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COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-700 700W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Rea

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February 11, 2013 11:50:32 AM

Well i may have flubbed ive already purchased it but i can always send it back i think...

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

just doughting it sense ive read that coolmax have labeled products wrong in the past so i hope im ok with it the reviews never really raised much of a flag and i was more focused on what cpu and mother board :S

just bough this for running my new rig havent yet got all the parts but heres the build any recommendations on rig would be nice also. i plan on getting graphics card later on when i can save thinking gtx 650 or 660

I5 3570k unlocked
asrock extreme4
coolmax zx-700
ballistix sport 8GB 1600 (upgrading later on) recommendations welcomed best bang for the buck
windows 7 64 bit
CM Hyper 212 pro
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 mid tower
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February 11, 2013 12:35:15 PM

Yea I have not heard of Coolmax so I would not trust them. Go for Antec, Asus and Corsair power supplies
As for ram you will not see performance improvements with going over 8 gigs so don't upgrade that
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February 11, 2013 12:40:09 PM

reapz said:
Well i may have flubbed ive already purchased it but i can always send it back i think...

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

just doughting it sense ive read that coolmax have labeled products wrong in the past so i hope im ok with it the reviews never really raised much of a flag and i was more focused on what cpu and mother board :S

just bough this for running my new rig havent yet got all the parts but heres the build any recommendations on rig would be nice also. i plan on getting graphics card later on when i can save thinking gtx 650 or 660

I5 3570k unlocked
asrock extreme4
coolmax zx-700
ballistix sport 8GB 1600 (upgrading later on) recommendations welcomed best bang for the buck
windows 7 64 bit
CM Hyper 212 pro
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 mid tower


Hi - couldn't find a respected review on that particular Coolmax,
but they are a lousy brand, have 7 or 8 models on the johnnylucky.org
"Lemon List" (including a 700w model that exploded during testing)
and none on the recommended list.

You need only a quality PSU of 450-500w to run a system with the
cards you mention. A quality PSU in that range will also have
sufficient amps on the +12v rail(s)

Quality brands: Seasonic, XFX, PC Power & Cooling, Antec,
Rosewill Capstone series, most Corsair's, most OCZ, & a
few others.


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February 11, 2013 4:28:25 PM

What graphics card would be recommended for my build i personally think spending over 200 on one is way to much to invest? sli is a big option i love gaming so i plan on getting one as soon as piggy bank allows i just cant decide between nvidia or ati i like playing all types of games far crys to starcraft 2. ive herd some graphic cards work better with other game and so on so which should i go for i dont play a majority of either brand i just play games that are good.

and on the other side of this what kind of power supply would i need?
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February 11, 2013 4:30:52 PM

PS thank you guys for the quick responses earlier and thanks alvine for letting me know now not to upgrade my ram any further now i can spend a lil more on graphics card
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February 11, 2013 4:43:56 PM

reapz said:
What graphics card would be recommended for my build i personally think spending over 200 on one is way to much to invest? sli is a big option i love gaming so i plan on getting one as soon as piggy bank allows i just cant decide between nvidia or ati i like playing all types of games far crys to starcraft 2. ive herd some graphic cards work better with other game and so on so which should i go for i dont play a majority of either brand i just play games that are good.

and on the other side of this what kind of power supply would i need?



for < $200, the 7850 is your best bet. They're running approx $185 - $200.

Here's a couple to consider: all 2gb versions
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $195

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $190

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $189

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $170
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