I'm going to get these parts off of newegg. Does everything look like it will fit together, I've never built a computer or anything, just wondering if the graphics card and cpu would do good on that psu, things like that.
Also, I'm not sure if you're overclocking, but if you are, you need a Heatsink Fan.
June 13, 2010 9:52:57 PM
I chose the PSU because it comes in a combo deal with the case, $100 off for each the case and the PSU. I would have got one of the corsairs if it wasn't for the combo.
Do you have any advice on a good heatsink I can use to get the 930 to 3.5ghz on air?
Edit: I switched to the corsair 850watt and asus P6T combo.
Edit2: I chose the Thermalright TRUE Black 120Rev.C CPU Cooler, does anyone know if it works with the P6T and the p80 case? I've seen some size related problems.
GPU. Not everyone is a fan of the 480. I personally would save the $100 and get a 5870. Powerful enough I doubt you'd notice the difference, supports 3 monitors with only one card, and did I mention its cheaper? Yes the GTX480 is faster, but not so fast you'd be able to feel it. This is a personal judgment call.
Hdd. The only drive you listed was the 150GB raptor. First, this is a small amount of space. Win7 and a few games is all you'll fit on there, along with of course all the things you need to make windows usable. (media players, file viewers, etc.) Second, while it was fast when it came out the 150GB raptor is slow when compared to modern drives. The Samsung F3, and the Seagate 7200.12 drives with 500GBs per platter are the new fast drives. I would switch to one of these seeing as they are faster and hold more.
Sound card. Your going to get an SE card when you already have good sound on the motherboard? I honestly doubt this card will be better then the onboard. Either move up to something better, or just use the onboard. Like with the drive your just p!$$ing money away on something for the name/idea.
I was going to comment on the PSUs possible questionable reliability, but I see you replaced it already. Good call. Word of advice, you should edit your first post with the updates so we can easily find your current idea. I'd also see about adding links so we can more easily see what your looking at. Write it out like;
Asus monitor LINK
This way we can see what the link is before we click on it, and we can look at the specs.
I think I'll keep the 480, most reviews said it preforms 5-10 percent better than the 5870 on most games, even though it gets much hotter. The main reason I'm getting this is so I can max out GTA4, and since it doesn't support SLI or Crossfire, the 480 performs better than the 5870.
Nice motherboard, and if you're getting the 5870, you can go down to the 850w power supply. 5xxxs are much more power efficient than fermi cards.
June 14, 2010 12:23:55 AM
The online calculator from thermaltake said I need like a 750 watt PSU to run my setup with an overclocked i7930 + a 480, but I'm getting the 1000 watt one because it comes in a combo deal, and I might upgrade to the 980x or get a second 480 later.
The 5870 doesn't use CF. Thats the 5970. Again its a personal call, you won't ruin your computer with getting the 480. I'd personally get the 5870 and save the $100, but its not a horrible idea to get the 480.