First build...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Zidane, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Zidane

    Zidane OT Supporter

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    This is going to be my first build and just wanted to make sure everything is compatible with each other or if anything is missing :)

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  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    You do not need such a big power supply. That shit would run on a 250W PSU (and no I am not joking). That HSF is pretty damn shitty. Go w/ a Xigmatech HDT one or a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ if you are on a budget.
     
  3. Zidane

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    Thanks for the heads up, is this PSU good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008 and by HSF you mean heat sink right?
     
  4. lowfat

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    That is a good PSU. Yes HSF = heatsink + fan.
     
  5. DAN513

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    IIRC, you have either too much ram or not enough. From what I recall, core i5 is dual channel, not triple channel like the i7, so you either need 2 sticks of ram or 4, not 3.
    Move your hard drive up to the 640GB black edition from WD, they're faster than the one you have posted.
    Also, you shouldn't have to buy any SATA cabled, the motherboard will come with at least 2.
     
  6. lowfat

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    shit didn't even notice that. Yes want either 4/8GB of ram.
     
  7. SeeVinceRun

    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    Im always chiming in to say "buy more PSU than you need" in these threads.

    Its easier and cheaper than buying another down the road of you get a monster GPU or SLI os something. Upgrade insurance.
     
  8. CodeX

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    500w PSU's are cheap as crap anyway, and like seevincerun said you might be happy you got one in the future.

    Unless you're REALLY hurting for cash you might as well. I mean, the one you had originally and the one you posted later is only $10 difference... who the hell cares really? Just get the 650w one you had to begin with
     
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    . what everyone else said

    As for the PSU, Corsair is a good brand but their -HX line is usually rated by reviewers as being higher quality than the others (and not just because its modular)...

    Also, unless its free from being a combo deal, you shouldn't need that extra SATA cable as your mobo should come with plenty.
     

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