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Windows 7: Just looking before I leap...new PC final thoughts.

03 Apr 2011   #21
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

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Looks good. Just tell me what you think of the TP once you get it LOL
Both 750 & 650 are that way? What PSU would you recommend?

BTW - Love your nature photos. We have a Red Tail Hawk near us but I haven't been quick enough to get good photos of him. Awesome bird!

The 750 has hard-wired in:

24 pin main power connector
8 pin EPS CPU pwoer connector
4 pin ATX Power connector (hey, you are going to use either the 8 pin or 4 pin so why hardwire both?)
2 6+2 PCI-e connectors (2 cables I think)
3 molex (1 cable)
3 sata (1 cable)

http://www.antec.com/pdf/manuals/TP-750_Manual_EN.pdf

I expect modular to be modular (and only have the MB 20 pin and 8 pin power hard wired in).

I built a computer for my son with an OCZ fatality series and liked it better (at least as far as modularity and cable management). It was more modular with only the MB power cables hard wired. however, tt has 4 12v 18A rail whereas the TP 750 has 4 25A rails.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/man...0W-Sheet_1.pdf


The only reason I am making a big deal about this is that there are two things that can span builds: your case and power supply. You may want to look around at some reviews of PS:

SuperFlower Golden Green 800W Power Supply Review

Power | Hardware Secrets


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03 Apr 2011   #22
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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04 Apr 2011   #23
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Doing lots of PSUs research this morning. Ignatzatsonic suggested a Seasonic M12II-620 which I did find a review of & they loved it.

Introduction - Seasonic M12II-620 Power Supply Review | [H]ard|OCP

But, it isn't 100% modular as GeneO suggest. Here's one that is...

Seasonic X-650 650W Review

... but, an extra $50. I don't think I can justify the $50 difference.
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04 Apr 2011   #24
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you are willing to spend above 100, look at Seasonic SS-560KM. It is the slightly smaller brother of the 650 and a bit cheaper. The fan doesn't even begin to spin until you put a fair load on it--very efficient, very quiet.

Moving the efficiency up 5% points can save you 5 bucks a year or more in electricity, depending on your rates and the number of hours your PC is on.

Look at jonnyguru.com for PSU reviews. Not sure how much luck you will have making a distinction between modular and "full modular"---not sure if review always discuss that point.

I'd buy a 560KM tomorrow myself--but I am waiting for a sale. Currently running with no issues on a Seasonic 330 watt from 5 years ago.
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04 Apr 2011   #25
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you are willing to spend above 100, look at Seasonic SS-560KM. It is the slightly smaller brother of the 650 and a bit cheaper. The fan doesn't even begin to spin until you put a fair load on it--very efficient, very quiet.

Moving the efficiency up 5% points can save you 5 bucks a year or more in electricity, depending on your rates and the number of hours your PC is on.

Look at jonnyguru.com for PSU reviews. Not sure how much luck you will have making a distinction between modular and "full modular"---not sure if review always discuss that point.

I'd buy a 560KM tomorrow myself--but I am waiting for a sale. Currently running with no issues on a Seasonic 330 watt from 5 years ago.
Always great info, ignatzatsonic; thanks! Seems Seasonic is among the best.
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04 Apr 2011   #26
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GARoss View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you are willing to spend above 100, look at Seasonic SS-560KM. It is the slightly smaller brother of the 650 and a bit cheaper. The fan doesn't even begin to spin until you put a fair load on it--very efficient, very quiet.

Moving the efficiency up 5% points can save you 5 bucks a year or more in electricity, depending on your rates and the number of hours your PC is on.

Look at jonnyguru.com for PSU reviews. Not sure how much luck you will have making a distinction between modular and "full modular"---not sure if review always discuss that point.

I'd buy a 560KM tomorrow myself--but I am waiting for a sale. Currently running with no issues on a Seasonic 330 watt from 5 years ago.
Always great info, ignatzatsonic; thanks! Seems Seasonic is among the best.
Yes, they always get high ratings. I think my next will be a Seasonic.
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04 Apr 2011   #27
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

btw, here is a good pic of the Antec TP new 750 from the overclocking forum:

https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ilt-today.html
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05 Apr 2011   #28
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
btw, here is a good pic of the Antec TP new 750 from the overclocking forum:

https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ilt-today.html
Great specs on his PC but the cables do look bunched-up.

Seasonic M12II-620 looks to the one. It appears to be 50% modular with mostly main cables being hard wired...

http://www.seasonicusa.com/images/Br...2_brochure.pdf

...Its 100% modular brother has 30W more power but also carries a $50 higher price tag. I'm going with the Seasonic M12II-620.
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05 Apr 2011   #29
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What does your complete order look like at this time?
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05 Apr 2011   #30
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

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Looks like you have a pretty good system in the works! The only issue would be the old hard drive. It will be the weakest link.

A SSD would work great with a system like this, but of course it will cost you. Depending on what you do with your machine 8 GB is a bit extreme, perhaps cut it down to 4 GB and use the money towards a SSD?
Hey! I owned an Amiga computer!

I asked lots of questions, PC refresh possible?, about transfering Win 7 to a new MB, etc. If this could be done without needing the old C: I'll take a look but SSDs are lots of $$$ for the GB.
Good list of components.

Corsair and GSkill Ram are both good brands. Currently using Corsair with no issues.

The PSU is very important and often overlooked, you've done very well in your choices. All mentioned are top rated products.

With a very fast system like you are planning, I would definately consider getting a SSD. Possibly the single best performance upgrade/choice available today.
It will make that system zing and put a smile on your face

Good luck and let us know your final decisions.
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