Hey, I need help with a pc that I am building with Cyberpowerpc.com. First of all, I’m not sure if cyberpowerpc is the best website to go to for building a pc. I ventured from site to site, and this one seemed to be the cheapest overall. But I haven’t heard the greatest reviews about it.
I am trying to make a descent pc for video gaming and multipurpose use. I don’t know very much about computers, but I have been learning quite fast. A few questions that I do have are about the power supply, RAM, and compatibility with hardware.
I’m not sure if 750 Watts will suffice for the computer that I have, I do know that I wanted SLI ready power supply for the compatibility with the video cards. I think that it is enough power, and I can’t see myself adding much more to the computer other then things like a wireless network card.
RAM on the other hand I know very little about, besides that you need a lot of it. I’m not sure what the difference between a “PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory” and a “DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module” are.
The cost for everything comes to $1840.00, which didn’t seem that bad of a deal. So any insight on my build would be very much appreciated. Here is my build;
For starters, Newegg's price for all that is within $190 including MIRs and excluding card reader, case fan upgrades, professional wiring et al, so the total price isn't too bad.
The only glitches I see are the disk drives - could be something like WD Blue when in a self-build you'd want to go with Black for speed and reliability. And personally I wouldn't use a stand-alone sealed liquid cooler when there are many air cooled heat sinks that will outperform them. But I didn't see the choices you had.
Memory: the difference between the two you showed is the speed it is guaranteed to run at. You will see very little difference in real-world operation . . . er, you won't notice the difference between the two speeds . . . but it would be a shame not to give your "dream" the fastest memory within reason, which you have done.
PSU: Corsair is an excellent choice, and 750W will be plenty for your system. While you might not add more than a wireless network adapter, you might someday replace the video cards. One never knows . . . you could put 850W in there and that might not prove enough . . . how high does one go? Your choice is a very good one. Worst case, you can easily replace the psu a few years from now.
Cyberpower: I have no personal experience with them.