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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by obasnoj, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. obasnoj New Member

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    Building a new rig, curious about what you think.

    PhenomII x4 965 black edition
    xfx radeon hd 5850
    corsair dominator ddr3 4gb memory
    biostar te890fxe mobo
    thermaltake 850w black widow psu
    thermaltake a90 midsize case w/ optional side 120mm fan for gpu cooling

    whatcha think?
     
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    blkhogan New Member

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    Need some pics to be able to fully rate it. The parts look good though. Should be a solid build. :toast:
     
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    First of all ... from what I have seen ... you can never rate a PC ... cos rating will differ according to the person who's giving you the rating ... and this will be inconsistent ...

    And looking at the Specs of your rig ... I can say its a really good PC ... ;) ...
     
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    I recommend 750W for that rig and no Thermaltake
     
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    I second that ^^. Get like a Antec New Truepower 750 or HX750 or TX750
     
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    also if you were to get say a ssd or velocirator it would jack the rating up in my book, but as it stands I'd say 6.5 max. get a 1090T/1055T (or intel setup) a 2nd 5850 and an ssd your golden. even tho i only rate it at 6.5 that doesnt mean it wont perform great
     
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    Yes, pics would be nice.
    For gaming it's more than enough, even at 1920x1080.
    As for the PSU, if you've done your math and it tells you that you need the 850 Watts...keep the choice, otherwise change to something like the Corsair TX/HX750.
     
  8. obasnoj New Member

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    Why no thermaltake?
     
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    It's just that I got a great deal on an a90+psu deal so I went for it. 750w would work too
     
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    NO Thermaltake because:
    http://www.techsupportforum.com/har...usual-graphics-card-power-supply-problem.html

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=313741

    And this one tells it all:
    http://blog2evo.cjspot.net/thermaltake-w0089re-psu-problem/

    Also there was a guy in our forum which said that thermaltake is worse than below average.
    Even though a not-known trademark, my mercury psu has more than 4 years running :)

    Finally, my suggestion:
    http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-750w-atx-12v-power-supply/q/loc/101/206178325.html
    Y? Because it is simply the best for all
     
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  11. obasnoj New Member

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    Damn it. Already bought the case+psu. Can I damage anything by using it??
     
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    No until it starts to smoke and you cannot predict when
     
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    Your chances of getting a bad one are somewhat slim at best. I would say you will be ok. There are always "bad apples" from every brand. I prefer to run CoolMax psu's but the majority would label them as "low end" or "cheaply made". Ive personally have never had one give me any problems.
     
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    I mean, if it kills itself will it take other parts with it?
     
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    alot of the time yes
     
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    I had an "800w" PowerUp PSU blow up, it took the mobo, RAM, VGA, and HDD. I was able to RMA most of it, but the $50 PSU cost me well more than that in lost hardware....and then I had to go out and buy a nicer PSU as well
     
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    Well, crap. Suggestions? I mean... How concerned should I be about it being a "bad apple"?
     
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    Although the TT PSU you got isn't exactly a quality unit, it's not shit either. You'll probably be fine, but what I would do (especially considering I hate that case) is return them both, pick up a Cooler Master 690 II Advanced and an Antec Truepower new 750w. However, you still have an OK case/PSU
     
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    Ok. It will show smaller signs of problems before just sh!tting itself inside out and taking half my rig with it, right?
     
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    I'm not really sure. Sometimes, but my PSU was working fine until one time it shot out smoke and sparks and refused to work again. How much did you pay for that PSU/case? If you're in the US I can look and see what I can find that would be better :cool:
     
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    Agreed. I bought an Antec Truepower New 750W and it's great :)
     
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    Of course! There always will be smth it will take cuz it is thermaltake
     
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    thermaltake 850w black widow psu
    thermaltake a90 midsize cas

    eww
     
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    Now that just sounds like some sort of evil slogan. :roll:
     
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    Please, stop hitting Thermaltake. They have failure rates and some bad models, just like every other manufacturer. The PSU obasnoj choose seems pretty good actually, they even bother to show the damn circuit so you can see what they're using. I doubt it can hold 800 Watts for too long, but OP is not going to use that much power, so no worries.
    Also, if I recall correctly, Alek, your PSU IS failing (noise and smell) and you are currently ignoring that...so yours is not that great either.

    @jamesrt2004
    Never discuss tastes. They always differ. And, besides, OP says it was a good deal.
     

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