im working on building a new computer and i need to check if the parts will work together and suggestions for better parts.
im going to buy the parts on thursday this week.
my budget is $700 without shipping and tax.
this is for gaming purposes
ill be playing bf3 , mw3 and other new games
im going to upgrade to the bulldozer and get a 2nd 6850 by the end of q4 this year.
the parts need to be from superbiiz
CPU - Fine and all, but if you could stretch the budget a bit for a Black Edition you would be in a better position to overclock. Plus the L3 cache is a nice bonus and it will delay your BD upgrade further out to allow prices to drop. http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HDZ965GMBX
In modern designs, the # of +12V rails should not matter at all. In quality units (like Antec and Corsair, but not the original Coolermaster) the OCP will protect any rail from a short, while allowing it to deliver enough power to whatever is attached to it. In a single rail design, there is no OCP, so a short in one device may just look like a heavy load to the PSU, until the faulty device (or its power cable) smokes or burns.
Edit: Considering that Coolermaster still sells a number of liar-labeled PSUs, or ones that are missing protection circuits they claim to have (hardwaresecrets.com has the reviews), I will not buy ANY of their products. Check out Rosewill's gaming cases, they're all pretty nice; or the Enermax Hoplite.