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May 1, 2010 8:54:52 AM

Hi,

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.

Thanks and BE WELL,

newmoon

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May 1, 2010 9:11:46 AM

If they are good quality fans then you may not notice the difference, but in general larger is more quiet.

A 750 PSU should deal with anything less than XFire.

I am assuming cost is not a big issue so I guess it doesn't matter, but what are you doing to need 8-12 gig of RAM?
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May 1, 2010 9:23:32 AM

asteldian said:
If they are good quality fans then you may not notice the difference, but in general larger is more quiet.

A 750 PSU should deal with anything less than XFire.

I am assuming cost is not a big issue so I guess it doesn't matter, but what are you doing to need 8-12 gig of RAM?



A lot of formula development and calculations while i watch videos, play games, etc.
Been blessed with some unexpected cash and choose to use my portion on a new rig.
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May 1, 2010 9:36:27 AM

A lot of formula development and calculations while i watch videos, play games, etc.
Been blessed with some unexpected cash and choose to use my portion on a new rig.
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May 1, 2010 11:16:52 PM

Somebody_007 said:
why an i7 975?


basically to somewhat future proof the system. Could just as easily go with a 930 or 960 and save the bucks.
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May 2, 2010 7:35:42 AM

Ithought the i7 980 was around the same price and much faster is that right?
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May 2, 2010 7:53:53 AM

@OP:

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.
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