APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: No later than end-July 2010 BUDGET RANGE: $300 (After Rebates). I'm willing to go higher but I will need a reason to do so. SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gfx-intensive operations (rendering/viz), high-end gaming, HD video editing and encoding, photo editing, followed by the usual PC tasks PARTS NOT REQUIRED: All except PSU, and cooling option PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any reputable online seller (Systemax, Newegg preferred) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (Crossfire) MONITOR RESOLUTION: I currently own an ASUS VH242H (1920x1080), and I don't plan on getting a 2nd monitor soon. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: None.
I have the following parts raring to go, I just need a reco for a solid bottom-mounted PSU that's at least 80+ Silver certified (If you must know, I'm leaning towards Corsair).
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB
How much power would I need to sustain this rig... 750-850W? Also, I have one of them closed-door CPU cabinets with ventilation only at the back so I need more than just the stock CPU/GPU cooling. I've been looking at this guy as a cheap, effective solution. Anyone had any luck with this?
Thanks for looking, and criticisms of the existing setup is moot but welcome nonetheless. If you manage to convince me, I might even end up returning them :P Peace.
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You stated "maybe" for CF but going from an 870 to 890FX chipset adds a considerable chunk and if you plan to OC and not CF i would have gone
Thanks everyone, for replying. The reason I said maybe for Crossfire, was cuz I simply cannot afford TWO 5870s at the moment. If I upgrade at a later point in time, will the 650TX suffice? For now I think I'll be satisfied with it.