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CPU: AMD PHENOM II X4 840
Board: Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H
Ram: 4gb Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1333 x2 2gb
PSU: OCZ Technology ModXStream Pro 700W Modular
Cooler:Antec KUHLER H2O 620
Case: Cooler master haf912
Extra:
WDD 1tb green hdd
zonet wireless N PCI adapter.
MSI r5450
everything picked up local at microcenter for $521.92486.92 after mail in rebates

It's not for hardcore gaming...just HTPC, web, Photoshop, and LITE games like Portal.
I think it should suffice, but what do I know

Also, water cooling question, will the antec kuhler suffice with the 95w 840 or do I need a REAL water cooling system? I just need it to control temps in high ambient operation and cut down on fan noise.

ThAnKs
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Originally Posted by von rottes View Post
everything picked up local at microcenter for $521.92486.92 after mail in rebates

It's not for hardcore gaming...just HTPC, web, Photoshop, and LITE games like Portal.
I think it should suffice, but what do I know

Also, water cooling question, will the antec kuhler suffice with the 95w 840 or do I need a REAL water cooling system? I just need it to control temps in high ambient operation and cut down on fan noise.

ThAnKs
Are you planning on overclocking? Unless you're doing a super high overclock you will be fine with that cooler. The only thing is you probably could've gone with a better power supply.
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Are you planning on overclocking? Unless you're doing a super high overclock you will be fine with that cooler. The only thing is you probably could've gone with a better power supply.

OC, Not on this one... 3.2ghz x4 is good enough for me
So I'll stick with the cooler.
But what would you suggest for the PSU?
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OC, Not on this one... 3.2ghz x4 is good enough for me
So I'll stick with the cooler.
But what would you suggest for the PSU?
If you are not overclocking that cooler is complete overkill. I would go with the much cheaper Hyper 212+ or even the stock cooler but the stock cooler can get a bit loud. Power supply wise you don't even need half of that power supply. Either of these following units will power it with ease and cheaper.

Seasonic S12II 380B $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20S12II%20380B

Antec Earthwatt 380D $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rthwatt%20380D
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post #5 of 11
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like I said the water is just to cut down on fan noise and keep good temps with high ambient air temps...somethings I've had trouble with in the past on air cooled rigs. and it will leave the option there if I want to OC.

And a 380watt PSU? really I figured a 500 at the minimum
Edited by von rottes - 5/31/11 at 8:46am
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by von rottes View Post
like I said the water is just to cut down on fan noise and keep good temps with high ambient air temps...somethings I've had trouble with in the past on air cooled rigs. and it will leave the option there if I want to OC.

And a 350watt PSU? really I figured a 500 at the minimum
Nothing in that rig takes up any power. That card doesn't even need a PCI connector from the PSU. With a good 500 watt you could run a 570.
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post #7 of 11
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ah, lol I guess I just under estimated how efficient stuff is getting..
I know the card, i've already got it in my current pc. 19.8watt max or something like that.

But thanks you just got the build under $500 at the checkout
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Your PSU is good. It is quiet and works well. Mine has been running my comp for about 6 months now with no problems. I got it at Microcenter also. I shop at the one in Orange county.

The CPU is also a good one. I have it in my server and i have had no problems with it. I cant tell you how it would do on a desktop though but it runs a Minecraft server well.
Edited by crazybonze - 5/31/11 at 12:55pm
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Your PSU is good. It is quiet and works well. Mine has been running my comp for about 6 months now with no problems. I got it at Microcenter also. I shop at the one in Orange county.

The CPU is also a good one. I have it in my server and i have had no problems with it. I cant tell you how it would do on a desktop though but it runs a Minecraft server well.
What I was saying is that it is double overkill for his rig and you can save some money by going with the Antec unit I recommended above.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
What I was saying is that it is double overkill for his rig and you can save some money by going with the Antec unit I recommended above.
I replaced it with a cooler master for like $49 for a 500<<<head room for upgrade/OC


Also.
The Ram I have is Crucial Ballistix Sport, 2x2 1333 for $47.99
but I found a 4x1 1600 Crucial Ballistix Sport for $49.99
would a SINGLE stick at a higher mhz be better then the dual stick?
Edited by von rottes - 5/31/11 at 9:00pm
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