Thoughts & Compatability

I am planning to build a computer for under $1500.00. These are the components:

PSU - SeaSonic M12II Bronze 620W

Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth X 58

CPU - Intel I7-930

Memory - G.Skill Ripjaw Series 12 GB (3x4GB) DDR3 - 1333 (PC3-10666)

Case - Thermalake Matrix VX VD3000SNA

Video Card - EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450

SSD - Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB

HD - Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200

Optical Drive - Lite-On 24x DVD

Networking - Rosewill RNX-N150PC Wireless Adapter

First, Is a 620W power supply okay for this build? Will these components
work with one another? Finally, what are your general thoughts on the build?

Thanks for your input.

Bill
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  1. Looks good. That PSU should be good if you don't plan on SLI. nVidia cards tend to use more power than ATI (I mean AMD) cards. You'll love that SSD. It's got slow write, but the read is superb. Had mine for almost a year now and I'm still getting 235 mb/s read. There are faster ones out there now like the OCZ Vertex 2, but from what I read/heard, they're not that reliable. Someone prove me wrong. We have about 50 of those Intels in our work environment and so far, none of them has failed. Also, I have that Lite-On optical drive (or one pretty similar) and it's loud. I've been getting ASUS, LG, and Samsung optical ever since I heard how loud it was.
  2. Okay... What is your build for??

    1) I would go with the i7 950 for a little more than the i7-930.
    2) Unless you come back with a CAD/CS5 build, you'll never need 12GB for standard usages & gaming. I would just go with 6GB of RAM.
    3) As mentioned above, your PSU is powerful enough for even SLI of two GTS 450.
    4) I would think about upping your hard drive to the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 (better drive for little more)
    5) With the savings on 12GB to 6GB, I would go with the GTX 460 instead.

    Just my thoughts... :)
  3. masterasia said:
    Looks good. That PSU should be good if you don't plan on SLI. nVidia cards tend to use more power than ATI (I mean AMD) cards. You'll love that SSD. It's got slow write, but the read is superb. Had mine for almost a year now and I'm still getting 235 mb/s read. There are faster ones out there now like the OCZ Vertex 2, but from what I read/heard, they're not that reliable. Someone prove me wrong. We have about 50 of those Intels in our work environment and so far, none of them has failed. Also, I have that Lite-On optical drive (or one pretty similar) and it's loud. I've been getting ASUS, LG, and Samsung optical ever since I heard how loud it was.


    Thanks for your input. I've changed the optical drive to:

    LG DVD Burner Model GH24NS50. The comments on Newegg say that this one is quite.
  4. tecmo34 said:
    Okay... What is your build for??

    1) I would go with the i7 950 for a little more than the i7-930.
    2) Unless you come back with a CAD/CS5 build, you'll never need 12GB for standard usages & gaming. I would just go with 6GB of RAM.
    3) As mentioned above, your PSU is powerful enough for even SLI of two GTS 450.
    4) I would think about upping your hard drive to the500 (better drive for little more)
    5) With the savings on 12GB to 6GB, I would go with the GTX 460 instead.

    Just my thoughts... :)


    Thanks for your comments. I will be doing some heavy photo editing, games and of course the standard usages. Will 6GB's be enough? I've gone with your suggestion on the hard drive - Samsung Spinpoint F3 500.
  5. Heavy photo editing... Yes

    Heavy HighDef Photo Editing... I would probably go with 12GB.

    I would consider the i7 950 over the i7 930, specially if vetting from Newegg for the little extra dollars.
  6. I can speak for myself when I say that I use CS5 Premiere Pro and CS5's AE, Illustrator and Photoshop 64-bit daily for work and my PC does totally fine with only 6Gigs of RAM. My CPU is the i7 920 so if you got a i7 930 or especially the 950 you'd be totally fine trust me.
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