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So I just got a nice new web development job- Going to be starting May 1st and the boss wants me to make my computer there...

I told him building computers is a bit of hobby for me and he loved it so he said order some parts.

Wanted to run it by the community:

Currently I believe there is a hard drive available there in a machine they are throwing so I will be using that.

Case:
DiabloTek simple case + 400 Watt PSU

Mobo:
ASUS P8H61-M LE mATX/
- Thought the mAtx would be nice... seems cheaper generally too.

CPU:
i5 2400



Also- I have this pack of ram laying around so :
GSkill Value 1333 Ram


Now- I know IB is like 30 seconds from sales... and I REALLY hate ordering a SB with that being the case... but unless i can get basic (not "k" version) for like 200 bucks or so IB within a few days... (this week) i dont think it will work out frown.gif
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Terrible idea to use Diablotek products. Terrible idea. The PSU inside is like a time bomb waiting to go off. You sure your budget is that limited?
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Budget and purpose?

That PSU is junk.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Budget and purpose?
That PSU is junk.

this. without a dollar threshold or knowledge of what its used for, we could build you a rig for $150 - $10000 lol
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

Terrible idea to use Diablotek products. Terrible idea. The PSU inside is like a time bomb waiting to go off. You sure your budget is that limited?

This! A cx430 would be so much better.
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post #6 of 50
If your budget is limited I would rather downgrade to i3-2105 then use the extra fund to buy a cheap case and a quality PSU such as Corsair CX400 or Rosewill Green 430 W.

Never cheap out on PSU. Never!
Edited by trumpet-205 - 4/23/12 at 9:30am
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post #7 of 50
i've cheaped on the psu in all my rigs and some of them have been running for 5 years + without hiccups. My main Sig rig has been running for almost 2 years now and has survived a powercut so i don't get why every one is always saying not to cheap out.
post #8 of 50
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I had a feeling that PSU would be garbage but the reviews all claimed "great PSU" lol so I was gonna bank on that.

I will look at some other ones ... honestly my budget is 400-500 and I am only around 300 currently I can spend a bit more on a case.
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post #9 of 50
I think your boss will be more upset if it blows than he will be happy if you have 100$ remaining in your budget. Remember, you're building it, you've gotta stand behind what you build.
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Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post

I had a feeling that PSU would be garbage but the reviews all claimed "great PSU" lol so I was gonna bank on that.
I will look at some other ones ... honestly my budget is 400-500 and I am only around 300 currently I can spend a bit more on a case.

In general, these brands should be avoided at all cost,

Diablotek
Logisys
Apevia
Powmax

Also any PSU included with the case.

It sadden me to see that reputable stores like Newegg, Amazon, and Microcenter have the nerve to stock these units.
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