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Windows 7: 750w will be enough?


22 Sep 2012   #1
FelipeCODX

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
750w will be enough?

I will buy a new computer and i l'm wondering if the PSU of 750w Corsai AX750 be enough. That is the configuration: i7 3820 / Asus GTX 680 2Gb / Asus Sabertooth x79 / Corsair Obsidian 650d / Corsair Hydro h100 / Crucial M4 SSD / Corsair Vengeance 16Gb 1600Hz Memory Kit . I also would like to know what is the best RAM, and also the best ssd. . Thank You for Reading


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23 Sep 2012   #2
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

That is a very nice PSU, and yes, it will be enough. As far as "what is the best ________?" that is almost impossible to answer. I personally would swap out the Crucial M4 SSD for a Samsung 830, Plextor M5 Pro, OCZ Vertex 4 or if you want another Corsair product, the Corsair Neutron GTX(but there isn't anything wrong with the M4). The RAM you have listed is fine. If you are willing to spend a few more bucks, you could get the Corsair Vengeance/Dominator 1866Mhz 16Gb kit, although what you are looking at is plenty.

Should be a real nice machine when you get it together. Let us know how it runs
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23 Sep 2012   #3
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

With all due respect, is there a reason why you have opted to go for 2nd Gen CPU and motherboard? It might limit your upgrade path..
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23 Sep 2012   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
With all due respect, is there a reason why you have opted to go for 2nd Gen CPU and motherboard? It might limit your upgrade path..
Er, what?

The I7-3820 is a Sandy Bridge E CPU. If FelipeCODX wants Socket 2011, SB-E is all that's available this year. I don't know whether the X79 chipset will have a shorter life in the market than the current Ivy Bridge motherboards.

The PSU should be very good with that rig, with a single GTX680. It might be marginal with a second 680 in SLI.

For RAM, I'm using a kit from the QVL:

G.Skill F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH

1.65V, but Asus certifies it. DDR3-2133 is probably a waste, but it gives impressive results in synthetic benchmarks.

For the SSD, I've got several smallish (120GB) ones. The latest is a Corsair Force GT. I've read a lot of complaints about SSDs with Sandforce controllers, but I've had no trouble with them. Intel uses Sandforce for their 520 series drives.
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23 Sep 2012   #5
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
With all due respect, is there a reason why you have opted to go for 2nd Gen CPU and motherboard? It might limit your upgrade path..
Er, what?

The I7-3820 is a Sandy Bridge E CPU. If FelipeCODX wants Socket 2011, SB-E is all that's available this year. I don't know whether the X79 chipset will have a shorter life in the market than the current Ivy Bridge motherboards.
Yes, well, that was my point. Both the CPU and motherboard as 2nd Gen. Sure, I get it, you want 2011 socket you have no choice. But my question was why? Surely the lifespan of 2nd gen equipment is now limited since the arrival of Ivy bridge. I mean is he forced to go Socket 2011? Doesn't seem that way looking at the original post.

Anyway, It was just curiousity. I'm not going to argue the point with you.
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