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Postby DpR228 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:49 pm

Hey fellers. I'm looking to buy a new computer again, and I've picked out most of the parts on newegg.com. I've pretty much hit my price limit, but I wanted to run it by y'all before I make the purchase to see if y'all had any critique or compatibility issues that I might have overlooked. Also, feel free to brag on it if you feel the need to :D

MotherBoard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130681

Harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822236243

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130836

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231568

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116940

BTW I already have a 700W PowerSupply
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Postby evasive » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:21 am

What is the brand/model of the power supply. usually "budget" and "power supply" do not mix very well...
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Postby Karlsweldt » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:52 am

Indeed, the PSU is the most critical part of any computer. If insufficient reserves for power needs, it can cause stability problems. or run hot.. and fail prematurely. A good, reliable brand is always best.
If going with 16 GB of system memory, ensure the OS choice is a 64-bit version. A 32-bit version cannot manage more than about 3. 5 GB total.

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Postby DpR228 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:32 pm

Do you have any good recommendations for a powersupply? Also, should I get one with a higher power output (I'm thinking about getting another graphics card for SLI)?

If I get windows 7 64-bit, will I be able to put in over 32 gigs of ram?
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Re: New Comp

Postby Karlsweldt » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:54 am

A power supply with more wattage output than needed is always a good idea. It will never "push" more power than the system requires. The unused reserve ensures better regulation and longer life.
Always choose a highly rated brand of PSU. While a bit more expensive than the "budget" models, you save in the long run by not replacing poor quality units.
For your system, it would be advisable to go with a minimal 800 watt PSU. There are many highly rated brands and models. Do a check for reviews on the model you are interested in. Even the best-rated brands sometimes do have some issues.
The "bad caps" syndrome has affected almost all of the electronics industry products.
Add up the wattage of each component in your project.. then add maybe 150 watts as reserve. Include the CPU, graphics card, hard drives, case fans and optical drives. Each has a power level requirement in its specs.

What reason would you have for going beyond 16 gigs of system memory, if not set up as a server? Likely you would never use more than 8 gigs, unless doing video editing or programming games. There is a finite line between when the OS has to address a 'workable' amount of memory, and 'excessive'.
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Re: New Comp

Postby bdub » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:26 am

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Re: New Comp

Postby Karlsweldt » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:34 am

The Antec EA750 would also be a good choice for a PSU. I am using the Antec EA650 PSU in two of my systems. But I don't have a need for high power. One hard drive, two optical drives, under 3 GHz CPU. No intense gaming, either. One system is semi-dedicated to F@H.. and draws about 200 watts from the AC 115 volt mains, when folding.
Your case should have more than 'adequate' cooling air flow. Vented side panels or the front bezel are good features.
Most likely, there will be near 400 watts of heat dissipated by the components. If not exhausted efficiently, the case can become a small oven!
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