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  1. Spook New Member

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    Hey All at Techpowerup im new here :p names Spook. well im building a new comp so far this is what i got.

    Core 2 Duo E8400
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3574211
    Apevia X-Jupiter (i was going to go with the Tempest by NZXT)
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3424761
    Asus P5QC Mobo
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4016444
    XFX Geforce 9800 GTX + <-- (unsure yet its either this or a regular GT or GTX)
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4037153
    OCZ Sli-Ready 4Gb Ram
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3404049

    i also am unsure of a power supply how many watts do you guys think i should have? Please and thank you guys
     
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    1 - go with the tempest
    2- with a quality 500w - 600w you will be fine
    3 - change the videocard for a 4850 and then crossfire
     
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    But you know whats funny the tempest wont fit in my computer desk so thats why i decided to change. i am a bit unsure of the case since i couldnt find any good benchmarks on it. i need a case that supplies a good amount of airflow since im a gamer. hmmm ATI im usually with Nvidia ill go check it out. Thanks by the way.
     
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    On Apevia's fans, they did faulty wiring. Yeah, they are that bad. resulted in short, smoke and some melted wires...
    that all I have to say about them
     
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    eh mine work, except for the leds that burned out within 2 years :wtf:
     
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    Thanks for all the replies guys i just spoke with my dad and he said it doesnt matter upon the size and that i should stick with the Tempest just in case that everything wont fit in there. now that i think of it the 9800 is pretty big....yea ill go with the Tempest :D
     
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    yep that build is fine.
     
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    Good rig.
     
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    I've changed a couple of things in this rig and thanks to lollerskater69 he convinced me to go with a Cooler Master case. So heres what i changed:

    New Cooler Master Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137
    Again with lollerskater69's advice im going with a good Cpu cooler:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154002
    Change the CM's side panel to a clear one(later on though not asap):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999177
    Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT Superclocked:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4035113&sku=E145-9826

    Yea im still not sure about a PSU any of you guys recommend one? i wouldnt go past $125 unless necessary. What do you guys think? :)
     
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    hmm I haven't heard too much on ultra but that corsair should be a good option. yea. It maybe a good option.
     
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    Thank kysg i appreciate it ^^ . Aww man tigerdirect stopped putting the memory and the E8400 on sale oh well on to newegg lol. Thanks for all your help guys. now i just need to convince my dad that everything will fit in the case, if only you guys could help there lol.
     
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    what case is it tempest????

    if it's tempest show him the actual pics and remind him that due to the fact that its a mid tower is a sure damn thing that a ATX board will fit in that case.

    and If your dad want's to see a cramped case pm me and I'll show you mine and he can see the difference.
     
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    If you go for the HX520W, you wont be needing to worry about power issues. Mine runs all my specs + my quad @ 3.6Ghz easily.
     
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    Lol thanks guys you've been nothing but help these few days ^^. Also would like to thank lollerskater69 for immense help too ^^. Yea im going to go with that CoolerMaster 690 It looks pretty good, and good enough for me. Thanks guys.
     
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    I would ditch the nvidia for a 4850, cause the p45 chip is based for crossfire. Also save some cash and go for the E5200, and I would change the board over to the P5Q PRO. Better OCer and solid performance(even with the E5200) IMO
     
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    GT performs much lower than that of the GTX and if your getting the GTX you get the GTX+ its been upgraded to a + for a reason and besides i doubt ull find many suppliers with normal GTX's anymore.

    For the power supply I would recommend the Corsair HX620w - Modular, high efficiency great psu.
     
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    I would recommend a Silverstone PSU, but this guide here will help you gain an understanding of good and Bad PSU's. PSU Guide by panchoman Its a great guide and ive used it a few times. My Silverstone PSU is also a single rail PSU, not a multi-rail, which i would recommend for your gfx card.
     
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    There is more options than silverstone although I do agree they are very good. lets not forget seasonic, pcp&C, and xigmatek, FSP

    and unfortunately single rails cost more than multi rails...
     
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    you are right about single rail PSU's costing more, but i always found that multi rails had more issues when it came to powering higher end gfx cars, that required more amps on the +12v rail.

    a gfx card that needs 30a for power, will be under powered if the rail has only 22, or 24a
     
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    This is true but it depends on the card...which if it was a 4850x2, I'd understand. I know mine pushes, 18a on the +12v so I probably will be looking into a new PSU in the future.
     
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    I don't know about the case, but the rest is good. Swap out the video card for an EVGA 9800GTX+, EVGA has better warranty and their version (the newer one) is 9 inches long (vs 10.5 on all other models) and only uses one 6 pin PCI-E power cable. The other 9800GTX's use two. The 9800GTX+ is better than the HD 4850 so stick with that choice. As for the PSU, make sure its a quality brand with at least 450W.
     
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    the 4830 is a crippled 4850, if you cant afford a 4850 its ok, go for it and dont use ocz fatal1ty ram, they are charging you for the brand name (i mean fatal1ty), go with ocz gold
     

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