Building my first computer

Hi, i"m building my first computer,please tell me is there anything wrong with my setup

Silverstone Raven 2 Case
ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA1156 Motherboard
Intel Intel Core i5 750
Cooler Cooler Master cooler HYPER 212 PLUS
Chieftec 750W PSU with ATX 12V 2.3/EPS-12V w/14cm Fan,Active PFC, ...
GeForce GTX 280
Transcend (2GB x 2) KIT aXeRam DDR3 1800+ U-DIMM CL8/ 128Mx8/ 1.8 V

So far i have case,motherboard and PSU

thanks!
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  1. kaupo1 said:
    Hi, i"m building my first computer,please tell me is there anything wrong with my setup

    Silverstone Raven 2 Case
    ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA1156 Motherboard
    Intel Intel Core i5 750
    Cooler Cooler Master cooler HYPER 212 PLUS
    Chieftec 750W PSU with ATX 12V 2.3/EPS-12V w/14cm Fan,Active PFC, ...
    GeForce GTX 280
    Transcend (2GB x 2) KIT aXeRam DDR3 1800+ U-DIMM CL8/ 128Mx8/ 1.8 V

    So far i have case,motherboard and PSU

    thanks!

    i mean is it good enough for latest games
  2. Chieftec has quite a few 80 plus standard/bronze PSUs. And though they may be efficient, I cannot vouch for their reliability. I do recommend going with a bigger name. Reliability in a PSU is just as important as efficiency IMO.

    For the price range of a gtx 280, I would rather get a 5850/70. Newer technology, dx11, and all that good jazz.

    I have no personal experience with Transcend as well. You could go for some ripjaws or ECOs.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaws-_-20-231-276-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231318&cm_re=g.skill_eco-_-20-231-318-_-Product

    Lower cas latency. Particularly low voltage on the ECO.

    Sorry, I wasn't as much help as I intended to be. You picked some brands that are more on the "rare" side :D. But yes, it all looks good so far. You will definitely be able to run the latest games. I do hope that you have a nice 19x10 or 19x12 monitor to use that gtx 280 (or 5850/70) though.
  3. vznoobie12 said:
    Chieftec has quite a few 80 plus standard/bronze PSUs. And though they may be efficient, I cannot vouch for their reliability. I do recommend going with a bigger name. Reliability in a PSU is just as important as efficiency IMO.

    For the price range of a gtx 280, I would rather get a 5850/70. Newer technology, dx11, and all that good jazz.

    I have no personal experience with Transcend as well. You could go for some ripjaws or ECOs.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaws-_-20-231-276-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231318&cm_re=g.skill_eco-_-20-231-318-_-Product

    Lower cas latency. Particularly low voltage on the ECO.

    Sorry, I wasn't as much help as I intended to be. You picked some brands that are more on the "rare" side :D. But yes, it all looks good so far. You will definitely be able to run the latest games. I do hope that you have a nice 19x10 or 19x12 monitor to use that gtx 280 (or 5850/70) though.

    thanks a lot
  4. Silverstone Raven 2 Case - For comparision purposes, consensus favorites are Antec 900/902 / HAF 922 in mid tower and HAF932 / Antec 1200 in full tower. Antec 1200 gets you the CP-850 ....

    ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA1156 Motherboard - Great board but a bit long in the tooth. Does support Asus OC Station. Alternative to consider:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131594
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131606

    Cooler Cooler Master cooler HYPER 212 PLUS - Decent cooler, but there are better if you wanna do heavy OC's

    Chieftec 750W PSU - I'd get an 850 if ya think ya might SLI or Xfire.....650 if single GFX card. Antec SG or CP series or Corsair HX if doing serious OC, TP / TPX or TX series if moderate OC's.

    Transcend (2GB x 2) KIT aXeRam DDR3 1800+ - Here's some affordable CAS 7 at DDR1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227482

    GeForce GTX 280 - Twin 260's or 5770's looks like he better buy. See below

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,2491.html

    Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
    Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09


    $50 - HD 4650
    $65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
    $85 - 9600 GT
    $95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
    $110 - GTS 250 512 MB
    $120 - GTS 250 1 GB
    $155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260
    $200 - HD 4890
    $240 - 2 x GTS 250
    $310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
    $330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
    $400 - 2 x HD 4890
    $410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
    $465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
    $625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)
  5. Thanks,this is very helpful info,What is the best cooler? (air)
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