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December 20, 2009 7:07:41 AM

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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December 20, 2009 7:40:48 AM

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
December 20, 2009 8:09:38 AM

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

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.
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December 20, 2009 8:26:26 AM

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

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
December 20, 2009 12:43:54 PM

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

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=N82E168...

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

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

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)
December 20, 2009 2:15:42 PM

Thanks,this is very helpful info,What is the best cooler? (air)
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