I am putting this together for a friend. I had a hard time picking out the motherboard and the memory. I am not sure if I can OC the memory if I install 4 sticks compared to just 2 sticks. I am a little fuzzy there.
Current price for the build is $1,263
If anybody knows how to get more bang for the buck at around the same price let me know. Thanks for any input.
I agree completely with PSU FAIL--you dont need nearly this much wattage in a good PSU.
PC Power and Cooling is the best PSU brand, along with Antec and Corsair. They dont all have cool blue fans--but they have high quality parts and good warranties. With a good PSU you shouldnt need this much wattage.
Better Idea: 650-750w Corsair PSU.(850 if you want but you dont need it unless you both superclock and xfire) These will easily handle your system--even if you overclock. They are high quality, have a 5 year warranty. If you dont believe me go to their website and check it out http://www.corsair.com/default.aspx
Jonnyguru gave that PSU an "8," only commenting about ripple at 100% load. So, I'd say this PSU isn't in the same league as Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, or Seasonic, but it certainly isn't a FAIL.
Well I was looking through the different PSU and I read all the reviews on new egg and it got 61 at 5 stars, and only 12 reviews under 5 stars. So I do not think it is fail. I mean I know it is not as good as corsair, but it is modular and it is a good price.
Second I wanted this 1,000 w because I am going to crossfire it at some point with 2 hd5850's so I wanted a psu that I know I could have some leeway and place to play with.
Most of the regulars around here don't trust a lot of Newegg reviews. Bad ones are often written by people who obviously didn't know what they were doing, and it takes a competent technical review to judge a PSU "good," not just plugging it into a system that draws 25%-40% of its rating and saying "wow, this works really good!"
A pair of HD5850s does not need 1000W. A quality 750W PSU should be sufficient.