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Originally Posted by DawgBone View Post

I originally had an EVGA SuperNOVA 650w Gold certified but, after what I read, and from someone else telling me, it's not the best. Also, Ive read good things about the ASRock, but if I get the extra money, I'll get the P8-Z77I deluxe. Do you think the ASRock will be decent with OC'ing my i5 to 4.2Ghz if I end up having to get it due to funds? Thanks for the help though, much appreciated! thumb.gif

-Dawg

EDIT: I also looked for a PSU with more than one +12v rail for a while under 800w but I was unable to find any... IF you know of one tell me!

In my experience, CPUs have topped out before MB: in particular I had an i5 3570K I OCed in an ASRock and GIgabyte, achieved same OC in both, since I was limited by CPU temperature and not bord stability. I can say that I had an i7 920 that was limited by an ASRock MB, it wouldn't go past 3.9GHz, but at that point I was so close to the CPUs max and temps were pretty high, so I chose to stick at 3.8GHz and lower fans and voltage.

As for the PSU: more +12v rails isn't necessarily better. And brands usually don't mean crap, since 90% are manufactured by a different well, manufacturers. Even within the same brand, and the same line of PSUs, the 650W model may be built much better than the 750W one.. Just check jonnyguru, hardware secrets and other PSU review sites for teardowns of the PSU. They'll tell you if the quality of the components and work is good, and hardware secrets does overload tests, which I like a lot. SPCR has tested PSUs resistance to high temps, so you should check that out too.
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Here is the list of parts I plan on ordering:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=22793285

Let me know if I should make any changes or if you have any suggestions, im open for them.

Take note that I am on a budget of 1200$, so if I were to change anything it must be VERY minor.

Thanks,
-Dawg

Don't know what your time frame is but right now you get 8GB (2x4GB) of Crucial DDR3 1600 free with the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe which is a $73 value and you could either use it instead of the Corsair or sell it to cover the price difference over the ASRock. Don't get me wrong the ASRock board is fine but the ASUS is the best LGA 1155 mITX board thanks to it unique design (daughter board for power phases).
Be advised that the AX750 is going to be a tight fit (160mm deep)
Quote from Bitfenix site.
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Q: What is the maximum PSU depth on Prodigy?
PSU Cage total depth: 180mm
Recommended PSU depth: 150mm
Maximum PSU Depth:160mm.
Maximum Fully Modular PSU Depth: 160mm
Maximum Semi-Modular PSU Depth: 160mm
*Route Cables through holes with direct paths to connectors prior to inserting power supply unit.

Still a tight fit but I think 750W is major overkill and would go with a Seasonic X-650 over the AX750 PSU requirements reference
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Seasonic-X-Series-KM3-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1690/1
Edited by Re-Evolution - 7/16/13 at 1:54am
post #8353 of 11727
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Originally Posted by DawgBone View Post

Okay i'll look into that. But my main question was, will the i5 OC to 4.2ghz and still stay cool using the H80i?

Many 3570K's can reach 4.2ghz @ stock voltage on the stock cooler, so you should have no problem with the H80i.
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Don't know what your time frame is but right now you get 8GB (2x4GB) of Crucial DDR3 1600 free with the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe which is a $73 value and you could either use it instead of the Corsair or sell it to cover the price difference over the ASRock. Don't get me wrong the ASRock board is fine but the ASUS is the best LGA 1155 mITX board thanks to it unique design (daughter board for power phases).
Be advised that the AX750 is going to be a tight fit (160mm deep)
Quote from Bitfenix site.
Still a tight fit but I think 750W is major overkill and would go with a Seasonic X-650 over the AX750 PSU requirements reference
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Seasonic-X-Series-KM3-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1690/1

I wouldn't say either are best, though the layout for the Asus is a lot better for aircooling. There are others to consider as well (EVGA, Gigabyte, Zotac, MSI).

I thought the Corsair AX750 was just a slightly modified Seasonic X750? I would go for the Seasonic X650 just for the fan switch. I currently have the Seasonix X750 and it runs warm since the fan is off most of the time.
    
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Hey guys, quick question:

I have a Bitfenix Prodigy on the way, and I am wondering if I rotate the HDD cages and the optical bay 180 degrees will it afford me enough room to fit a 9.5 inch card? Has anyone done this?

You can just flip the hard drive cages around, the optical drive cage would stay put. It would be a really tight fit, the center HDD cage would practically touch the back of the video card. You'd want to put a thin piece of plastic or foam between them so it couldn't short something on the video card.
post #8355 of 11727
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Originally Posted by Aibohphobia View Post

You can just flip the hard drive cages around, the optical drive cage would stay put. It would be a really tight fit, the center HDD cage would practically touch the back of the video card. You'd want to put a thin piece of plastic or foam between them so it couldn't short something on the video card.

Ah, okay. I am not opposed to taking out the top HDD cage, as the bottom few slots were all that I needed anyway, I was just curious if it was a necessary move.

Thanks.
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Thank you guys for all the help! I am now ordering the SeaSonic 650w Gold, and now that I reduced the price, I may be able to slide with an Asus mobo... Depending on how much more money I can earn (Shipping fees too) But anyways, thank you all for the help, when this build is done I'll join the club (hopefully) smile.gif
post #8357 of 11727
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Thank you guys for all the help! I am now ordering the SeaSonic 650w Gold, and now that I reduced the price, I may be able to slide with an Asus mobo... Depending on how much more money I can earn (Shipping fees too) But anyways, thank you all for the help, when this build is done I'll join the club (hopefully) smile.gif

You are welcome, post those pics and do a build log when you can.
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Id get a motherboard from a company with actual support, aka not asrock. I personally don't like playing fully loaded russian roulette with 150 dollar components.
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Id get a motherboard from a company with actual support, aka not asrock. I personally don't like playing fully loaded russian roulette with 150 dollar components.

Asus is no better. There are plenty of people who refuse to get Asus due to their CS.

When you go into RMA for any company, it's pretty much luck of the draw. There are a few companies that will go out of their way for you, but Asrock and Asus are not those companies.
    
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Asus is no better. There are plenty of people who refuse to get Asus due to their CS.

When you go into RMA for any company, it's pretty much luck of the draw. There are a few companies that will go out of their way for you, but Asrock and Asus are not those companies.

Asus didn't try to charge me for an attempt at warranty service plus both way shipping.
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