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October 11, 2009 6:53:47 AM

Hi Guys
I am building my first Gaming PC and had a question about my PSU and if it supported my graphics card first and then the rest of the system. Also wanted to know if the 700W is enough or is it wasting power that i don't need.

This is my build (from newegg.com) :

Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS 1TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM $79.99

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM $30.99

Rosewill R5601-BK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $49.99

ASUS M4A78 Plus AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $79.99

XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $144.99

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $79.99


AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail $169.99

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail $71.99

I am only particular about the Phenom II processor and the 4870 Graphics card. The rest are just the best rating i could find.
any and all help will be appreciated
thanks
Vrman

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October 11, 2009 7:48:43 AM

Yes the PSU will provide enough power for the system. As for your concern about wasting power, just because it's rated at 700W doesn't mean it's always drawing that much. Lastly, it seems like you're picking a lot of last generation products - any particular reason for the slow HDD, and the old socket processor/motherboard?
October 11, 2009 10:10:14 AM

I estimate that your PSU willing be running at about 50% of its capacity with the components that you selected.
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October 11, 2009 1:30:17 PM

That PSU is more than enough for your build...
But it will be useful if you overclock it...

It may also prove useful for upcoming builds.

So I say Buy it!
October 11, 2009 4:55:16 PM

Thanks for the replies guys
The reason I am picking the motherboard is that I am CHEAP :D 
It was one of the reasonably priced ones that had a lot of good ratings in Newegg.com
Like I said, this is my first build so I don't know much about the parts except whether they will fit together or not.
If you can suggest any other MB that fits my $700-$750 budget then i would GREATLY appreciate it

About the PSU, I do in the future plan to upgrade the ram (once the cheap 4 GB sticks are out)
also maybe upgrade the video card. so thats why i picked the PSU. Also the PSU running at 50% capacity means it will be safe during sudden peak demands so this should be a perfect PSU for me

Thanks for the quick replies

Vrman
October 11, 2009 4:57:18 PM

Great quality 650W >>>>>>> Mediocre quality 700w
October 11, 2009 5:00:39 PM

yoyojam55 said:
It will technically work, but it is an FSP Epsilon PSU. That's not good. I would get the Earthwatts 650 instead. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Wow I just googled FSU Epsilon PSU and saw a few posts saying not to get any FSP Epsilon over 500W
is there a reason for this? or r u speaking for personal experience?
October 11, 2009 5:19:53 PM

hmm yeah the article does make it seem like FSP is crap. how do i know if the PSU i pick is an FSP Epsilon PSU. i checked my PSU on newegg and it does not mention FSP or Epsilon anywhere
or is FPS an alternative name for OCZ
October 11, 2009 5:24:27 PM

OCZ, like most companies, do not make their own PSUs. The stealthxstream lineup (500w and up) are just rebranded Epsilons. Just go for the antec, it's well worth $5.
October 11, 2009 5:38:27 PM

someone else suggested that i get these combos instead of my original build
they look to be even more awesome than my original parts an still be in budget

AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX810WFGIBOX
&
GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Combo Price: $219.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK
&
SAPPHIRE 100269HDMI Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

Combo Price: $246.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
&
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC

Combo Price: $99.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

$89.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner

$28.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

totals $686 + shipping

so yoyojam55
will the OCZ ModXStream Pro be safe and also will it be enough, especially with the AM3 and 4890
October 11, 2009 6:10:15 PM

i see ur eathwatts 500w and Antec case combo and raise u a earthwatts 650W and antec case combo

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
&
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

only thing bad is that the case has no external 3.5" Drive Bays

but thats only useful for floppy's rite? i don't need floppys so it should be good
October 11, 2009 6:12:47 PM

Even better, I was just trying to keep a similar price to the OCZ. Go for that EA650 and Antec 300 illusion, you won't regret it.
October 11, 2009 6:16:38 PM

yoyojam55 said:
Even better, I was just trying to keep a similar price to the OCZ. Go for that EA650 and Antec 300 illusion, you won't regret it.


awesome!!! thanks a lot for your help yoyojam55. am prbly going to order the new combo build with the EA650 combo tonite.
anyone else know anything wrong with the combo build, i would appreciate a quick heads up

Vrman
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