I am new to the forum.
I am building a new rig:
CoolMaster HAF 932 case
Asus P6X58D Premium
Intel i7 960 or 975 cpu
Prolima Tech Megahalems cpu cooler
ddr3 1333 or 1600 6 to 12 GB memory
Radeon 5870 video card
Asus Xonar Essence STX audio card
two internal optical drives
350 + 750 SATA-3 hdd
Dell U2711 or NEC equivalent monitor
I have 2 questions. 1. will my PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750(red) power supply be able to do the job +? 2. If i replace the 240mm side fan in the case with 3 or 4 120mm will the noise increase be noticeable to the average person? I do not have super sensitive hearing.
BTW outstanding advice and guidance on the Tom's Hardware forums.
1. That PCP&C 750w will do based on your setup.
2. Why change the fan anyway? Of course, 4 120mm would create more noise than a single 240mm running on low.
3. I think 6gb is already plenty of RAM. No need to go beyond that for now. I suggest you spend your money on a good SSD instead which would make a whole lot of difference in your system.