Raidmax uses a few different OEMs and they change model names fairly often so its hard to really judge who is making the PSU you're buying. A few of the OEMs I know about are Andyson, ATNG, Sun Pro and Topower. There could be others of course. If I thought model was made by Topower I'd suggest taking a chance. I suspect that model is made my ATNG.
Usually we like to see at least a few good reviews of a PSU model before making a recommendation and I found none for the RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W. $50 is VERY inexpensive for a 600+ modular PSU.
Compare that to the (just for an example) OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W
It's $30 more (after rebate). And it's not modular and it's fan doesnt glow blue. But you know after the experts have examined and tested them it can do what it's designed to do.
(also it does have 1 6pin and 1 8pin PCI-e power connectors even if NewEgg says 2 6pin)
I like the rest of your list - except the part where you have 5 sets of mushkin XP 4GB ASCENT RAM and 5 WD WD6400AAKS HDDs. 1 of each is plenty! I actually like the mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 better for its excellent price/performance ratio with the rest of your build.
Ahh.. that thing's a power hog. You need a 700W PSU for that just to be safe. (Btw is it the dual GPU 4870X2 or 2 CrossFired 4870s? Also what motherboard?) Looks like every one else except me can see the wish list?
August 29, 2008 11:17:56 PM
I'm on this unit now, much better PSU. After changing ram and upgrading to a 700 watter I'm saving $50 over my initial list.
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
My wishlist is a little screwy since I'm updating here and there.
What kinda of monitor do you have if it is not a good quality LCD above 24" the HD 4870 X2 is way too much for your rig. Secondly i personaly thing Asus P45 boards are nicer than Gigabytes, ohh and to save money on processor go with E 8400 and a good heatsink and overclock it.
August 30, 2008 1:22:31 AM
I'm comparing these two monitors at the moment but I'm no where near settling on a display.
I too am going to build a $1500 computer and would like to know all of your parts in this build. The wish list is not working for me. Can you please update this thread with your parts and/or a working Newegg wishlist?