New Custom High-End System

Hi

I have made few selections as listed below I need your advice...

Parts Model
MOBO ASUS P5Q3 DDR3
Processor Intel Q9550
RAM 6G Kit (3x2G) DDR3 1333 Kingston
VGA 1GB GTX 285 ASUS
PSU A-Power 650Watt. Black Label C-B801 / C-B806
HDD W.D. SATA 320G
DVDROM Pioneer 216
Monitor 20” 5ms WS DVI Benq G2020HD
Modem Internal Modem Ritmo 9
Floppy Black 1.44M Floppy Disk Drive
Input Device Desktop K/B+Mouse Channel+

Main focus is on mobo, cpu, ram, gpu, and PSU.

Thanks in advance...!!!!
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  1. Scratch that A-Power PSU. Choose a quality brand like Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, or Enermax. For that build, with a single video card, 450W-550W is sufficient.
  2. okay some changes made....!!

    ASUS P6T
    Core i7 920
    4G Kit(2x2G) DDR3 1333 G.Skill NQ
    1GB 4870 ASUS
    Coolermaster RealPower Pro 850w
    Thermaltake Soprano RS100
    W.D. SATA 320G
    Pioneer 216
    20” 5ms WS DVI Benq G2020HD
    Internal Modem Ritmo
    Black 1.44M Floppy Disk Drive
    Logitech Cordless Desktop EX100
  3. okay....i am sorry for am not good in writing...!! but can anyone suggest me with the following config, a 650 0r 850W antec or cooler master PSU be enough:

    MOBO: ASUS P6T
    CPU: Core i7 920
    RAM: 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1333
    VGA: ASUS 1GB GTX285 (thinking of SLI for future-proof but not necessary if the PSU handles upto non-SLI)
    HDD: WD SATA 320GB
    DVDROM: NORMAL DVD +/-R RW
    CASE: Aero Cool AeroEngine-BK
    Monitor: 20.5" WS DVI Benq G2020HD
    Input Devices: Logitech Cordless Desktop EX100
    Internal Modem and Floppy Drives
  4. dahammer said:
    okay....i am sorry for am not good in writing...!! but can anyone suggest me with the following config, a 650 0r 850W antec or cooler master PSU be enough:

    MOBO: ASUS P6T
    CPU: Core i7 920
    RAM: 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1333
    VGA: ASUS 1GB GTX285 (thinking of SLI for future-proof but not necessary if the PSU handles upto non-SLI)
    HDD: WD SATA 320GB
    DVDROM: NORMAL DVD +/-R RW
    CASE: Aero Cool AeroEngine-BK
    Monitor: 20.5" WS DVI Benq G2020HD
    Input Devices: Logitech Cordless Desktop EX100
    Internal Modem and Floppy Drives


    That card set up is over kill for that monitor.

    1) What is your budget ?

    2) Do you need to include a monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.. in the budget or do you already have those ?

    3) What country do you live in...USA, Canada, etc... so that we can help you out some on this.
  5. my budget is aroun Australian Dollar 2000. the config i built is just above 2000 (like 2100). so i thought it would be better if i get that card for just AU$100 more. yes i need to include everything...coz i only have a laptop. i know that card can handle more than 20.5" monitor but don't you think i should be investing on the card rather than the monitor...?? thx for your reply!!!
  6. dahammer said:
    okay....i am sorry for am not good in writing...!! but can anyone suggest me with the following config, a 650 0r 850W antec or cooler master PSU be enough:

    MOBO: ASUS P6T
    CPU: Core i7 920
    RAM: 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1333
    VGA: ASUS 1GB GTX285 (thinking of SLI for future-proof but not necessary if the PSU handles upto non-SLI)
    HDD: WD SATA 320GB
    DVDROM: NORMAL DVD +/-R RW
    CASE: Aero Cool AeroEngine-BK
    Monitor: 20.5" WS DVI Benq G2020HD
    Input Devices: Logitech Cordless Desktop EX100
    Internal Modem and Floppy Drives

    If you are not interested in SLI/Crossfire, downgrade to the ASUS P6T SE if you can. It's the same board, but considerably cheaper as it doesn't support SLI and I don't think it supports Crossfire either.

    You also want to purchase RAM in sticks of 3... not 2, as i7 uses triple channeled memory. Find yourself a good pack of 3x2GB DDR3 1333.

    You could also save a little cash by getting the GTX 275 instead of the 285. At the resolutions your monitor is capable of, you won't notice much of a difference.

    I recommend a Corsair 650TX, 750TX, or 850TX for your PSU. Which one you get will mainly depend on your budget, and whether or not you may be using SLI/Crossfire, or overclocking. They are all great choices though... the only real difference is their maximum wattage.

    Hope I've helped.
  7. you've helped immensely and thanks for that. Okay, i might wanna do that...like save some money on the graphics card and then put that in the xtra RAM. but i think i will keep the same mobo, just in case - i have that option of SLI-ing!!!! Okay...now instead of the corsair brand can i go with the Cooler Master Realpower Pro 750/850W?? and will the power be sufficient for SLI (Just an option)
  8. and by the way; i found a cheaper version of i7 mobo Gigabyte X58-UD3R http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2989 and this ones got SLI support!!
  9. I'm mainly an ASUS guy, but Gigabyte makes great boards too, so I'm sure you'll love it. The main thing you want to make sure any PSU you pay for has... 80+ certification. The general rule of thumb, is that if it is 80+ certified, and is manufactured by a well-known, trusted company, you should be ok. Both of those PSU's look like they will be fine. I'd probably go with the 750W, as it's only $10 more expensive on newegg, and I like having extra headroom especially if you plan to overclock or SLI.
  10. thanks for your help...!!! i am not particular with asus or gigabyte...coz i know they both are great brands and have been in market for quite a while....!! so i have decided to go with the UD3R board (it's A$279.00, which is approx. $100 cheaper than basic asus board). also i came up with something interesting, here, i came up this PSU from cooler master; it's a 80+ (as you mentioned) and SLI approved and also modular...now is that a good decision for what i want - http://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?language=en&act=detail&tbcate=22&id=2573

    coz that PSU is like another AU$100 cheaper than Cooler Master Realpower 850W...!!

    sorry to annoy with lotz of changes and your patience and help are much appreciated...
  11. I had a looksee at that PSU and I might have to advise against it. It's not that it's a bad PSU, it looks reliable enough and it's manufactured by a trusted company, but I have two main reasons...

    1) It's power output won't give you much room to work with if you want to SLI and/or overclock. If you want the option of doing one or the other, I'd look at 750W PSU's. If you want the option to do both, I'd look at 850W PSU's. That should give you sufficient power with enough overhead to keep everything perfectly stable.
    2) It only has two 6-pin PCI-e connectors and one 8-pin PCI-e connector. The GTX 275/285 require's two 6-pin PCI-e connectors to run. This means you CAN'T SLI with that PSU unless you downgrade your video card to something that still only uses one PCI-e connector, which kind of defeats the purpose.

    The Corsair 850TX PSU that I am using in my PC has four 6+2-pin PCI-e connectors. They can function as either 6 or 8 pin, and give me the ability to SLI two GTX 275's at some point in the future without having to replace anything.

    Let me know what you think. :)

    BTW could you include an update for your intended parts list? I'm just curious to see what all changes you've made. You also havent mentioned exactly where you are buying your parts from, but then again I'm not familiar with the exchange rate b/w USD and AUD, so I wouldn't be much help in finding great deals anyway.
  12. kufan64 said:


    2) It only has two 6-pin PCI-e connectors and one 8-pin PCI-e connector. The GTX 275/285 require's two 6-pin PCI-e connectors to run. This means you CAN'T SLI with that PSU unless you downgrade your video card to something that still only uses one PCI-e connector, which kind of defeats the purpose.



    Not true, as long as the powersupply is strong enough, adaptors exist that turn molex / sata connectors into 6 or 8 pin pci-e connectors. Such is the case with a corsair 650tx only has 2 x pcie connectors but it can still power 4890 crossfire which needs 4 x pcie connectors, just that it needs to use 2 adaptors.
  13. Mrbumbum said:
    Not true, as long as the powersupply is strong enough, adaptors exist that turn molex / sata connectors into 6 or 8 pin pci-e connectors. Such is the case with a corsair 650tx only has 2 x pcie connectors but it can still power 4890 crossfire which needs 4 x pcie connectors, just that it needs to use 2 adaptors.

    You know, I had completely forgotten about those things...
    I just got put in my place. :)

    Well then maybe I don't dislike that PSU as much as I did before. I'm still not in love with it, and I still don't know if danhammer wants to overclock or SLI, (or at least have the option) so I don't know if he'll want more wattage than the ~630W he's going to get from that PSU. Plus, I don't like adaptors; it just seems messy to me, but I've got OCD about that sort of thing.
  14. thanks guys...i will give you all the details of my updated parts list and the details of the buyer once i get home...see ya until then...thanks a lot again...!!
  15. well i am free so why not give you all the details now...!! my updated parts list:
    MOBO: Gigabyte EX58-UD3R...........................................................................................(A$279)
    Processor: Core i7 920....................................................................................................(A$392)
    RAM: 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1333 Kingston..........................................................................(A$126)
    VGA: 896MB GTX275 Gigabyte.........................................................................................(A$354) [now the 896 GTX 260 216 core Gigabyte costs A$ 267]
    HDD WD SATA 320GB ......................................................................................................(A$69) (i am planning to go for another 750GB or so at later stage; this will be for OS and docs)
    Monitor: 20.5" WS DVI Benq G2020HD.............................................................................(A$168)
    PSU: Coolermaster RealPower Modular 620W..................................................................(A$149) [RealPower Pro 750W: A$211 and 850W: A$259]
    Case: Antec 902 (A$209)
    and Simple DVD +/- R RW; Logitech Cordless EX100 Kb and mouse.

    am buying from this place www.msy.com.au (its not online buying just for configuring your system)...!!

    Just confused to hit a deal between VGA & PSU...apart from that I am pretty sure other parts will be constant...!!
  16. well specific link for parts would be www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
  17. Well finally I got system assembled and up and running. Here are the pics http://img75.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=newparts.jpg .
    Thank you so much for the help guys. the parts list are specified on my sig!!

    oops no sig...well here's the sys spec:

    MOBO – MSI Eclipse SLI
    CPU – Core i7 @ 3.33GHz @ Stock Volt
    CPU COOLER – Xigmatek Thor’s ‘Beast’ Hammer with Antec tri Cool 120mm
    RAM – Kingston 3x2GB DDR3 1333MHz @ Stock
    HDD – Western Digital 640GB 32MB Cache (X2)
    GPU – EVGA GTX 275 FTW Edition @ Stock
    CASE – Cooler Master HAF922
    PSU – Antec Signature 850 Watt
    MONITOR – 22” Samsung 2233SW
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