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December 17, 2012 2:10:48 PM

Hey! I made a thread a few hours ago http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/375693-31-building-ga... and got answered by a really great member "butremor". But, with everything, I try to get a lot of opinions and do my own research. So I've researched and changed the case. I plan to take out the SDD (I'm trying to avoid luxury/over price stuff like that). And now after researching I noticed the 550watt power supply is barely enough, so to be safe I was thinking of upgrading to a 600watt. While looking, however, I found this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 730watt (almost 200 more) for only 10$ extra. And with rebate it's actually cheaper.

My question is why? I always try to avoid thinking I just got lucky with a sale or something, since I know nothing about power supplies, at all. I'm basically asking is anything standing out to you, that the 730watt has some flaws that 550watt doesn;t?

550watt I was going to get: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

HERE'S THE BUILD: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sU3n (I haven't taken out the SDD yet but I plan to)

Any comments about the build as a whole is greatly appreciated too. Thanks a lot guys!

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December 17, 2012 2:15:51 PM

RAIDMAX - never! It is no good. Better weeker PSU from i.e. corsair or ocz than stronger (lie) no-name form china.
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December 17, 2012 2:19:39 PM

TofuShift said:
Hey! I made a thread a few hours ago http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/375693-31-building-ga... and got answered by a really great member "butremor". But, with everything, I try to get a lot of opinions and do my own research. So I've researched and changed the case. I plan to take out the SDD (I'm trying to avoid luxury/over price stuff like that). And now after researching I noticed the 550watt power supply is barely enough, so to be safe I was thinking of upgrading to a 600watt. While looking, however, I found this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 730watt (almost 200 more) for only 10$ extra. And with rebate it's actually cheaper.

My question is why? I always try to avoid thinking I just got lucky with a sale or something, since I know nothing about power supplies, at all. I'm basically asking is anything standing out to you, that the 730watt has some flaws that 550watt doesn;t?

550watt I was going to get: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

HERE'S THE BUILD: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sU3n (I haven't taken out the SDD yet but I plan to)

Any comments about the build as a whole is greatly appreciated too. Thanks a lot guys!


what butremor suggested is pretty good..if you want to cut cost lose the SSD..and also get a low profile RAM..i would'nt change anything else..
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December 17, 2012 2:19:56 PM

Overpaying for the HDD.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sUY1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sUY1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sUY1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $807.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 11:19 EST-0500)
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