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In Topic: Trying to build a beast system for 1000$

28 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

You motherboard comes with sound and internet connections.  You do not need any addon cards except graphics.

View PostReazionn, on 28 March 2013 - 07:03 PM, said:

Well I factored in, that when my 660ti get's old I would eventually want to upgrade and need a higher psu so I figured a good 650watt will do.
Graphics cards are rapidly dropping in power consumption.  The most expensive GTX 680 only recommends a 550W PSU.  Today 650W is overkill for a motherboard that only handles one graphics card.  I wouldnt go above 550W unless the price was the same (which sometimes happens).

One other thing - The Rosewill Challenger case is not terribly wide for a gaming case.  A 120mm cooler like the Hyper212 or Gaia might not fit.  The coolermaster HAF 912 and Antec 300 are similarly priced and wider to handle 120mm coolers.  The HAF 912 would be my recommendation for a case right now as its on sale.

In Topic: Trying to build a beast system for 1000$

28 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

EVGA only recommends a 450W PSU for the 660ti.  A good 500W will be plenty.

At $35 the Hyper 212 is overpriced. Xigmatek Gaia is only $20, looks better, IMO has better mounting and cools at least as well.

I dont like that RAM because the tall spikes can intrude into the CPU cooler's space.  Get standard profile 1.5v 2x4GB DDR3-1600 or DDR3-1866 RAM. Geil, Gskill, Mushkin, Corsair, ADATA, Crucial, Kingston HyperX are all good.

Motherboard sound is good enough for game and video playback.  Only if you intend to record/produce music or have expensive audiophile speakers/headset would you want a sound card.  If you want to do that, you need to get a good sound card, not a cheap junk one.

Whats that "In game coin coupon"?

In Topic: PC Building Questions

27 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

View PostRahoval, on 27 March 2013 - 02:50 PM, said:

Another quick question; the build I have currently is going to use about 309 watts according to pcpartpicker. I was able to find a 450watt PSU. I'm assuming that'll be more than enough wattage for the unit. I don't plan on overclocking if that makes a difference.
A QUALITY 450W PSU should be fine.  A cheap "450W" PSU might only output 300W continuous, or have t0o much committed to the 5v rails and not enough on the 12v rails that all your new parts will be using, or allow power fluctuations that cause anything from freezing and lockups to actually damaging the motherboard and graphics card.  Dont use a cheap unknown PSU, especially when skimping on wattage.

In Topic: PC Building Questions

27 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

Every rebate I've done through online purchasing at newegg.com (about a dozen over the last 5 years) has eventually come back.  It does take so long I forget, so I get a surprise present in the mail a couple months later.  Rebates through in store purchases at Fry's I have had a couple not come back over 10 years so maybe 90% success out of 20 or so rebates.  I dont include rebates when I price; I just enjoy a little bonus when they do happen.

In Topic: Need Helping Getting A PSU

27 March 2013 - 12:00 AM

A 7850 with a 3570K CPU is pretty close to maxxing GW2 out at 1080.  There are other more GPU demanding games, but not many MMORPGs.