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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by ...PACMAN..., Nov 22, 2012.

  1. TheMailMan78

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    Thats a lot to go over. However low ripple means "steady" or "clean" power. High ripple means "rough" or "dirty" power. It leads to instability and degradation of components. All PC's are designed to take some ripple. Its not the end all. But its something that can be a real pain in the butt if you start OCing and such.........which you will if you stay on TPU.

    Why "compete" when you can just buy a decent Seasonic?
     
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    You still aren't posting a link to one from the sites hes said he can buy from...

    Instead, why don't you give him some constructive help instead of complaining about the Corsairs "ripple issues" that aren't shown to be true?

    :roll:

    Help the guy out.
     
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    Because I don't live in the UK. Don't know what he has near him.

    Look for a Seasonic X series Gold.
     
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    Pretty much sums it up. :rockout:



    Corsair unit still has my vote as nothing, for the price, comes close.
     
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    Then he knows where to look for what I suggested.
     
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    looks like we may have a winner:rockout: I have to wait a week until I can get it. Will be running the PC at stock and possibly undervolted until then lol. Wish me luck :pimp:

    I'll still post pics and benchies on Friday as it's all part of the fun :rockout:
     
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    I somehow expected more from a 14000 post TPU regular. :shadedshu





    You wont go far wrong with the Corsair unit, PACMAN, its very solid for the price you pay.... I'm struggling to beat it while continuing my search for a better unit in your price range. :D
     
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    So your going to undervolt the system? Why?
     
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    Any possible benefits from undervolting? I can't see one.
     
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    That will be fine and has a nice warranty. I appreciate everyones help....mailman, make peace not war:)

    I'm undervolting whilst on the crappy PSU for a week. Can get the new PSU next Friday. Would that not reduce load on the sub par PSU?
     
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    I'll speculate by saying the possible reasons are somewhere along the following lines: heat and power usage.


    Heat for obvious reasons (a lack of sufficient cooling/ventilation no doubt)

    Electricity bills can be high in the winter and saving money is never a bad thing... if he plans on running his rig a lot, the savings will mount up in the end.


    Could be totally wrong though lol





    Edit: I am wrong! :roll:
     
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    Dont do that. Do you know your way around a bios? You seem pretty green man. Take your time.
     
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    I know a few bits and can follow guides lol. Maybe I'll just leave it and try it as it comes....From what I gather it's alot of heat that can show up the poor PSUs as glue melts and trips other stuff. Its cold here in the UK so should be fine or a week.(He prays)
     
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    No need to undervolt with that system. Yeah, the PSU in there isn't the greatest but I'm sure it easily handles your system the way it is. Getting a new PSU first is a good choice though.
     
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    Just leave it alone. Don't OC until you get the new PSU......even then TAKE YOUR TIME. As Erocker said you won't be peaking it out so you should be fine for a week.
     
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    OK cool....I'll let you guys know how it goes. How many different games will I be able to try out in a 50 hr period? Guess we will find out soon :)
     
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    Next thread: OMG A VIRUS WIPED OUT MY OS! WHAT DO! :laugh:
     
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    I can see you're trouble :laugh: I'm sure MSE will suffice and these are genuine games not anything to do with skull & crossbones or glacier ordinance surveys (ice...o....hunt)

    I want to support the platform not hinder it :toast:
     
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    Ah ok. I'm starting to like you.

    Pro tip: Mix MSE real time scanning with Malwarebytes passive scan. Those two together are like beer and steak. Just DO NOT RUN BOTH REAL TIME! Only MSE.
     
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    One last question, come friday I will have 2 monitors and the os is windows 8. If I connect 1 monitor via dvi and 1 monitor via hdmi to the gtx 660 will it show the 2 screens (ie Metro on one and desktop on the other) straight away or will I need to do something?
     
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    UPDATE -

    Hi guys, I collected the system on Friday and have been testing/playing with it all weekend.

    Bad Points

    The PSU is really crappy, can only just about handle the system but low power on most rails (it's getting changed out for a corsair unit on Friday )

    The cooler is not great but at least its not horrendously noisy

    No top fan 200 fan in the case

    System ran like crap on Windows 8 (probably some weird driver conflict)

    Good Points
    It runs on Windows 7 like a champ

    It's running all my games really smoothly and the graphics just look amazing in comparison to what I had on Xbox 360

    The monitor is nice and gives real sharp, ghost free image

    It came with a Fallout 3 bobblehead and a hitman statuette (Yay :) )

    I think it's going to be a good clocking chip, I had it stable on prime at 4.7Ghz 1.36v for 2 hrs....just temps letting me down because of the cooler and worried about PSU

    Motherboard is updated to latest bios and is Vishera ready, Bios is really nice and quick

    I am in gaming heaven :) :) :)

    Graphics card is dead silent, even in Crysis with 8xAA 1080p and BF3 Ultra 4xAA. Haven't tried ocing it yet, haven't needed to :)
     
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    The Arctic Freezer Rev 2.0 is a junk cooler. I have owned two from previous builds and they could never keep anything cool. Get a Hyper 212+ evo or maybe a AIO Water unit if you can afford it.
     
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    I will be getting an h100 or h80, this chip will utilize them I feel. But first I must get a decent PSU. Don't want to deny this thing the power it needs, especially if I go to an 8 core eventually.

    I honestly feel with a good PSU and good cooling this chip will easily get to 5GHz. It's fast enough now so I'm really looking forward to pushing it :):rockout:
     
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    PSU Sounds like a bummer, but all in all it sounds pretty sweet for £300 man, nice work and hope the PSU does you proud when it comes to it, those chips can OC nicely once you get a good aftermarket cooler. Sounds like you dont actually need to do a great deal to fulfill your needs, just keep her well fed on watts and nicely cooled ;)
     
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    I don't see a reason to overclock anymore honestly unless you are folding or something.

    @Pacman are you gonna play BF3?
     
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