Help with gaming rig! :)

December 29, 2010 at 17:23:26
Specs: Windows 7, getting it soon
hey guys, I just received an Antec nine hundred two for Christmas and I have currently been setting it up. I got my Mobo ( Asus M4A785-m) in and my cpu cooler. (Hyper N520) and i have a power suppy unit from some other computer i had laying around but when i went to put it in i had trouble connecting the cords because they were too short. question is what is a good power supply that can support the fans that come with the case? Please and thanks!

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December 29, 2010 at 19:25:29
Are case fans the only issue with the power leads?

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December 29, 2010 at 19:34:34
That's what you get for buying a case with a bottom mounted power supply. Good luck with that. And here's a hint - benchtest your board before you install it in the case, you'll save yourself a ton of headaches later.

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December 29, 2010 at 20:12:39
Bench test?

I've seen good and bad reviews about the case but I think it should be sufficient enough. However there is this issue. I also have another quesion. What would be a good one to go with and starting at what wattage? 700?

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December 30, 2010 at 02:29:17
Corsair 600W which has a 40A Single 12V Rail $70.00 ? is good, by the way Wattage is meaningless as a means of measuring how good a PSU is....

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December 30, 2010 at 04:05:31
Oh. So what's a good way to.measure how good a psu is?

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December 30, 2010 at 04:43:55
You need to look at a psu with a single 12 volt rail like the corsair brand. In other words it only has one 12 volt listing as opposed to splitting the rail into two 12 volt feeds. Look at the one X86 suggested.

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December 30, 2010 at 04:56:10
By checking amps on these rails (+3.3v, +5v, +12v). +3.3v and +5v should not use more than 25A each because fewer pc components use them. U need more amps on +12v rail why? Because power hungry components like cpu and v-card draw power direct from this rail (450w +12v@30A minimum for modern system). Avoid a psu with multiple +12v rails.
Another thing is psu weight, a good psu is build with a good quality components this make it heavy compare to cheapo psu(cheap and bad components used). Avoid cheapo brands like APEVIA and go with these guys(Enermax, OCZ Z, corsair, pc power and cooling, xfx, seasonic, rosewill etc).

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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December 30, 2010 at 05:18:15
The reason why cases with bottom mounted PSUs are not good to use is that heat rises. All the components are above the PSU which is exhausting cooler air out the back and is NOT helping to exhaust the hot air generated by the CPU and GPU.

I see that has deactivated that case. Meaning they are no longer selling it.

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December 30, 2010 at 05:25:15
"Bench test?"

Is this your 1st time building a PC?

How to Bench Test Your System

"Moving the power supply to the bottom of the case has several negative effects. First, it takes the power supply’ fan away from the top, so that another fan has to be used to remove case heat, adding noise. Second, it makes cable management more difficult, often times with the ATX12V cable not reaching its motherboard connector. Third, as the power supply casing warms up, it heats the graphics cards."

The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power

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December 30, 2010 at 05:29:53
Is this any good would 600w be enough? I don't have a video card yet but I plan on it and maybe even a cross fire or sli setup. I will start gaming soon and I do a lot of video editing and converting of high res video especily for school.

Yes this is my first time. Im learning new things everday and you guys are adding to it. I appreciate it. Thanks you very much guys!

Are these any good?

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December 30, 2010 at 05:49:52
Yes, all the corsairs are good. Or look at some of the psu's Kuwese suggested. You still may run into a problem with the bottom mount system. You might want to consider a different case.

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December 30, 2010 at 05:55:43
The first link is the builder series, which is OK.

40A on the 12V rail is normally good. However, high end graphics cards can draw close to 20A off the 12V rail by themselves.

The motherboard you have doesn’t support Crossfire. You need 2 PCEe x16 slots for that.

I don’t see where you mention a CPU. The board supports AMD processors up to 125W. That will draw another 10A off the 12V rail under full power. If you haven’t yet bought a CPU take care to get a compatible one. Some can exceed 125W.

So you need to know what graphics card/s you plan on installing, or at least plan for it.

Another point to mention is that it is good practice to install the processor/HS/fan and the RAM prior to installing in the case. No sense in unnecessary flexing of the board. As mentioned above you should bench test the board.

Post what CPU and RAM you have in mind BEFORE buying them

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