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Windows 7: budget pc build 9 (gaming)

09 Dec 2010   #21
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashfaq View Post
the fan controller isnt really necessary but it makes sure the pc stays at a good temp, when gaming i can set the fans higher and when doing casual work i can set them lower for less power consumption.
But i guess they're not needed
Use AMD cool & quiet for the cpu and set profiles for manual fan control in ATi Catalyst Control Center.

I have 2 profiles.

Desktop stuff the fan runs at 35% speed and in games it runs at 95% the card is overclocked and never goes over 50C under full load.


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09 Dec 2010   #22
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A little light reading on what to look for in a power supply,

Power Supply Information and Selection - Tech Support Forum

and another on why to avoid cheap power supplies,

The Bargain Basement Power Supply Roundup Review

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post

Use AMD cool & quiet for the cpu and set profiles for manual fan control in ATi Catalyst Control Center.

I have 2 profiles.
Same here, works very well.
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09 Dec 2010   #23
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

alright, thanks for the quick replies, sorry for my late reply. Just went out.

Fluffy: I never knew there was a way to manually control the fans in the actual ati program and stuff, thanks a lot for the info. but still the controller adds some bling

Technoman: I dont think ill be able to afford a ssd no matter how much i save as id rather just get a good graphics card and processor

ratman: of course the monitor and keyboard+mouse aren't in the $700 limit I might as well use pen and paper for all the power i would get out of a $400 computer

stormy13: thanks for that, ill be sure to read up
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09 Dec 2010   #24
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

ive decided to switch to this psu and think it should definitely be adequate, i've read nothing but good reviews on this product, it runs quietly, is modular, looks amazing, is extremely sturdy and with the price I'm getting it for ($69.99) i think its the one

XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W XXX Edition Modular Power Supply - ATX, 650-Watt, Modular, 80 Plus Bronze, 135mm Fan. "Hard-Core Gamer Compatible"
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10 Dec 2010   #25
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

bump

is this psu any good?

i want to get my first build right
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10 Dec 2010   #26
ratman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 

Yes, it is good. A 650 watt psu will be adequate for now, but in the future if you go into extra fans/water cooling or crossfire graphics cards then you will need more watts.
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10 Dec 2010   #27
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

ok, thanks for the info, can you say anything about the other parts? All good or any improvements in mind?

If you think its all good and have nothing more to add, consider this post to be resolved

Thanks all for you help, ill check the page again later on but I think im ready to buy my parts now
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10 Dec 2010   #28
TechnoMan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Tigerdirect is VERY expensive for international orders. If you checked your shipping cost by going to your cart and typing in a post code, it will give you a domestic cost (in America), not the International Plane cost. You can try this by typing in any zip code in the box, 66, 666, 6666, 66666, 66666, they will all return similar results.

To get an accurate International shipping cost, you must first put everything in your cast, then go to proceed to checkout. Fill in billing information and shipping information and then a box below called shipping method will appear with the estimated shipping price. This is usually around $400-$500!
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11 Dec 2010   #29
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I was just looking around and finalizing my shopping item when i realized how crappy tigerdirect is for international shipping.
I assumed the cost shown was international cost, but i always was curious as to how they could do ground deliveries overseas . This prompted me to do some more research and i found that for my order of $1132 costs a whopping $600 for shipping!! I don't think I'll be buying from tigerdirect any time soon
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11 Dec 2010   #30
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

So has anyone got any good online shops with low prices shipping costs to Australia?
Or any real shops with low prices in Perth
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