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First Build~Gaming Rig opinion :D (+Power Supply question)

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August 1, 2012 10:27:47 PM

  • Approximate Purchase Date: next few days i hope :D 
  • Budget Range: about $550. (not including power supply. or monitor or accessories like keyboard/mouse etc.)
    CURRENT BUILD: before rebates = $610 ---------- After Rebates $570
  • System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING, gaming, also gaming. sometimes gaming too.
  • Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No
  • Do you need to buy OS: No.
  • Location: New Jersey, USA
  • Parts Preferences: dont wanna go to Intel unless i can manage to make it the same price and better :/  just a price/performance thing.
  • Overclocking: maybe
  • Crossfire: Maybe much later in the future when my 1 6870 doesnt cut it.
  • Monitor Resolution:not sure
  • Additional Comments: Wanna be running games like Guild Wars 2, Tribes:Ascend, Dragon Nest, and ALOT other MMOs in the future obviously. nerdmode k c:

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    As the title says its my First build and im looking for some feedback on my build and suggestions/comments, as well as just making sure there isnt something i should know im missing (such as when i was reading a post a few below me i learned that having a 1.65v RAM can damage your MOBO or something. just little things like that i wouldn't know)

    Also i have a question regarding my Power Supply and Fans.

    Here is a link to all the parts :)  (may need to be signed in to view)

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
    and this is the link for the Power Supply im looking at
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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    Here is a list with all the links individually in case the public wishlist is derping.
    Spoiler

  • Sentey Extreme Division GS-6050 II Halcon Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

  • ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

  • XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

  • G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

  • Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

  • SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

  • D15-1203 ::D iabloTek PHD650 ATX Power Supply - 650W, 140mm Fan, 20+4 Pin(3.15 lbs)
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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    Would really love feedback on specs :)  dont really have much money to play around with so keep that in mind please xD
    Also Im wondering if my Power Supply is ok for the amount of fans i have? (i wont be too upset if i can plug in a HDD fan or something its just a nice bonus with the case)
    i have 6 case fans + an HDD fan + my CPU fan
    and i dont really understand the cables stuff but my GFX CARD requires 2 6-pin PCI connectors
    and i think all the fans use the 4-pin peripherals? or do the fans just hook into the motherboard?
    because i only have 6 peripheral 4-pin connectors and im assuming i need 1 for each.. i have 8 fans inside total XD..
    could someone clear that up please :3?
    a b B Homebuilt system
    a b 4 Gaming
    August 2, 2012 9:09:53 AM

    most motherboards have a cpu fan connection plus at least 3 fan connectors onboard which allows the system to automatically regulate them.

    you can plug in multiple fans to one molex connector via a molex to 3 pin adapter. they just stack on top of one another. i would say two or three normal duty fans are no issue at all on one molex.

    you can also invest in a front bay fan controller (rheobus) with knobs. this hooks up to a molex connector or two and can give you quite a few options for number of fans and allowing you to control them individually.

    you cannot control the psu fan and the cpu fan should be connected to the motherboard typically which lowers your fan count by one since you did not count the psu fan in your calculation.

    keep in mind that while i mention 3 pin connectors, fans can come in 3 pin, 4 pin or molex connection ends.

    personally i buy brand name quality psu units but i will leave the choice of components up to you. just make sure it has the cables you want and gets good reviews.
    !