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February 9, 2013 8:12:00 AM

Hello,

hi guys,
I'm buying AMD FX 8120 3.1GHz+Asus M5A97 Motherboard+8 Gb Transcent Single Ram

this is a combo pack, so things can't be altered,

1. but I want you to recommend a SMPS for the set, and also a cooler master chassis(very less cost) if I'm using my nVidia GTX 260 with it...

2. I mean it is 10.5", so it should fit there in the case and please guide me about the power supply wattage for whole system...

3. and what is ATX 12V ??? I did'nt get it!!

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February 9, 2013 11:47:10 AM

I'll start here with ATX 12V. ATX 12V is a PSU standard which has gone under a few variations - now at version 3 or so. Basically it standardizes PSU output and (to an extent) connections. EPS 12V (but still in the ATX 12V specs) is also used which basically signifies the CPU power cable has 8 pins instead of only 4 - the motherboard you've selected has 8 pins for the CPU.
For a case, I think they're a personal choice so I won't get into that... CoolerMaster makes some nice cases, I don't think you'll go wrong with any of their offerings (that can fit your graphics card)
Here are a few options for Switch Mode Power Supplies - I think a quality 500W - 600W PSU should work fine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...
Before committing to any one of those (they are all from reputable PSU brands), check the review(s) for that PSU from this link http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm - sometime otherwise reputable manufacturers produce lemons (rare but it happens)
Hope it helps
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February 16, 2013 4:09:24 AM

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February 16, 2013 4:27:16 AM

C12Friedman said:
I'll start here with ATX 12V. ATX 12V is a PSU standard which has gone under a few variations - now at version 3 or so. Basically it standardizes PSU output and (to an extent) connections. EPS 12V (but still in the ATX 12V specs) is also used which basically signifies the CPU power cable has 8 pins instead of only 4 - the motherboard you've selected has 8 pins for the CPU.
For a case, I think they're a personal choice so I won't get into that... CoolerMaster makes some nice cases, I don't think you'll go wrong with any of their offerings (that can fit your graphics card)
Here are a few options for Switch Mode Power Supplies - I think a quality 500W - 600W PSU should work fine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...
Before committing to any one of those (they are all from reputable PSU brands), check the review(s) for that PSU from this link http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm - sometime otherwise reputable manufacturers produce lemons (rare but it happens)
Hope it helps


Thanks a lot.... for more than 7days, the above mentioned config. is with me, but unable to build it as no 'quality' PSU and 'insufficient space' in my old chassis.......

so, i want to ask you some more stupid questions,

I'm going to buy Cooler Master Elite 331 Plus Cabinet...

1. it is written 'ATX supported' over there, but still i doubt.. will any ATX cabinet support my new mobo?? as on delivery, i found my Asus M5A97 R2.0 is way longer than what I expected!
indeed, is this cabinet the best suitable for it?? or anything else (in same price)

2. planning for CM Thunder 500W.......(affordable and =500w)..so, will it be okay?? or I should go with another brand?


As, I'm buying all the things online, from ebay.in, flipkart, theitdepot, bigfang....all of them...so can't guess the capabilities, things should be crystalclear....so i'm asking to guide me....
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