Ok, so I had a build on here a few weeks ago but it has suffered some severe budget cutting, so this is what im looking at. This will be overclocked to hopefully 3.8ghz or so.
I am wondering how well the D 805 will OC on this Mobo, i really have no idea. Also, this memory look good? Also wondering about temps with this cooler at 3.8ghz. Also if anyone can find me a decent PSU that will run this setup for about $40 I would love you forever.
Any other comments? I am getting this for X-mas so i need to start ordering soon!
PS This will be used for gaming, and Occasionaly homework
Hmmm, the 12v rails seem good, but 400W may be a little short for my system? i used the Wattage calculator things and got about 430W.
Oh i also had a question about case fans. Are 120 or 80 mm case fans usually louder? I would assume 120's but maybe they generally run at a slower speed and are therefore quieter for the same amount of airflow?
Basically, in general which moves more air and which is louder?
120mm pulls more air and is quieter than 80mm. You should see the 200mm that Antec sells 8O Its nice but isnt going to fit in many places. I'm guessing you did the surge compensation and caps aging fields as well. 400W is a bit low for an OCed system like that, you want about 500W to have plenty of headroom. But you arent going to find a decent 500W for $50 I dont think. Maybe mpilchfamily can help more there, he seems to know psus inside out.
For starters, dont always trust newegg reviews. The people who post there are idiots who break stuff and blame the hardware. I have no experience with Biostar, but you could google for some real reviews on it.