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April 30, 2014 8:10:13 PM

Posting again as I got no help before :/ 
Componets

- Intel Pentium G3220
- MSI H81-P33
- Kingston HyperX Fury 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
- Western Digital Blue 500GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gbps
- Raidmax Stingray
- Raidmax 300W PSU

Questions

**Please no AMD solutions**
1. Are parts the parts compatible?
2. How much will the idle Power Consumption be used at (Power Supply Experts help greatly appreciated :ange:  )
3. How fast will it boot ? (Averagely, with full proper defrags)
4. Is $279.39 okay for this build (maybe a little higher due to my country being Sri Lanka) ?
5. Is 4GB RAM enough ? (Using for watching 1080p movies, streaming video , and light browsing)
6. Will Broadwell work with this setup ?
7. Is 1600Mhz RAM worth it over 1333MHz (I will upgrade processor later), I chose the Kingston HyperX Fury for its looks that i like (heatsink) ?
8.Are the parts durable,How long would the lifetime be?(using dust filters and in a desk environment)?

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April 30, 2014 8:21:49 PM

1. Yes, but a better psu is advised.
2. Maybe 20w with an efficient psu.
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4. decent if in another more expensive country.
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7 I would say maybe for a few extra dollars
8. weakest link is psu.
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April 30, 2014 8:39:59 PM

1. Yes and I agree about a better psu
2. Somewhere between 7.5-18w
3. Completely average boot time dependent on OS
4. You could do better
5. 4GB is enough but 2X2GB would serve you better than 1X4GB
6. Probably not.
7. Yes.
8. No. That is not a very good psu, and that is the cheapest motherboard you could find probably.
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April 30, 2014 10:33:34 PM

CTurbo said:
1. Yes and I agree about a better psu
2. Somewhere between 7.5-18w
3. Completely average boot time dependent on OS
4. You could do better
5. 4GB is enough but 2X2GB would serve you better than 1X4GB
6. Probably not.
7. Yes.
8. No. That is not a very good psu, and that is the cheapest motherboard you could find probably.


Thank You Very Much :bounce: , are u sure about the wattage though, Is it for all the parts I have stated?
I'd rather the 4GBx1 since i want a future upgrade to 8GB





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April 30, 2014 10:47:04 PM

300w is more than enough for what you need. You just need to make sure you get a solid 80+ Bronze psu from a reputable brand. If you are relying on integrated graphics for video playback of any kind, it's much much better to be running dual channel RAM. You would really benefit from 2X2GB. The g3220's igpu is already on the weak side. You may need all the help you can get.
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April 30, 2014 11:20:39 PM

CTurbo said:
300w is more than enough for what you need. You just need to make sure you get a solid 80+ Bronze psu from a reputable brand. If you are relying on integrated graphics for video playback of any kind, it's much much better to be running dual channel RAM. You would really benefit from 2X2GB. The g3220's igpu is already on the weak side. You may need all the help you can get.


Oh thanks i didn't know about the dal channel helping igpu, however the retailer Im getting this from has only 4GB up Ram cards :/  , Is the raidmax 300W substantial enough till i collect money for a new PSU (P.S. Im 14, and i get pocket money really rarely)
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May 1, 2014 8:48:34 AM

No. I would not get a Raidmax psu. It's not reliable enough. I would only consider a psu from Seasonic, Antec, XFX, Rosewill, EVGA, and Corsair. If none of those are options, Thermaltake, FSP, Silverstone, Cougar, and Cooler Master stuff is not completely terrible(not recommended, just not terrible)
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