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Windows 7: Computer Assembly Advice


24 Jul 2012   #1

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Computer Assembly Advice

Hello everyone,

recently I've assembled a pc for work and home use 3ds max/gaming/adobe. these are the parts I collected:
Noctua NH-D14 Special Edition (LGA 2011) prijzen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch
Intel Core i7 3930K Boxed prijzen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB prijzen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch
Asus Republic Of Gamers Rampage IV Extreme prijzen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch
Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB prijzen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch
Cooler Master HAF X prijzen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch
Lite-On iHAS524 Zwart prijzen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch
Corsair HX750W prijzen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch
G.Skill RipjawsZ F3-14900CL9Q2-32GBZL prijzen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch

Sorry for the long post but the question is, is this setup allright for 4+ years? also, does the power supply have enough watts to fully power every part? And are there any parts that need a replacement that's better for the same price? Will hear soon from you guys


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24 Jul 2012   #2

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The short answer to your question is in my opinion, yes. It appears to be a very good system. The power supply is an excellent brand and will have no problems powering your rig. The brand of the 680, I'm not familar with so cannot speak to. I would assume you have other hard drives to use for data and storage. Personally, I may have gone with a larger power supply, simply because it would allow for future upgrades. if in the future you decided to add another 680 or something similar, you would be pushing the limits, but with your current system, It will power it with no problems.
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24 Jul 2012   #3

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I have the Coolermaster Haf X case myself and really like it. It has plenty of room for all your hardware and great case cooling capacity. I also agree with essenbe that you might want to go with a larger PSU. I personally went with a 1000 watt PSU myself, with an eye to future expansion.
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24 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the answers, one last question though. I heard it's better to get one good video card instead of 2 little bit weaker ones, for example: in 2013 Q3 the GTX 700 series come out, isn't it better to have a strong 700 series instead of 2x 680, also besides this, does for example a 1000 watt power supply take more energy? because I think it might lose more heat if you take stronger power supply's, I'm currently using a crazy gamer laptop which is powering a 27'' 1920x1080 iiyama screen and it's very energy conservative and I can play games on High with it, but I really need a monster pc and thus I came to the conclusion that this setup would satisfy my needs. So could you answer the questions I had earlier in this comment? Thanks.
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24 Jul 2012   #5

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As I understand it, a 1000 watt supply will not use more power than a 750 watt supply driving identical components.

What matters is the efficiency of the PSU. A more efficient supply will draw less power from the wall. A random 1000 watt supply may be more or less efficient than a random 750 watt supply.

You would have to read reviews of each PSU to determine its efficiency. High quality PSUs have efficiencies up near 90%. Lower quality PSUs may be below 80%. A difference of 10% can make a noticeable difference in your power bill over the long haul.
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24 Jul 2012   #6

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which one?
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(searched for 1000 watt & popularity/score)
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24 Jul 2012   #7

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or is there something else better then these?
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24 Jul 2012   #8

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The Coolermaster is likely made by FSP or Enhance, normally pretty good quality manufacturers.

OCZ typically uses mediocre subcontractors. I'd shy away from it.

Antec uses a variety of manufacturers and is usually pretty good. Depends on the particular model and I'm not sure about that one.

Seasonic is probably the best brand out there. Made by Seasonic.

Look for XFX also. They are normally made by Seasonic.
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24 Jul 2012   #9

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Voedingen | Core | Tweakers.net Pricewatch Prijzen
So you would choose XFX above the platinum series one, are the XFX really better in energy conservativity?
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24 Jul 2012   #10

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Of the ones you linked to, I think the Seasonic is probably as good as or better than the rest. It has a platinum rating and according to their web site has a 92% efficiency rating. I don't think it gets much better than that and as ignatzatsonic said, Seasonic is probably the best quality brand out there.
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