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Windows 7: Additional Custom Build Upgrades Help

16 Sep 2015   #21
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

Could've sworn I saw a 970 for under 200 or around 220 yesterday... The cheapest one I found was a 960 for about $180. Are 960s still relevant or should I fork up the extra for the 970? I'm a bit impatient but I think I could wait for price drops on 970+. I do trust Newegg.

This 960 I found:
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 GV-N960OC-4GD (rev. 1.0) 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com


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16 Sep 2015   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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16 Sep 2015   #23
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

Man those prices are steep but if I want good performance I'm gonna need one. The SSC card is only a pinch more, so I could scoop one up if I can convince my mom to let me spend that much on it. And then there's this power supply, 850w, under 170.

Corsair RM850i 850W 80 PLUS Gold Fully Modular CP-9020083-NA B&H

But then there's this one that's even less but from NCIXUS. I had issues with them when I was buying my initial parts because my CPU was the first thing I ordered, but the last part to arrive, and it had express priority.

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaf...A&promoid=1428
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16 Sep 2015   #24
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'd go for the evga psu personally
I like the wiring more
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16 Sep 2015   #25
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

My current PSU is an EVGA and haven't had any issues with it, so I'm willing to go with that. Good thing it's cheaper than the Corsair and has a 6+2 pin PCIe, the 970 would need it.
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16 Sep 2015   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not only price wise which Corsair's are simply overpriced is the bottom line,
You mention the wiring to the gpu yes but one more thing is how it's wired
Corsair's uses a skimpy pig tail for the +2 on it and evga is a totally separate wire from for the +2

Another example is cpu power
EVGA's cpu power cable is split 4+4
Corsair's are 8 and that's it
Now that might be a wild one but I do have a 4 pin cpu actually my x99 board has a 8 pin plug and a 4 pin plug so on a Corsair psu cable set I would have to cut or modify the second cpu cable to use 4 pin plug
I did not see any break part on the plug to do that easily.

I rma'ed a RM850 because of that plus it just looked like a piece of junk very cheap.
I got a 850 P2 instead.
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18 Sep 2015   #27
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you are on a tight budget then the GTX 750 Ti is cheap and may be all you need. I'd look at spending some extra cash on an SSD and then you could probably get away with 120GB. Your PSU seems to meet your power requirements. If your current PSU is a cheap brand then maybe upgrade to a name brand. I've used Seasonic, Antec, Thermaltake and Corsair and think they all seem pretty good. A modular PSU may be neater but you pay for it.
I'm not an AMD user but your CPU is pretty basic so I wouldn't over capitalize on your system.

Here is a power calculator
Cooler Master Power Supply Calculator
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18 Sep 2015   #28
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Little birdie has said Corsair psu's are Seasonic
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18 Sep 2015   #29
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ya, no company makes their own power supplies, or memory, or cpu coolers or............... Ugh

They just slap a label on it and sell it. As long as it`s a good product, they have good support and a good warranty, that`s all that really matters.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...es+%3F&es_th=1

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...pplies&es_th=1
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18 Sep 2015   #30
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I try not to pay too much for a label EVGA's are reasonably priced for G2 or P2 series
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