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Switched out CX600 for CX430 ($16.99 after MIR).

A10 Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oJ5A
i3 Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oJ6p

I might just spend a bit more on a few case fans (3 and then maybe replace the HSF if I feel like it).

Edit: I'm still not sure which one to get. From a price-point perspective, I would say the APU if I'm on a tight budget. Performance-perspective is obviously the i3. The APU just seems more future-proof though as AMD is probably going to stick with the same socket for awhile compared to LGA1155 which is basically a dead socket now (and LGA1150 will probably be too after Haswell and, I believe Broadwell, or whatever's next).
Edited by HybridCore - 11/21/12 at 8:24pm
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I have heard many good things about the Centrino Wireless cards. Never used one.

You have a dual band N router?

I'll be getting a HDTV soon probably. I'm going for a big screen (not "gaming" quality or ultrasharp) as it is for my new room
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I have heard many good things about the Centrino Wireless cards. Never used one.
You have a dual band N router?
I'll be getting a HDTV soon probably. I'm going for a big screen (not "gaming" quality or ultrasharp) as it is for my new room

I need to because my current router is killing me. It's one of those old Linksys routers that some companies provide that only works with 2.4GHz and uses wireless-g. I'm going to see what I can do about that because the two that I have are unstable (the first one that was unstable in its connection I used upstairs in my room as a repeater bridge after loading DD-WRT onto it. The second one might end up like that too) so they constantly like to drop out.

The other choice is to get a Motorola SB6121 DOCSIC 3.0 cable modem (costs quite a bit more though) and use that since I can move the computer to where I have a RG-59 or RG-6 plug readily available. I'm just afraid of Metrocast trying to rip me off by doubling the price of internet just because I'm using 2 cable modems.
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I need to because my current router is killing me. It's one of those old Linksys routers that some companies provide that only works with 2.4GHz and uses wireless-g. I'm going to see what I can do about that because the two that I have are unstable (the first one that was unstable in its connection I used upstairs in my room as a repeater bridge after loading DD-WRT onto it. The second one might end up like that too) so they constantly like to drop out.
The other choice is to get a Motorola SB6121 DOCSIC 3.0 cable modem (costs quite a bit more though) and use that since I can move the computer to where I have a RG-59 or RG-6 plug readily available. I'm just afraid of Metrocast trying to rip me off by doubling the price of internet just because I'm using 2 cable modems.

I use a repeater downstaris sometimes but now I just keep it in my mother's room.

You are currently RENTING that Metrocast modem. I am not sure if you are able to get a splitter and "split" the connection. You can not rent that modem anymore and buy your own. But using two of them through a splitter? Not sure if you can.

A quick Google said that it won't work and they may come and give you a nice knock if it does work somewhat.

Kuku was having problems with his wireless router too. I get pretty stable streams and stability throughout my house.

Anyway back to your build, hope you decide on what you truly want soon.
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I use a repeater downstaris sometimes but now I just keep it in my mother's room.
You are currently RENTING that Metrocast modem. I am not sure if you are able to get a splitter and "split" the connection. You can not rent that modem anymore and buy your own. But using two of them through a splitter? Not sure if you can.
A quick Google said that it won't work and they may come and give you a nice knock if it does work somewhat.
Kuku was having problems with his wireless router too. I get pretty stable streams and stability throughout my house.
Anyway back to your build, hope you decide on what you truly want soon.

I'm not renting the one I have right now. My parents bought it.

You mean using those RG-59/RG-6 splitters for cable which is usually used for using multiple televisions? That won't work very well, as any signals sent to one modem will also be sent to the other one and it will probably cause some issues, maybe not. The one downstairs that currently connects the entire house is a DOCSIS 2.0 Motorola surfboard (that really old model that they still sell on Newegg that doesn't have the square metal chassis like the rest of the Motorola modems or the glossy plastic cover of the DOCSIS 3.0 Motorola modems).
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Honestly I dont know how comfortable I would be running all my hardware on the CX series. They are not even on the recommended PSU list. Relatively low quality


http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_50
 
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Honestly I dont know how comfortable I would be running all my hardware on the CX series. They are not even on the recommended PSU list. Relatively low quality
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_50

I bought the CX500 for a client a few months back.

I would not buy it again if I had another choice. Not that it was bad. It was an APU build(A8 3870k) with a Hyper 212 and what not and "actual" video card. Just a simple build. So thus I had a $30 PSU budget. There are MANY PSU's that fit the quality margin at that range for me. Plus, I buy the ones on sale. The CX500, an Atnec, a Rosewill and an OCZ were all on the list. The OCZ Modular was the more expensive one at $10 more. I buy Rosewill and OCZ for me budget builds quite a lot but do buy Corsair for other uses such as all in one cooling or memory in the past so I figured I would try out the CX500 series. Why not?

It wasn't a bad PSU but one that I wouldn't buy again in terms of model wise. The box it came in was a cheap cardboard box wih black lettering. I didn't care. It was a box and prbably wasn't retail as it was from Newegg. But I think it may have been retail as the black printing was thorough and professional and looked like what could go on the outside. And then taking eht stuff out. I wouldn't call it bad again. Let's just say that the packaging and stuff inside was very cheaply BUT efficency put together with cardboard and cheap wrapping. I didn't care either. Cheap wrap that does enough to protect it. And then flipping the power switch on the back to the on position. My god was that the cheapest flick feeling I have ever felt.

Overall, I didn't care about all those factors, it was stable with overclocks and lasted with a warranty and name brand. But as a buyer that has bought many other Rosewill's. I was expecting more than a cheap feeling PSU in a cheaply put together box(although efficent and...earth friendly) with the cheapest feeling turn on feel I have ever felt. So yeah, it wasn't bad but it didn't really give me the service or build quality feel I would have expected from a name brand company. The cheap Rosewill's which have comparable feedback and "life span" are the same price usually and feature better build

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post #98 of 107
The things you list are really only some subjective criteria for psu purchases. Cheap box etc does not mean anything to me.


What matters in a PSU is build quality(saudering quality/component selection), voltage regulation, how clean the power is (ripple suppression), delivery of rated wattage at 100% load and rated temp, cooling capability of built in fan. These determine PSU quality.

CX series is ok,though I wouldnt use them, i also wouldnt save 20$ to put 800 dollars of hardware at risk thumb.gif , only older models have really been reviewed, You really should try to buy off PSU recommended list.
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_50


Or if not off list at least look up the reviews, (Linked in PSU reccomended sticky in PSU section)

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm
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The things you list are really only some subjective criteria for psu purchases. Cheap box etc does not mean anything to me.
What matters in a PSU is build quality(saudering quality/component selection), voltage regulation, how clean the power is (ripple suppression), delivery of rated wattage at 100% load and rated temp, cooling capability of built in fan. These determine PSU quality.
CX series is ok,though I wouldnt use them, i also wouldnt save 20$ to put 800 dollars of hardware at risk thumb.gif , only older models have really been reviewed, You really should try to buy off PSU recommended list.
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_50
Or if not off list at least look up the reviews, (Linked in PSU reccomended sticky in PSU section)
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm
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Originally Posted by Biorganic View Post

Honestly I dont know how comfortable I would be running all my hardware on the CX series. They are not even on the recommended PSU list. Relatively low quality
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_50

I'm pretty sure I saw the CX430 V2 on the list.
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Ahh, was lookin for CX 600, sorry man. redface.gif
 
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