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Windows 7: advice sought: adding to a pre-bundled NewEgg PC build

11 Jul 2014   #1
bunabayashi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
advice sought: adding to a pre-bundled NewEgg PC build

Hey guys, PC building novice here (4 builds and counting). I'm looking at the following NewEgg offer:

Combo: 1624227

and I want to up the ram and also add an SSD for the operating system to reside on. shall I just double down on the ram sticks (4 instead of 2) and pick a decent deal on a ssd? also do you think the power supply is adequate given the extra components? Thanks for your time guys, I love these forums,

Dave


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11 Jul 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'm not a Rosewill fan so the power supply would not do for me. I don't know if you really need 16GB of RAM. My recording studio PC has 16GB and the outside most I've ever used is a little over 6GB. My recording studio system was down as the motherboard developed several problems and was sent in for warranty repair. I used my backup system, which has 8GB, while the main system was down and like the main system I never came close to using up all the RAM.
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11 Jul 2014   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The extra components (more RAM and SSD) will add very very little to your power requirements, so I wouldn't worry about that.

600 watts is plenty for that system, but I'm not excited about that particular Rosewill. Some of their higher priced units are OK. The Stallion series is made by Solytech, but I couldn't find a review of that specific model.

You have to decide if you want to keep that bundle or not. If you do, yes, just double down on the RAM and add an SSD.

If not, I'd shop some more and get two 8 GB sticks of RAM rather than four 4 GB sticks; and find another PSU that you can definitely find some reviews on.
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11 Jul 2014   #4
bunabayashi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice guys, what do you like for PSU's in that wattage range? I don't mind paying more for quality.
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11 Jul 2014   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You don't need anything over 500 to 550 watts for any single graphics card system.

The reviews I've seen of that video card say a system with that card uses a little over 300 watts under full load.

Good PSU brands: Seasonic nearly any model, and some models from XFX, Corsair, EVGA.

If you are not going with that bundle, are you looking for another bundle? Or are you going to buy piece by piece, not bundled?

Are you locked into AMD processors?

Here's 3 good Seasonics:

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Power Supplies, Power Supplies, SeaSonic USA, $50 - $75, 500W - 599W
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11 Jul 2014   #6
bunabayashi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You don't need anything over 500 to 550 watts for any single graphics card system.

The reviews I've seen of that video card say a system with that card uses a little over 300 watts under full load.

Good PSU brands: Seasonic nearly any model, and some models from XFX, Corsair, EVGA.

If you are not going with that bundle, are you looking for another bundle? Or are you going to buy piece by piece, not bundled?

Are you locked into AMD processors?

Here's 3 good Seasonics:

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Power Supplies, Power Supplies, SeaSonic USA, $50 - $75, 500W - 599W
I'm not by any means locked in to that bundle, it's just that I'm such a noob that I rely on others to match up compatible CPU's and motherboardsm etc. and the price was around what I was looking to spend. Thanks for the tips, I appreciate it
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14 Jul 2014   #7
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

That bundled psu is from Solytec, not the best rated manufacturer. I would recommend a 500-600 watt Seasonic. Adding another 8gb of ram isn't going to be noticeable unless you are going to do a lot of video rendering. Add a ssd as the system drive, upgrade the psu and your good to go.
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