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September 17, 2012 3:13:12 AM

Hi guys. building my first build and need help with the PSU

I only need a PSU. Don't need any other parts or OS, got it covered already

Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Preferred website: Newegg.com

This computer is mainly for Gaming, editing highdef videos, watchin movies and school work

Here's my build so far:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
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...

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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...

MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RANGER-M Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total after all the rebates = $462


I need helping picking a PSU. Would like to keep my budget between $500-$550

Thanks for the help really appreciate it!

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September 17, 2012 3:55:05 AM

XFX Core 550W, 80+ Bronze non modular. $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That should do it.

Also, you have got a Micro-ATX case and a full ATX motherboard, they wont fit.
Get this case instead, will fit your board and has a similar aesthetic.
Coolermaster Elite 431+. $55 (has a $15 rebate as well)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If that video editing is a big part of the usage of the machine, may want to double that RAM and upgrade to an FX-8150.

No HDD?
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September 17, 2012 6:42:57 AM

Cool thanks for the help.

So imma go with the COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus RC-431P-KWN2 Black Steel Body (0.5mm SECC), ABS plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for video editing, i will just be editing my gopro2 video so will the Fx-8150 really make a difference? or will i be ok with the AMD Phenom II X4
because with your suggestions adding the Fx-8150 and doubling my RAM the total of my build comes out to around $640 after rebates and my budget is $550 maybe willing to go to $600
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September 17, 2012 9:52:19 AM

ajitr001 said:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That's a quad channel memory kit for the X79 motherboard. You can always use 8GB(2x4GB) of RAM for starters and add more later if you feel that it's not enough. If you're budget is limited, the cpu you choose will be fine. Sure the 8-core cpu will be faster, but the phenom II X4 is a good choice for that budget. There's also the option of overclocking to make your cpu faster, but if you're into it you might want to get a good aftermarket cooler.
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September 17, 2012 10:36:01 AM

Oh, if its just Home movie editing then it should be fine.

That kit is quad-channel yes, but can go on chipsets other than X79 just fine.

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September 19, 2012 2:33:56 AM

Once again thanks for all the help! So here's my final build:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103727

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157280

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227706

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/Prod [...] 6820231314

MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127687

COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus RC-431P-KWN2 Black Steel Body (0.5mm SECC), ABS plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119256

XFX Core 550W, 80+ Bronze non modular. $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] XFX%20550W




Also i found this in my dad's closet unopened and was wondering if would work with everything or if it was smart to put it in or not?

Rosewill RCX-Z1 Long life ball bearing for over 45,000/hrs CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-200-...


Thanks for all the help
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September 19, 2012 3:05:51 AM

Build is good.

Though pay an extra $5 for the Vertex 4. You get 8GB more storage and faster speeds, as well as better reliability.
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That CPU cooler is only compatible with the AM2 Socket, wont work on your AM3+. Stock cooling is sufficient if you arent overclocking.
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September 19, 2012 5:56:31 AM

I already bought the Vertex 3 (Didn't see the price for that one :(  and its only a day away). So imma just keep that one for now.

As for the CPU i started reading all the reviews for the AMD FX and am contemplating if i should just buy that instead of the Phenom II x4 965. But idk if i should buy the 8150 or the 8120

Is there a really big difference between 8150 and 8120? especially if my usage will mainly be for gaming/editing gopro2 vids/watching movies/ and just multi-tasking.

And no i won't be overclocking. Don't have really good knowledge on that stuff and don't wanna risk it.
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September 19, 2012 6:21:17 AM

If all your doing is basic home movie editing, little more than splicing footage together, the Phenom II will do just fine. There wont be a real difference between the CPU's in gaming.

The difference between the FX-8120 and FX-8150 is that the 8150 is a higher binned chip (ie, higher quality) that comes with a faster stock speed. The chips are otherwise identical.
However, the 8150 "should" overclock further than the 8120 due to it being higher quality.

So if you are willing to overclock, you could take a gamble and get an 8120 and see if you overclock it to some good speeds. Or play it safe and get an 8150 that is faster out of the box, and "should" overclock further than the 8120 would be able to.
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September 19, 2012 7:26:47 AM

If i do get the 8150 or 8120, the PSU should be sufficient enough?
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September 19, 2012 7:33:13 AM

Considering that the Phenom II and the 8120/8150 have the same max TDP, if it was insufficient it would already be a problem.

Should be fine. That PSU can supply 528W through the 12v rail (responsible for CPU, mobo/RAM and GPU's)

AMD CPU's have a max draw of 125W.
Mobo/RAM shouldnt draw more than 30W,
Not sure about the HD7770, but 100W at absolute most, probably much less.

Total Draw on the 12v : 255W
Total overhead left: 273W

It'l be fine, plenty of juice left. The other rails should be fine unless you have an obscene number of HDD's and such on them.
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