• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

New to TPU - Advice on a new system I snagged for £300

Joined
Nov 22, 2012
Messages
679 (0.37/day)
Likes
738
System Name Hard Times
Processor X3450@4Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7H55M
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 12gb DDR3 1333Mhz CL 9@1600 CL7
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 980 Xtreme@1500Mhz
Storage SanDisk Extreme 120Gb SSD (os) , WD Caviar Blue 2 TB (Games), WD Caviar Green 1TB (Storage)
Display(s) 32" Samsung HDTV 1080P
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini
Audio Device(s) Onboard HDMI
Power Supply EVGA G2 550w
Software Windows 10 Pro CU
#1
Hello everyone I'm new to TPU and relatively new to PC gaming. I managed to get a great deal on a privately advertised gaming PC which I'll be collecting next Friday (see specs which I have filled out)

I currently game on just an XBox 360 so it should be a nice step up :) It was only £300 for everything listed there and it has a legitimate copy of windows 8 included.

I have plans for the build and wanted to run them by you guys.

Change out the processor to an FX - 8350
Add better cooling in the form of either an H80 or H100
Get faster memory
Add an SSD or two
Possibly change out the GFX card for something meatier

Obviously on my budget I can't do all of these at once so I wondered which one you would deem to be the most benficial upgrade/change?

Thanks :rockout:
 

RCoon

Gaming Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
Messages
11,370 (5.50/day)
Likes
9,511
Location
Gypsyland, UK
System Name HP Omen 17
Processor i7 7700HQ
Memory 16GB 2400Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1060
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB + HGST 1TB
Display(s) 1080p IPS G-SYNC 75Hz
Audio Device(s) Bang & Olufsen
Power Supply 230W
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD+
Software Win 10 Pro
#2
RAM is more than reasonable, gfx is 600 what? if its 660 or above, then thats just fine(midrange) as it is, 670 is wonderful for 1080p if you want to go that route of nvidia. You dont need to touch that psu for now.
Processor is alright, 8350 would be a large upgrade, but i personally would put an SSD to the top of the list, you would see more of a difference with that/those. 128 is more than enough for OS and software. I'd recommend a second for your favored games, though i have so many i drop them all on a 2TB HDD and cant complain.
SSD>CPU>CPU COOLER>GFX
 

JrRacinFan

Served 5k and counting ...
Joined
Mar 17, 2007
Messages
19,666 (5.01/day)
Likes
4,754
Location
Youngstown, OH
System Name Gamer :Server and Android BuildBox
Processor i7 3930k: Xeon e5-2660
Motherboard MSI X79A-GD45 Plus : Generic
Cooling Liqid cooled: CM 212+
Memory Klevv Neo 2x4Gb 1866 @ 1600 CL9 : 2x8Gb Vengeance 1600 cl9
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 950 SC : XFX R5 220
Storage HGST 2TB + 480GB OCZ Trion 150 : Seagate 1TB SSHD + WD 3TB + 2x HGST 2TB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 23.6" : headless
Case DIYPC D480-W White Window : Bitfenix Comrade
Audio Device(s) nVidia HDMI : Onboard
Power Supply EVGA 500b : Tt 775W Modular
Software Windows 7 Ultimate+Manjaro 16.06: Ubuntu Server 16.10
#3
I wouldn't change a thing until you have used it and see if it meets/exceeds your needs. Welcome to TPU. Although the first thing I would nab would be an SSD.
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2012
Messages
679 (0.37/day)
Likes
738
System Name Hard Times
Processor X3450@4Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7H55M
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 12gb DDR3 1333Mhz CL 9@1600 CL7
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 980 Xtreme@1500Mhz
Storage SanDisk Extreme 120Gb SSD (os) , WD Caviar Blue 2 TB (Games), WD Caviar Green 1TB (Storage)
Display(s) 32" Samsung HDTV 1080P
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini
Audio Device(s) Onboard HDMI
Power Supply EVGA G2 550w
Software Windows 10 Pro CU
#4
RAM is more than reasonable, gfx is 600 what? if its 660 or above, then thats just fine(midrange) as it is, 670 is wonderful for 1080p if you want to go that route of nvidia. You dont need to touch that psu for now.
Processor is alright, 8350 would be a large upgrade, but i personally would put an SSD to the top of the list, you would see more of a difference with that/those. 128 is more than enough for OS and software. I'd recommend a second for your favored games, though i have so many i drop them all on a 2TB HDD and cant complain.
SSD>CPU>CPU COOLER>GFX
Oops, meant to put GTX 660...edited now. I'm thinking of an OCZ Vertex 4 128gb initially then based on reviews and price. Any good?

How would an 8350 fare with the current cooling for a small OC to 4.6Ghz ? Thanks

(Edit - thanks for the welcome Jr and yes I intend to give it a good work out before I decide on any potential upgrades. I think he makes a good point on the SSD though, a nice snappy OS would be very nice)
 

manofthem

WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Joined
Jan 9, 2011
Messages
10,727 (4.23/day)
Likes
26,177
Location
Florida
System Name bBox | tOffice | mDonk
Processor i7 4770k @4.3 | i7 2600k @3.5 | i7 4790 @3.8
Motherboard MSI Z87 G45 | MSI Z68 GD55 | MSI H97M G43
Cooling Water | Reeven Justice RC-1204 | can't remember
Memory G Skill TridentX 8GB 2400 | Patriot Viper 3 8GB 1600 | G Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) 2x R9 290's | 980 SC ACX2.0 | n/a
Storage 850 Evo 250GB & 2TB Desktar 5K3000 | 830 256GB & 1.5TB & 3TB Barracudas| 830 256GB
Display(s) QNIX WX2710 (96Hz OC) & Shimian Achieva QH270-Lite | Acer 27HL | n/a
Case 900D | Fractal Define S | n/a
Audio Device(s) Siberia v2 | onboard | n/a
Power Supply Corsair AX1200 | XFX 550Pro | SeaSonic 660XP2
Mouse Razer Mamba 2012 | Corsair M95 | n/a
Keyboard Das Keyboard Pro 4 (blues) | Cougar Attack X3 (blues) | n/a
Software Win 10 Pro x64 | Win 10 Pro x64 | Win 10 Pro x64
#5
I definitely say yes to the ssd upgrade, as that will make your system feel so much faster/snappier by it self. I had a 128gb Vertex 4, and it was crazy fast. I haven't heard the same horror stories of the newer OCZ as I did with the older ones. I also favor the Samsung 830 ssds (and thus the newer 840/840 pros), crazy good and reliable. The 660 is no slouch, and it should hold up very well at 1080p for most games.

Add: After using an ssd for about 2 years, I installed Windows 7 on my old hdd, and it horrendously slow, in every aspect. Going from hdd to ssd is really nice. but I'd say to get a big enough one, 256 or there abouts to be able to put your OS, programs, and even a few games. no sense in getting an ssd and then throwing everything on the hdd, as some have done (i even did before when limited by space :banghead:)
 

RCoon

Gaming Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
Messages
11,370 (5.50/day)
Likes
9,511
Location
Gypsyland, UK
System Name HP Omen 17
Processor i7 7700HQ
Memory 16GB 2400Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1060
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB + HGST 1TB
Display(s) 1080p IPS G-SYNC 75Hz
Audio Device(s) Bang & Olufsen
Power Supply 230W
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD+
Software Win 10 Pro
#6
Oops, meant to put GTX 660...edited now. I'm thinking of an OCZ Vertex 4 128gb initially then based on reviews and price. Any good?

How would an 8350 fare with the current cooling for a small OC to 4.6Ghz ? Thanks
Samsung drives are awesome - i bought an OCZ agility 3 60gb as my first ssd upgrade when they were first released, and im still using it now for legacy software backups, it runs like a champ. I can say the Sandisk Pro's are pretty damn good, the Corsair Force 3's are also good for the price. A lot of enthusiasts i know roll with the samsung SSD's and the Crucial M4's are very popular for Operating System. (Due to fast read speed, and not needing the fast write speed).

I can get my 8350 at 4.7ghz on my H80 water cooler, and that hits 54 degrees on benchmarks. AMD FX's max safe temps are 62degrees. If you're looking to breach towards those speeds, im relatively sure you would want/need a closed loop water cooler like the H80 or above, im not sure what you can achieve on air - just keep it below 60 degrees :D
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2012
Messages
679 (0.37/day)
Likes
738
System Name Hard Times
Processor X3450@4Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7H55M
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 12gb DDR3 1333Mhz CL 9@1600 CL7
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 980 Xtreme@1500Mhz
Storage SanDisk Extreme 120Gb SSD (os) , WD Caviar Blue 2 TB (Games), WD Caviar Green 1TB (Storage)
Display(s) 32" Samsung HDTV 1080P
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini
Audio Device(s) Onboard HDMI
Power Supply EVGA G2 550w
Software Windows 10 Pro CU
#7
I definitely say yes to the ssd upgrade, as that will make your system feel so much faster/snappier by it self. I had a 128gb Vertex 4, and it was crazy fast. I haven't heard the same horror stories of the newer OCZ as I did with the older ones. I also favor the Samsung 830 ssds (and thus the newer 840/840 pros), crazy good and reliable. The 660 is no slouch, and it should hold up very well at 1080p for most games.

Add: After using an ssd for about 2 years, I installed Windows 7 on my old hdd, and it horrendously slow, in every aspect. Going from hdd to ssd is really nice. but I'd say to get a big enough one, 256 or there abouts to be able to put your OS, programs, and even a few games. no sense in getting an ssd and then throwing everything on the hdd, as some have done (i even did before when limited by space :banghead:)
Good to know, I can't believe the price of SSDs have come down so much since the last time I was looking, dreaming of PC gaming lol
 
Joined
Nov 12, 2012
Messages
344 (0.18/day)
Likes
141
Location
Technical Tittery....
System Name IBT "10x Maximum" Stable - Under Further Testing
Processor Intel i5 4690K @ 4.08GHz -> 102xx40 - 1.11xv
Motherboard MSI MPower Z97
Cooling Corsair H100i + 2x Corsair "HP Edition" SP120's
Memory 4x4GB Corsair Vengence Pro 2400mhz @ 2450MHz 11-13-13-31-1T - 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming GTX970 4GB @ 1314 Core/1973 Mem/1528 Boost
Storage Kingston 3K 120GB SSD + Western Digital 'Green' 2TB + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Display(s) Iiyama Prolite X2377HDS 23" IPS
Case Corsair Carbide 300R
Audio Device(s) -
Power Supply EVGA NEX650G + Silverstone Extensions
Mouse Always failing me....
Keyboard Endlessly broken.....
Software Windoze 7 Professional 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Rotel RA-04 + Cerwin Vega AT12 / Sony MDR-XB700 & FiiO E5
#8
I wouldn't change a thing until you have used it and see if it meets/exceeds your needs. Welcome to TPU. Although the first thing I would nab would be an SSD.
This, totally.


Changing the CPU would be a waste of money to be honest... for the gains it'd net you the money would be better spent else ware... same goes for RAM upgrades.



However, a solid PSU that isn't just "800w" would sound like a much, much better idea....

Thought about that route yet?


Edit:

Also, a nice CPU cooler seeing as those AC units aren't the best, at all, and are usually noisy while doing a sub-par job.
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2012
Messages
679 (0.37/day)
Likes
738
System Name Hard Times
Processor X3450@4Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7H55M
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 12gb DDR3 1333Mhz CL 9@1600 CL7
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 980 Xtreme@1500Mhz
Storage SanDisk Extreme 120Gb SSD (os) , WD Caviar Blue 2 TB (Games), WD Caviar Green 1TB (Storage)
Display(s) 32" Samsung HDTV 1080P
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini
Audio Device(s) Onboard HDMI
Power Supply EVGA G2 550w
Software Windows 10 Pro CU
#9
This, totally.


Changing the CPU would be a waste of money to be honest... for the gains it'd net you the money would be better spent else ware... same goes for RAM upgrades.



However, a solid PSU that isn't just "800w" would sound like a much, much better idea....

Thought about that route yet?


Edit:

Also, a nice CPU cooler seeing as those AC units aren't the best, at all, and are usually noisy while doing a sub-par job.
Yeh I need to find out precisely which PSU it is and whether it needs to be changed out for a solid corsair unit or the like.

Ideally I want a quiet but powerful cooler, not really too fussed if its water or air just as long as it fits in the HAF 912 and allows me to clock the snot out of the processor :D Any ideas on some good ones people?
 
Last edited:

Fourstaff

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 29, 2009
Messages
9,377 (3.19/day)
Likes
2,101
Location
Home
System Name Asus K50-X5DAB \\ Orange!
Processor Athlon QL-65 2.2Ghz \\ 3570K
Motherboard Laptop \\ ASRock z77 Extreme4
Cooling Laptop \\ H100i
Memory 1x1GB + 1X2GB \\ 2x4Gb 1600Mhz CL9 Corsair XMS3
Video Card(s) Mobility Radeon HD4570 512mb \\ Zotac 660Ti OC 2Gb
Storage 250Gb \\ Samsung 840 250Gb + Toshiba DT01ACA300 3Tb
Display(s) 15.6" 1366x768 \\ LG 22EA53VQ
Case Laptop Chassis \\ NZXT Phantom 410 Black/Orange
Power Supply Power Brick \\ Corsair CXM500w
#10
Get SSD, check www.hotukdeals.com to get one at good price, or pray Amazon does another £100 for M4 "Black Friday" deal
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2012
Messages
679 (0.37/day)
Likes
738
System Name Hard Times
Processor X3450@4Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7H55M
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 12gb DDR3 1333Mhz CL 9@1600 CL7
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 980 Xtreme@1500Mhz
Storage SanDisk Extreme 120Gb SSD (os) , WD Caviar Blue 2 TB (Games), WD Caviar Green 1TB (Storage)
Display(s) 32" Samsung HDTV 1080P
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini
Audio Device(s) Onboard HDMI
Power Supply EVGA G2 550w
Software Windows 10 Pro CU
#11
Any good cooler suggestions meeting my requirements 2 posts above peeps?
 
Joined
Oct 29, 2010
Messages
2,944 (1.13/day)
Likes
1,379
System Name The Sheriff / The Deputy
Processor 2500K / G4560
Motherboard ASRock P67Extreme4 / Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 DDR3
Cooling CM Hyper TX3 / Intel stock
Memory 16 GB Kingston HyperX / 8 GB Kingston HyperX
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 960 SSC / Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti LP
Storage SSD, some WD and lots of Samsungs
Display(s) BenQ GW2470 / Samsung SyncMaster T220
Case Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced / Thermaltake Core v31
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1/Denon PMA500AE/Wharfedale D 10.1/Senn HD518
Power Supply Corsair TX650 / Corsair TX650M
Mouse Steelseries Rival 100/ Mionix Avior 7000
Keyboard Sidewinder
Software Windows 10 / Windows 10 Pro
#12
If you already paid that money (which is a very good deal) just relax and see what the machine is capable of as it is. It really depends on what games are you playing, what are your expectations and how much money you are prepared to put in it on top of what you got. A SSD would indeed be a good start if money is burning in your pocket.

Welcome here!
 
Joined
Nov 29, 2011
Messages
5,975 (2.70/day)
Likes
5,278
Location
Hi! I'm from the Internet
System Name Selene / Yoda
Processor Fx 8350 @ 4.4 / Phenom II x6 1090t @ 3.6
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 r4.0 / Gigabyte 890XA-UD3
Cooling H100i / Xig Dark Knight
Memory 4x 8gb G.Skill Snipers / 4x 4gb G.Skill Ares
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9 290x / XfX DD & VisionTek HD6850's C'fired
Storage 256gb ssd, 2x 2tb Wd Blacks & 1x 1tb Wd black / 1x 1tb
Display(s) Dell Ultra Sharp 2408 WFp / Hp w2207
Case Raidmax Vampire / Chieftec Alum. Dragon Blue
Audio Device(s) Onboard Hd Audio / Onboard Hd Audio
Power Supply Corsair TX 850 watt / Corsair TX 750 watt
Mouse Logitech G500s
Keyboard Corsair Strafe
Software Win 10 pro / Win Vista Home prem. 64 bit
Benchmark Scores What are benchmarks anyway?
#13
Try out the rig first to see what you actually need to upgrade. If it was me, the cpu would be the first to go. Hell a Phenom II x6 would be a hell of a upgrade to the fx4 series. And welcome to the best damn site on the net. :toast:
 

manofthem

WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Joined
Jan 9, 2011
Messages
10,727 (4.23/day)
Likes
26,177
Location
Florida
System Name bBox | tOffice | mDonk
Processor i7 4770k @4.3 | i7 2600k @3.5 | i7 4790 @3.8
Motherboard MSI Z87 G45 | MSI Z68 GD55 | MSI H97M G43
Cooling Water | Reeven Justice RC-1204 | can't remember
Memory G Skill TridentX 8GB 2400 | Patriot Viper 3 8GB 1600 | G Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) 2x R9 290's | 980 SC ACX2.0 | n/a
Storage 850 Evo 250GB & 2TB Desktar 5K3000 | 830 256GB & 1.5TB & 3TB Barracudas| 830 256GB
Display(s) QNIX WX2710 (96Hz OC) & Shimian Achieva QH270-Lite | Acer 27HL | n/a
Case 900D | Fractal Define S | n/a
Audio Device(s) Siberia v2 | onboard | n/a
Power Supply Corsair AX1200 | XFX 550Pro | SeaSonic 660XP2
Mouse Razer Mamba 2012 | Corsair M95 | n/a
Keyboard Das Keyboard Pro 4 (blues) | Cougar Attack X3 (blues) | n/a
Software Win 10 Pro x64 | Win 10 Pro x64 | Win 10 Pro x64
#14
Any good cooler suggestions meeting my requirements 2 posts above peeps?
I believe that 912 has space for 2 120mm fans on the top, so you could throw up an H100/i or the like, or a single fan cooler h60/80 on the exhaust 120mm fan. That's if you want to go with closed water.
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,554 (3.97/day)
Likes
8,061
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#15
You put "Windows 8 Home Premium 64 Bit" in your specs. There's no such animal, only Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. So, are you sure that's legit, or was it a typo?
 

STCNE

New Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2010
Messages
236 (0.09/day)
Likes
41
Location
Connecticut USA
System Name Lycanthropy
Processor i5 2500K
Motherboard ECS p67-h2a2
Memory 8GB Muskin Radioactive Series
Video Card(s) MSI R7770
Case Lancool K62
Audio Device(s) Ultra-Fi Dac41, Vintage Sherwood amp, STAX SR-5 Headphones
Power Supply XFX 850W
Software Win 7 64-Bit(Tried Win8 and never going back)
Benchmark Scores Reboots in 35 seconds flat, with a standard HDD. I'm a bit of an OCD tweaker. Using less than 100GB
#16
If you're new to PC gaming, spend that money on some games. If you're going to be using the computer just for gaming see how it does with whatever games you play and go from there. You've got a really nice PC there and there isn't anything really calling for an upgrade IMO.

Though if you're going to do something I'd first make sure you've got a good name brand PSU in there, and then I'd go for the SSD. Depending on what you use the PC for you may not get much, if anything, out of a CPU or GPU upgrade. I'd suggest using it as is for a few months before deciding on anything. You'll know what needs upgrading by that point. :)

And you got a really nice deal on that PC. congratz
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2012
Messages
679 (0.37/day)
Likes
738
System Name Hard Times
Processor X3450@4Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7H55M
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 12gb DDR3 1333Mhz CL 9@1600 CL7
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 980 Xtreme@1500Mhz
Storage SanDisk Extreme 120Gb SSD (os) , WD Caviar Blue 2 TB (Games), WD Caviar Green 1TB (Storage)
Display(s) 32" Samsung HDTV 1080P
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini
Audio Device(s) Onboard HDMI
Power Supply EVGA G2 550w
Software Windows 10 Pro CU
#17
Wow alot of responses since I last looked, I'm going to like it here I can tell:rockout:

Where to start...

@ Crap Daddy - Yeh it's an awesome deal and he's a really nice guy. I have a good selection of games already to try it out with (next weekends going to be a hoot) These include BF3, Borderlands 2, Gta series, FIFA 13, Crysis 2, Crysis, Witcher 1 & 2 and a few others so just need the hardware now :) I'm thinking a good brand name PSU and at least an SSD for the OS.

@ Madshot - Thanks for the welcome and I think I'm just going to clock this processor as hard as I can until I feel the need to upgrade. Hell, I'm coming from a 30fps console @720p to a nicer system running at 1080p :D

@ manofthem - That's good info to know as I'm not familiar with the case so thanks for that.

@ Qubit - Not sure which one it is until I get it next Friday but I shall edit it to just Windows 8:)

@ STCNE - Thanks for the congratz and I'm chuffed. Also I'm pretty much going to do what you said and maybe just make sure it has a solid PSU in it.

EDIT - When I get the system up and running next Friday I shall post a few pics and benchies just to share with you lot and celebrate the fact that I will finally be a PC Gamer lol :)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Nov 22, 2012
Messages
679 (0.37/day)
Likes
738
System Name Hard Times
Processor X3450@4Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7H55M
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 12gb DDR3 1333Mhz CL 9@1600 CL7
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 980 Xtreme@1500Mhz
Storage SanDisk Extreme 120Gb SSD (os) , WD Caviar Blue 2 TB (Games), WD Caviar Green 1TB (Storage)
Display(s) 32" Samsung HDTV 1080P
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini
Audio Device(s) Onboard HDMI
Power Supply EVGA G2 550w
Software Windows 10 Pro CU
#18
So the fun begins on Friday when I pick up the PC. However I have subsequently found out that the PSU is a steaming pile of crap.

800w Storm PSU......no, I'd never heard of it eiher :)

He assures me he has played BF3 on ultra for hours on end and has stress tested it without a hitch but it doesn't rest easy with me.
Therefore, it will be the first part I change. I need recommendations for good PSUs under £80 that would handle future upgrades -

Overclocked FX 8350
2 x SSDs
2 x HDDs
1 x BluRay
GTX 670 or HD 7970
5 x LED Fans
2 x 8gb DDR 3 Sticks

Any help would be much appreciated. Amazon UK or ebuyer would be my etailers of choice.
 

JrRacinFan

Served 5k and counting ...
Joined
Mar 17, 2007
Messages
19,666 (5.01/day)
Likes
4,754
Location
Youngstown, OH
System Name Gamer :Server and Android BuildBox
Processor i7 3930k: Xeon e5-2660
Motherboard MSI X79A-GD45 Plus : Generic
Cooling Liqid cooled: CM 212+
Memory Klevv Neo 2x4Gb 1866 @ 1600 CL9 : 2x8Gb Vengeance 1600 cl9
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 950 SC : XFX R5 220
Storage HGST 2TB + 480GB OCZ Trion 150 : Seagate 1TB SSHD + WD 3TB + 2x HGST 2TB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 23.6" : headless
Case DIYPC D480-W White Window : Bitfenix Comrade
Audio Device(s) nVidia HDMI : Onboard
Power Supply EVGA 500b : Tt 775W Modular
Software Windows 7 Ultimate+Manjaro 16.06: Ubuntu Server 16.10
#19
I hope the ram is DDR3 and not 3 kits of 2x8GB DDR (just kidding)

Looks good my friend. Corsair or Seasonic 650W or above would be plenty. 750W or above for future. Also 1 bigger SSD would be fine.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2007
Messages
22,401 (5.82/day)
Likes
8,923
Location
'Merica. The Great SOUTH!
System Name The Mailbox 4.5
Processor Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Intel LGA 1155
Cooling Scythe Katana 4
Memory G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 1866: 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) MSI 1080 "Duke" with 8Gb of RAM. Boost Clock 1847 MHz
Storage 256Gb M4 SSD, 500Gb WD (7200) 128Gb Agelity 4 SSD
Display(s) LG 29" Class 21:9 UltraWide® IPS LED Monitor 2560 x 1080
Case Cooler Master 922 HAF
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX X-Fi with Bose Companion 2 speakers.
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei (RAW) and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Benching is for bitches.
#20
Get a better PSU ASAP. Skip the SSD for now. Don't go cheap on the PSU. All those goodies will be a garbage if a cheap PSU frys them.
 
Joined
Nov 12, 2012
Messages
344 (0.18/day)
Likes
141
Location
Technical Tittery....
System Name IBT "10x Maximum" Stable - Under Further Testing
Processor Intel i5 4690K @ 4.08GHz -> 102xx40 - 1.11xv
Motherboard MSI MPower Z97
Cooling Corsair H100i + 2x Corsair "HP Edition" SP120's
Memory 4x4GB Corsair Vengence Pro 2400mhz @ 2450MHz 11-13-13-31-1T - 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming GTX970 4GB @ 1314 Core/1973 Mem/1528 Boost
Storage Kingston 3K 120GB SSD + Western Digital 'Green' 2TB + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Display(s) Iiyama Prolite X2377HDS 23" IPS
Case Corsair Carbide 300R
Audio Device(s) -
Power Supply EVGA NEX650G + Silverstone Extensions
Mouse Always failing me....
Keyboard Endlessly broken.....
Software Windoze 7 Professional 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Rotel RA-04 + Cerwin Vega AT12 / Sony MDR-XB700 & FiiO E5
Joined
Jun 3, 2007
Messages
22,401 (5.82/day)
Likes
8,923
Location
'Merica. The Great SOUTH!
System Name The Mailbox 4.5
Processor Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Intel LGA 1155
Cooling Scythe Katana 4
Memory G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 1866: 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) MSI 1080 "Duke" with 8Gb of RAM. Boost Clock 1847 MHz
Storage 256Gb M4 SSD, 500Gb WD (7200) 128Gb Agelity 4 SSD
Display(s) LG 29" Class 21:9 UltraWide® IPS LED Monitor 2560 x 1080
Case Cooler Master 922 HAF
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX X-Fi with Bose Companion 2 speakers.
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei (RAW) and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Benching is for bitches.
#22
Joined
Oct 3, 2012
Messages
229 (0.12/day)
Likes
59
Location
Brazil
System Name Tiffany
Processor Intel i7 4770K @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H
Cooling Corsair H100i Push-Pull
Memory Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 16GB
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290 Crossfire @ 925Mhz
Storage WD 500GB + Seagate 1 TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2420TX 120hz
Case Cooler Master CM690II Black & White
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
Software Windows 7
#23
Welcome!

What a bargain there... nice machine for the price.

Really, a SSD would be fantastic for your rig. But i think you should get a better PSU because you must protect all of your investments.

I'm just throwing it out, but OCZ Vertex 4 prices are dropping and are great SSD's. Would be a really nice upgrade.

If you don't mind, i'll give you a air cooler suggestion: EVGA Superclock (i think it's compatible with AM3+...)
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2012
Messages
679 (0.37/day)
Likes
738
System Name Hard Times
Processor X3450@4Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7H55M
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 12gb DDR3 1333Mhz CL 9@1600 CL7
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 980 Xtreme@1500Mhz
Storage SanDisk Extreme 120Gb SSD (os) , WD Caviar Blue 2 TB (Games), WD Caviar Green 1TB (Storage)
Display(s) 32" Samsung HDTV 1080P
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini
Audio Device(s) Onboard HDMI
Power Supply EVGA G2 550w
Software Windows 10 Pro CU
#24
Its the only thing I'm buying initially, those other parts are just prospective upgrades that I would like the PSU to handle when the time comes and yes I realise the importance of the PSU.

What does low ripple mean mailman?
 
Joined
Nov 12, 2012
Messages
344 (0.18/day)
Likes
141
Location
Technical Tittery....
System Name IBT "10x Maximum" Stable - Under Further Testing
Processor Intel i5 4690K @ 4.08GHz -> 102xx40 - 1.11xv
Motherboard MSI MPower Z97
Cooling Corsair H100i + 2x Corsair "HP Edition" SP120's
Memory 4x4GB Corsair Vengence Pro 2400mhz @ 2450MHz 11-13-13-31-1T - 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming GTX970 4GB @ 1314 Core/1973 Mem/1528 Boost
Storage Kingston 3K 120GB SSD + Western Digital 'Green' 2TB + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Display(s) Iiyama Prolite X2377HDS 23" IPS
Case Corsair Carbide 300R
Audio Device(s) -
Power Supply EVGA NEX650G + Silverstone Extensions
Mouse Always failing me....
Keyboard Endlessly broken.....
Software Windoze 7 Professional 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Rotel RA-04 + Cerwin Vega AT12 / Sony MDR-XB700 & FiiO E5
#25
No. Get a Seasonic or something with low ripple.
Post a link then, MM lol


For the choice of units on eBuyer, and his budget, not much comes close to the Corsair.


Besides, this unit doesn't have any noticeable problems with ripple, as you suggest.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/TX750M/

Quote: Ripple/noise suppression is very good on all rails, regardless the load and the operating temperature. Overall excellent performance here, which can easily compete with the Seasonic-made Corsair TX units.