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New build - long time since I did this.

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#1
Hey, I use my pc specifically for gaming and surfing - not much else.. This is what I've come up with.. Overclocking will be minimal if at all..

CPU: E8500 (not a lot of games can use 4 cores - and speed is king)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 (Feel like trying out an Intel chipset with DDR3 support - good cheap motherboard)
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1600mhz Memory.. I'm thinking OCZ, Corsair or Kingston. Whatever is in stock and payable. All three are on the motherboard compatibility list..
Graphics: 4870X2 card (Cheapest in stock, and it beats the GTX280 in most test. And I like the 2GB of memory for my 1900*1200 res)
HDD: Samsung or Seagate 1TB drives

PSU: Well, here's my question actually.. I have a Fortron Epsilon 600w PSU today, but I'm not sure it can run my new system with that X2 graphics card.. I have about 4 HDD's more to put into the system, and a dvd burner as well..
 
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Technically yes your PSU will be able to handle the 4870X2, but how old is it? Generally as they age, PSUs tend to be less reliable and less powerful. So yes your system should run fine, but it is always prudent to upgrade your Power-supply when purchasing a new system. Also, you should consider cable connections as I believe most 4870X2's have an 8 pin and a 6 pin connector, and your fortron only has 2x6pins.
 
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Alright, I did some digging, and it seems MOST agree that a single rail PSU is the way to go.. There seems to be quite the discussion about it, but in the end it does seem like there's some credibility to it..

So now.. Single rail PSU's rated at 750-900w? What to buy?

Main focus is silence, but I'm not skipping on quality so that's equally important..

I've picked a case that supports longer than standard PSU's...

My ideas so far:

Corsair TX750
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750
OCZ EliteXtream 800w
Silverstone Decathlon 750/800w

I really don't care about modularity at all.. If it has it, fine, if not fine.. :)
 
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The general concencus seems to be the Corsairs are the ones to go for.

Otherwise I have heard good things about the Silverstone, but none of those would be bad options.
 
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Well, the Corsair is the cheapest and most availiable option on my list.. Guess I'll have to give it a whirl then..
 

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Go for the Corsair TX750W, awesome PSU and very quiet, mine rocks :)

And for HDD's, go with Samsung F1 drives, extremely fast, cheap and silent, can't beat that :)
 

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#7
do you really need the 1TB? maybe cut to 750gb because its proportionately cheaper?
 
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Just trolling my old thread here.. Sorry :)

I'm getting my doubts about my PSU choice again.. It seems like people on forums say that a 750w quality psu is enough to run pretty much anything today, but when I check out reviews of the 4870x2 they often specifically mention getting an above 800w quality PSU..

Now, I'm quite sure I'd be able to run it on a 750w unit, but how much stress would I be putting on it? As acoustics are important to me, I don't want a unit that has to run its fan at maximum at all times..

Any ideas or comments? Someone perhaps with an idea for a ~900w single rail psu?

[EDIT] Just checked the Corsair out.. It's at 40db at a 600w load which I believe is what I'll pull on my system at load.. The 1000w unit is a little below 30db at the same load.. That's a massive difference!.. :-S..
 
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#9
well come to tpu
perfect system but there is some tips
1- got e8600 but for me i see chose quad you can reach high clock speed in overclock
2- for ram's chose Corsair
3- take some good psu like Corsair but with 800w-1000w
 
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that 750 watt corsair will handle a 4870x2 without breaking a sweat. unless your planning on adding another x2 in the future, you'll be fine if you ask me.
 
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Alright.. I'm done.. This is what I ended up with:

Intel E8500 boxed
Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6
4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600mhz
1TB Samsung F1 HDD
HIS Radeon 4870x2 2GB
Corsair HX1000W PSU (slightly overkill, but I'm getting a good price on it)
Xigmatec S1284 Achilles cooler
Coolermaster CM690 case + add. fans (only midi case I could find that fit the GPU - not even the Antec P182 did)
 
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Where are you getting the HX1000 from? I've been wanting one and the cheapest I could find it for was about $220 shipped, maybe a little less.
 

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I think the Xigmatek HDT S1238 would be hell better.
 
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Speed is not king, except in single threaded benchmarks like superpi.

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=994542&postcount=36
 
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Where are you getting the HX1000 from? I've been wanting one and the cheapest I could find it for was about $220 shipped, maybe a little less.
A local Danish store.. Sorry :)

Also, regarding 2/4/8 cores.. TODAY an E cpu makes more sense than a Q because for a gamer as it's faster clockwise (and pr. dollar).. In the future I will get a Q cpu, no doubt about that.