Seeing as I've always been a lemming and just bought pre-built computers my whole life, I figured it was time that I built my first computer and I'm starting to get worried about compatibility issues. I researched everything prior to ordering and had the warm fuzzy going into the purchase; however, reading more threads this weekend, I'm starting to worry. Things are going to start showing up Monday and I should have everything by Thursday to start the build and I'm wondering if this is going to be a functioning system or a pile of crap.
Can anyone tell me if this is going to fire up and run or "FIRE UP" & set off the smoke detector? Any comments will be appreciated.
Looks good to me apart from the Cougar PSU which I have never seen before. I would save some money and get this Antec 650EA instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it has plenty of power to spare on top of running the system which would run fine on a quality 450 watt PSU.
I appreciate the quick reply and I'm glad a second set of eyes thinks it will work for me.
The reason I went with 700W PS is that I've always read that the PS is usually the week point in the build and bigger is usually always better for upgrades to this system at a later time.
I have newer heard of Cougar PSU's before your post, recognized quality brands are Antec, Corsair, Seasonic and Enermax to name few. Bigger is not necessarily better if they are of bad quality although the specs on the cougar are very decent.
Ok just found out it is a rebrand for HEC (Compucase) here is a test http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cougar-GX-700-W-...
The Antec 650watt I linked to would as well be plenty for future upgrades to you system and costs less.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cougar-GX-700-W-... <---- hardware secrets review of the cougar psu. They go pretty in depth and their only real complaint was that the psu will probably not supply the 80 plus gold certification for power usage in real world conditions. that being said it is always smart to protect your investment adn go with a known brand when possible.