ive finally upgraded after 4 years. got me
core i7 950
2x4gb 1600Mhz corsair ddr3 ram
planning on adding a xonar essence stx, some new graphics card and maybe 2 7200rpm 2tb drives. thats for later.
but im new at this and this is my first time setting up a system. i got the mobo for the sata 3 and usb 3 ports and not for overclocking. the ram should run fine without any tweaks right?
i need advise on the PSU to support this setup.
and please tell me if i need a heatsink and fan or will the stock ones that come with the proccy do? will i need extra fans in the case? does this thing run hot? do i need this thermalpaste thing?
and pls direct me to a guide to setup the PC from unboxing to setting up BIOS as this is my first time and my dial-up takes too long to load pages so im finding it hard to search
mdd1963 is right, and who knows since you already have a i7 950 you might as well go up to 750-800w psu.
I've had my asrock extreme6 since october and not 1 hiccup. i love the fact that there are a ton of sata2 and 3 ports ( 6 each). and how i can upgrade to a 6 core cpu if need be.
heres what i'm running: