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August 15, 2012 4:57:12 PM

Hi All,

I have a PC for advanced Audio recording / music production.

I need your advice on the following:
1- I have GIGABYTE Superb 720 power supply.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
Is this power supply efficient / can handle my PC (PC full details below) and what do you recommend as replacement for the current power supply.

2- I have Antec DF-85 http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=2425&pid=86
I want to change the current Case to another very Quiet Case (mid tower),what do you recommend as replacement for the current case.

Following are SiSoftware Sandra report for my PC Computer

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Model : OEM System Product Name
Workgroup : WORKGROUP
Host Name : Ali-PC
User : Ali
Processor Model : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz
Speed : 3.47GHz
Cores per Processor : 4 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Quad-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 4x 32kB, Synchronous,
Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L2 Cache : 4x 256kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L3 Cache : 8MB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size, 16 threads sharing
Computer Mainboard : ASUS Rampage III Extreme
BIOS : AMI (OEM) 1401 05/12/2011
Bus(es) : ISA X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB
FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
Total Memory : 12GB DIMM DDR3
Chipset
Model : ASUS X58 I/O Hub
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 3.22GHz (6.43GHz)
Chipset Model : Intel Core Desktop (Bloomfield) UnCore
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 3.22GHz (6.43GHz)
Total Memory : 12GB DIMM DDR3
Channels : 3
Memory Bus Speed : 1GHz
Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : OCZ OCZ3X1600R2LV2G 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (7-7-7-16 4-26-8-4)
Memory Module : OCZ OCZ3X1600R2LV2G 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (7-7-7-16 4-26-8-4)
Memory Module : OCZ OCZ3X1600R2LV2G 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (7-7-7-16 4-26-8-4)
Memory Module : OCZ OCZ3X1600R2LV2G 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (7-7-7-16 4-26-8-4)
Memory Module : OCZ OCZ3X1600R2LV2G 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (7-7-7-16 4-26-8-4)
Memory Module : OCZ OCZ3X1600R2LV2G 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (7-7-7-16 4-26-8-4)
Video System
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (64 SM4.0 1.6GHz, 512MB DDR3 1.8GHz 256-bit, PCIe 2.00 x16)
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (64 SM4.0 1.6GHz, 512MB DDR3 1.8GHz 256-bit, PCIe 2.00 x16)
Graphics Processor
OpenCL GP Processor : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (64SP 8C 1.63GHz, 512MB DDR3 1.8GHz 256-bit)
Compute Shader Processor : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (64SP 1.6GHz, 512MB DDR3 1.8GHz 256-bit)
CUDA GP Processor : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (64SP 8C 1.63GHz, 512MB DDR3 1.8GHz 256-bit)
Storage Devices
WDC WD5000AAKS-00YGA0 (500.1GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 16MB Cache) : 466GB (C:) 
WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 (2TB, SATA300, 3.5") : 2TB (D:) 
WDC WD1001FALS-00U9B0 (1TB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 32MB Cache) : 932GB (E:) 
(F:)  HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (G:) 
Logical Storage Devices
Hard Disk (C:)  : 466GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD5000AAKS-00YGA0 (500.1GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 16MB Cache)
LIB (D:)  : 2TB (NTFS) @ WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 (2TB, SATA300, 3.5")
PT (E:)  : 195GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD1001FALS-00U9B0 (1TB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 32MB Cache)
BackUps (F:)  : 736GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD1001FALS-00U9B0 (1TB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 32MB Cache)
Optical Drive (G:)  : N/A @ HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)
Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : ASUS LPC Interface Controller
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : T0 A5-13
Disk Controller : ASUS 4 port SATA IDE Controller
Disk Controller : ASUS 2 port SATA IDE Controller
Disk Controller : ASUS 88SE91A3 SATA-600 Controller
Disk Controller : ASUS JMB36X PCIE-to-SATAII/IDE RAID Controller
USB Controller 1 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #4
USB Controller 2 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #5
USB Controller 3 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #6
USB Controller 4 : ASUS USB EHCI Controller #2
USB Controller 5 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #1
USB Controller 6 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #2
USB Controller 7 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #3
USB Controller 8 : ASUS USB EHCI Controller #1
FireWire/1394 Controller 1 : ASUS VIA VT6308 1394 OHCI Controller
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel ICH SMBus
Printers and Faxes
Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)
Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)
Network Services
Power Management
Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line
Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.01.7601 (Service Pack 1)
Platform Compliance : x64
Windows Experience Index
Current System : 5.7

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August 15, 2012 9:37:03 PM

Any one?
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a b ) Power supply
August 15, 2012 9:47:21 PM

I personally use this case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's dead silent even when my system is under full load (siggy) there may be a slight hum, but that's about it.

For a PSU, I would recommend something from Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, Antec, XFX, or PC Power and Cooling :) 

Here are my recommendations (I believe you're SLI'ing two 9600 GT's?)-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those PSU's should be able to handle your rig without a problem. Even if you plan to upgrade to a single card solution later on, your PSU can handle any card out on the market now :) 

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a b ) Power supply
August 15, 2012 10:23:40 PM

mocchan said:
I personally use this case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's dead silent even when my system is under full load (siggy) there may be a slight hum, but that's about it.

For a PSU, I would recommend something from Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, Antec, XFX, or PC Power and Cooling :) 

Here are my recommendations (I believe you're SLI'ing two 9600 GT's?)-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those PSU's should be able to handle your rig without a problem. Even if you plan to upgrade to a single card solution later on, your PSU can handle any card out on the market now :) 



+1 to everything he says the Corsair 550D case is pure excellence.
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August 15, 2012 10:39:40 PM

Uther39 said:
+1 to everything he says the Corsair 550D case is pure excellence.


Definitely :lol:  one of the best cases I've worked with too! Though I bet the 500R is just as good due to the similar design :whistle: 
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August 16, 2012 12:47:54 AM

Best answer selected by akhafaji.
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August 16, 2012 12:49:30 AM

mocchan said:
I personally use this case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's dead silent even when my system is under full load (siggy) there may be a slight hum, but that's about it.

For a PSU, I would recommend something from Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, Antec, XFX, or PC Power and Cooling :) 

Here are my recommendations (I believe you're SLI'ing two 9600 GT's?)-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those PSU's should be able to handle your rig without a problem. Even if you plan to upgrade to a single card solution later on, your PSU can handle any card out on the market now :) 


Thank you, regarding "(I believe you're SLI'ing two 9600 GT's?)- "
I'm using 2 screens (not 2 VGA)

Is your suggestion / recommendation on the power supply means that my current power supply isn't good?

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August 16, 2012 12:56:37 AM

Thank you for clearing that up :) 

Also my recommendation is due to a little bit of concern regarding the quality of your PSU. If it's worked fine for you, then you may continue to use it, however, I would personally swap it out for something of higher quality like the ones I listed above.
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August 16, 2012 2:32:02 AM

mocchan said:
Thank you for clearing that up :) 

Also my recommendation is due to a little bit of concern regarding the quality of your PSU. If it's worked fine for you, then you may continue to use it, however, I would personally swap it out for something of higher quality like the ones I listed above.


Thank you...

I will replace it with one of your list above.

One last stupid question (forgive me)  Do you think by any chance that the current PSU might shortened / harm the current PC components.
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a b ) Power supply
August 16, 2012 3:04:15 PM

If by any chance something goes wrong with your PSU, yes, there's always that small chance it will.
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