Old motherboard passed away (MSI), at age 4y. Beige sand was found. Maybe discuss this more in this thread, when the new build beneath has more than a skeleton to work with. It might be possible to restore.
Budget range: 1300
Purchase date is end of next month.
Sli or crossfire: maybe.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers. Graphics card is special when I already own Amd Radeon HD6670. And HD4000 card is built in with the new stuff. Still undecided what to do with graphics.
New build is:
Define R3 computer case.
Atx 600W Coolermaster silent Pro Gold
Panther point h77 motherboard.
Ivy Bridge 3770.
I need some more clarity in the Dimm
Websites for parts: Any place worthy of a good custom build. I can pretty much dig up components from anywhere.
Posts from any country is welcome! Constructive Pc comments appreciated
Thanks for the Dimm RAM suggestion. I can get a pretty good price on the Coolermaster 600W Silent Pro Gold. The difference is about 39$ between those two Psu's. Its Sweden.
40W less, Shipping vs no shipping required, no personal experience on that brand.
Although I am not sure on how much power my system will require.
Look at the 12v amperage. That number times 12 gives you the max wattage on the 12v rail. Your CPU and GPU both use this rail, so the combined TDP of both must be lower than the 12v rail's max wattage. Unless you have a strict budget keep 20% or more headroom.
Unless you have a massive raid array or huge WC setup, ignore the power usage of the other components, they're insignificant.
The CM one has a 48A rail. 48x12 = 526W.
i7-3770 has a tdp of 77W
6670 has a tdp of 66W
560ti has a tdp of 170W
edit: multiple 12v rails are more complicated. On quality PSUs, you add the amperage of all the rails for the max 12v wattage. This can be misleading however since the rated wattage (the number that's part of the PSU name) is also a maximum.
So a multi 12v rail PSU's maximum 12v wattage is either the combined rails or PSU's max wattage rating, whatever is lower.
That is for quality PSUs only. If it isn't 80+ rated it isn't worth buying.
^some good info there but it needs some corrections.
It's partly a myth about multi 12v rails. There is some truth to it, but if the psu is quality, a multi-rail design is perfectly acceptable. It is certainly not less efficient. I don't want to go into details, since it's complicated as hell and polluted with propaganda. But i can link sources if you really want.
Add antec to your list. And while a list like that is usually fine, looking up individual reviews for each PSU is safer. Companies like Rosewill have some excellent PSUs but also some crap ones. Same with XFX.
Measuring amps or watts amounts to the same thing at any given voltage. Amps x Volts = Watts
add silver to your ratings.
Platinum is used for silent PCs since they produce less heat.
yeah, there is so much confusion about that going around right now. Even the definition of "multi-rail" differs from person to person (and possibly from psu to psu). One day i'll write up a detailed explanation with legit references and just link people to it.