Solved What about this custom build pc setup?

May 16, 2011 at 08:56:00
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Hi, I would like opinions on this setup. What do you think about it? Will that all fit together? and can you recommend me a case? Thanks a lot

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May 16, 2011 at 09:27:23
"can you recommend me a casing?"

Casings are used for making sausages & hotdogs, I think you mean "case"? It's difficult to recommend a case because everyone has their own opinion of what looks good. Plus we have no idea of how much you're willing to spend. Personally I'm not a fan of cases that put the power supply at the bottom rather than the top, but that's your decision.

The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power

And even though I posted the above, here's a very popular bottom mount gaming case at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Also, get a good quality, brand name power supply. It should be at least 500W, have a single high amperage +12v rail, active PFC, 80 Plus efficient, good warranty. You're spending a lot of money on your other hardware, don't cut corners on the power supply.



#1
May 16, 2011 at 08:59:49
here it is

Intel core i5-2500k

Asus p8p67 REV3.0 ATX p67 LGA1155

Corsair vengeance 8gb (2x 4gb) ddr3-1600 pc3-12800 9-9-9-24

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Vapor-X 1gb

thanks


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#2
May 16, 2011 at 09:16:40
Which Operating System do you intend installing on this computer?

If it is a 32 bit OS like Windows XP or Windows 7 32 bit you will be wasting your money with 8 Gbs od RAM.

Stuart


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#3
May 16, 2011 at 09:24:52
I'll get Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

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#4
May 16, 2011 at 09:27:23
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"can you recommend me a casing?"

Casings are used for making sausages & hotdogs, I think you mean "case"? It's difficult to recommend a case because everyone has their own opinion of what looks good. Plus we have no idea of how much you're willing to spend. Personally I'm not a fan of cases that put the power supply at the bottom rather than the top, but that's your decision.

The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power

And even though I posted the above, here's a very popular bottom mount gaming case at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Also, get a good quality, brand name power supply. It should be at least 500W, have a single high amperage +12v rail, active PFC, 80 Plus efficient, good warranty. You're spending a lot of money on your other hardware, don't cut corners on the power supply.


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#5
May 16, 2011 at 09:29:43
okay, what do you think about the sonata IV?

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#6
May 16, 2011 at 11:17:46
That case with PSU is expensive in my mind but my real problem is that they don't supply details of the power supply (PSU). I searched the entire Antec line and found only ONE 620W PSU. There are no details about the number of rails or the amps on each rail available. I find that unacceptable.

I suggest you buy a separate case and PSU. Below are some links. The first two show the power draw for the graphics and CPU. Divide the wattage by 12 to get the amps on the 12V rail. Comes out to about 26A for just 1 graphics card and that CPU. If you were considering crossfire you need to add another 20.5A on the 12V rail.

The remaining links are for some PSUs. Note the warranties run from 2 to 5 years. You get what you pay for. IMO you should be looking at units with at least 34A on the 12V rail. That may not be enough and doesn't leave much of a cushion. 40A or more is better.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gr...

http://xnets.bit2u.biz/en/computer_...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
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#7
May 17, 2011 at 08:54:38
I think I'll go with the cooler master haf 932 full tower for the case and the cooler master GX 650w for the PSU

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#8
May 17, 2011 at 09:57:52
That case uses a bottom mounted power supply. That will cause addition heat in the case. I recommend, as did mick above, that you stick with cases that have the PSU mounted at the top. I would further state that top fans, side fans are not necessary and are counterproductive. One large discharge fan (120mm or larger) in the rear of the case plus the fan/s in the PSU are all that is necessary.

Your PSU selection is fine, although the warranty is 3 years as opposed to may in the list with a 5 year warranty.


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#9
May 17, 2011 at 10:09:24
even if the air of the fan comes out from the bottom ? And it seems like every case is bottom mounted power supply. so what do you think about the sonata elite case, without psu?

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#10
May 17, 2011 at 10:31:42
heat rises and the fan in the PSU does a lot of the work to get rid of it.

I don't know where you get the idea that every case is bottom mount. They are definately in the minority.

Another problem with bottom mounted PSUs is the leads in a full tower may be too short. The bundle of wires comes out on the lower edge of the PSU which places them all the way at the bottom of the case.

I am sure if you look you can find a case you like the looks of with a top mount PSU.

When using the newegg site you can filter for the features you want. Use the advanced tab to choose the features. Below is a link showing cases. The only filter I applied was for top mounted PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

If the link below is the case you mentioned above then if you like it and it has the features you want then go for it. I would point out that the first case you chose was a FULL tower, this one is a MID tower. Be sure you know the difference.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#11
May 17, 2011 at 10:37:41
thanks, I'll take your advice. "I don't know where you get the idea that every case is bottom mount. They are definately in the minority. " its because the site I use almost have only bottom mounted

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#12
May 17, 2011 at 10:47:12
Form follows function. Select the features first, then bother with the looks of the case.

If you end up finding a case with a brand name PSU, do not assume it is the same PSU you were considering buying stand alone. Manufacturers make many different PSUs that at first glance appear to be comparable.

Are you in the USA or Canada? If so, newegg.com is a really good vendor to buy from.

One other thing to mention, if you find a case that is tool less, be sure there are enough rails provided to mount all your drives.

The Sonata is not tool less. At least it isn't stated to be.


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#13
May 17, 2011 at 11:03:33
I like the sonata because of the look but also because there is an exhaust for the pci cards. Do you think I'll need a heatsink for my CPU?. And i'm from Canada.

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#14
May 17, 2011 at 11:37:49
You can order from newegg.ca

The CPU from newegg comes with heatsink/fan/ 3 year warranty. Taht is the retail version.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#15
May 17, 2011 at 11:48:43
i want the 2500k, its better than the 2500

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