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RamboFB

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#1 6 years ago

Hi Everybody,

I am going to build a PC in the next couple of weeks and I want to start gathering gear. I kinda know what I want but could use some advice on certain parts.

Hear goes

CPU= i7 3820 or i7 3930K (depends on budget at time) M/BOARD= GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD5 (not sure on this one its was one I found that seemed ok) CASE= AEROCOOL X -PREDATOR WHITE E-ATX RAM= Corsair Dominator Platinum 16 GB : 4 x 4 GB Memory - DIMM 240-pin - 2400 MHz ( PC3-19200 ) HD=Intel 250 GB - Solid state drive - internal - 2.5" - Serial ATA-600

Im not sure at all about what kind of PSU I will need to run this. I have some things from my old which I can use for now. These include 570w PSU (if it can cope) A 1TB sumsung sata drive and 9800GTX+ GPU.

Any advice from you good people would be appreciated.

Cheers

forgot to mention OS= Windows 7 64bit home




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#2 6 years ago

570W should be enough, unless the PSU is very old. There are watt-calculators on the web which show you how much you'll need.

Otherwise it looks like a good build, except for the GPU, which you may need to upgrade, depending on what exactly you plan to do with the PC (state of the art CPU with 4 year old GPU seems like a strange combination).

You most likely won't need more than 8GB of RAM. Unless you plan to overclock you can probably also reduce the RAM speed, which doesn't have much of an effect on performance.




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#3 6 years ago

MrFancypants;5654788570W should be enough, unless the PSU is very old. There are watt-calculators on the web which show you how much you'll need.

Otherwise it looks like a good build, except for the GPU, which you may need to upgrade, depending on what exactly you plan to do with the PC (state of the art CPU with 4 year old GPU seems like a strange combination).

You most likely won't need more than 8GB of RAM. Unless you plan to overclock you can probably also reduce the RAM speed, which doesn't have much of an effect on performance.

Thanks for the reply,

The PSU is a bit old, perhaps a new one then! Well if I can research the power needs thats fine. The GPU is temporary until I can save up the cash for a more up to date GPU. I run a music editing software and game sometimes mostly RTS games which can be fairly process demanding rather than graphically, hence keeping the GPU for a while.

I do plan to overclock although for a while though so would rather get the best RAM at this point




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#4 6 years ago

Ok, that makes sense. Maybe you'll need the 16gb of RAM for music processing after all.

Here is an example for a watt calculator: PSU-Calculator Expert / Netzteil Rechner

Looks like you'll need about 400W. PSUs are efficient at 70-80% of their nominal output, so you'll need to add another 100W. Maybe try the calculator with a modern GPU, so that you have enough Watts left for when you upgrade.




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#5 6 years ago

MrFancypants;5654791Ok, that makes sense. Maybe you'll need the 16gb of RAM for music processing after all.

Here is an example for a watt calculator: PSU-Calculator Expert / Netzteil Rechner

Looks like you'll need about 400W. PSUs are efficient at 70-80% of their nominal output, so you'll need to add another 100W. Maybe try the calculator with a modern GPU, so that you have enough Watts left for when you upgrade.

Thanks for link, EXCELLENT:)




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#6 6 years ago

Stay away from the X79-UD5. It is a pretty terrible board.

Have a look at the Asrock X79 boards. They are solid.

For your memory stip the Corsair Platinum memory as well. They are on Samsung IC and do not clock better than memory from any other brand. take a look at the g.skill tridentX 2400mhz sticks as well. The tridents are also on Samsung IC so they are the exact same under the hood and will clock the same but cost 50% less.

If you are planning on running a single GPU setup a solid 600-650w unit would be fine. As far as I know there are no good 570w units so replace that for sure.




RamboFB

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#7 6 years ago

kow_ciller;5654813Stay away from the X79-UD5. It is a pretty terrible board.

Have a look at the Asrock X79 boards. They are solid.

For your memory stip the Corsair Platinum memory as well. They are on Samsung IC and do not clock better than memory from any other brand. take a look at the g.skill tridentX 2400mhz sticks as well. The tridents are also on Samsung IC so they are the exact same under the hood and will clock the same but cost 50% less.

If you are planning on running a single GPU setup a solid 600-650w unit would be fine. As far as I know there are no good 570w units so replace that for sure.

Ok so that decided new psu then, any recommendations? Would go for gskill ram then, cheaper and if its the same corsair im happy Had a look at the asrock m/boards, lots of choices not sure which one would be best for me?

Thanks for your help




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RamboFB

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#9 6 years ago

kow_ciller;5654813Stay away from the X79-UD5. It is a pretty terrible board.

Have a look at the Asrock X79 boards. They are solid.

For your memory stip the Corsair Platinum memory as well. They are on Samsung IC and do not clock better than memory from any other brand. take a look at the g.skill tridentX 2400mhz sticks as well. The tridents are also on Samsung IC so they are the exact same under the hood and will clock the same but cost 50% less.

If you are planning on running a single GPU setup a solid 600-650w unit would be fine. As far as I know there are no good 570w units so replace that for sure.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=kow_ciller;5654816]I would go for one of these(assuming they have them wherever you are)

Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts Platinum Series EA-550 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Power Supply Newegg.com - ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENP650AWT B 650W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply Newegg.com - SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Im from the uk, I know what power I need. Just looking a brand that most people have used and liked in the past. Not a problem though I can do a bit of research.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=5&sortby=priceAsc&subid=2174&mfrid=324

here are my choices




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#10 6 years ago

Take a look at this board: ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional Intel X79 (Socket 2011) DDR3 Motherboard [90-MXGKG0-A0UAYZ]

I love love loved it when I had it. Pretty much the same as a Rampage IV extreme but at half the price. Review: Asrock X79 Professional Motherboard - Funky Kit




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