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Hey first time here and had some questions. Decided to completely redo my computer this time and first off wanted to make sure that the following will actually work together the way I think they should. As for my questions:

1. For the Ram between the 2 choices below is there really even a difference? I have used vengeance in the past and it worked well but the viper is cheaper, so was wondering if there was a preference.

2. For the power supply is 850W enough (I believe it is but wanted to make sure)? Also what do you think this setup would use out of curiosity cause I know the video card wants 500W alone but not sure about the other parts.

3. Also for the power supply I was wondering if it actually had the 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector that the video card needs. I saw on some similar power supplies that they did but didn’t see anything definite on this one and again really wanted to make sure since I made this mistake in the past.

4. Does it work?


Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-990FXA-UD3-990FX-SATA-Motherboard/dp/B0055QYKQO

Video Card - DIAMOND 7850PE52G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
http://www.frys.com/product/7072101?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Processor - AMD FX-8350 Eight Core AM3+ Processor
http://www.frys.com/product/7355914#specs

Ram - DDR3 16GB 1600 DUAL BLACK or Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
http://www.frys.com/product/7323284?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B006EWUO22/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_z

Power Supply - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 850 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze (TX850M)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Modular-Bronze-TX850M/dp/B005E98EI2/ref=sr_1_11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1352804391&sr=1-11&keywords=power+supply

Thanks for any and all responses and help and I apologize for any obvious or stupid questions I might have asked.
post #2 of 11
1). It doesnt really matter what ram you get, i personally would get the corsair, but that is just me.
2). Your system would be fine if you had a 650W PSU, so there should be no problem with 850W
3). That PSU has 4 6+2 cables for video cards.
4). It should all work, but make sure you have a hard drive and case and what not.
post #3 of 11
i don't see a cpu cooler unless you have an old one. if not, you might save by going for a quality 750w psu and an efficient cpu cooler like a D-14. just make sure it fits the case. other than these, you are set. oh wait, go for an 8320 and oc it to 4.5GHz. thumb.gif
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Hey first time here and had some questions. Decided to completely redo my computer this time and first off wanted to make sure that the following will actually work together the way I think they should. As for my questions:
1. For the Ram between the 2 choices below is there really even a difference? I have used vengeance in the past and it worked well but the viper is cheaper, so was wondering if there was a preference.
2. For the power supply is 850W enough (I believe it is but wanted to make sure)? Also what do you think this setup would use out of curiosity cause I know the video card wants 500W alone but not sure about the other parts.
3. Also for the power supply I was wondering if it actually had the 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector that the video card needs. I saw on some similar power supplies that they did but didn’t see anything definite on this one and again really wanted to make sure since I made this mistake in the past.
4. Does it work?
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-990FXA-UD3-990FX-SATA-Motherboard/dp/B0055QYKQO
Video Card - DIAMOND 7850PE52G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
http://www.frys.com/product/7072101?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Processor - AMD FX-8350 Eight Core AM3+ Processor
http://www.frys.com/product/7355914#specs
Ram - DDR3 16GB 1600 DUAL BLACK or Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
http://www.frys.com/product/7323284?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B006EWUO22/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_z
Power Supply - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 850 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze (TX850M)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Modular-Bronze-TX850M/dp/B005E98EI2/ref=sr_1_11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1352804391&sr=1-11&keywords=power+supply
Thanks for any and all responses and help and I apologize for any obvious or stupid questions I might have asked.

 

The 500W power supply 'requirement' is for powering an entire system that has one 7850 in it.  However, the kind of 500W power supplies they are talking about are the kind that are rated based on their absolute peak capacity.  Quality-made power supplies like the one you are considering the purchase of are rated based on what they're able to deliver on a continual basis (that is, "24/7") if need be.

 

You could get a quality-made 400W power supply and still have plenty of power:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_hd_7850_and_7870_review,7.html

 

With one 7850 under full load in their system, their power supply pulled 256W from the wall outlet.  Their CPU was idling, so we have to add about 150W which makes their power supply pulling 406W from the wall outlet.  So, if the PSU is 85% efficient while pulling 406W from the wall outlet, then this means the system is pulling 345W from the PSU.  Even if I add 200W instead of 150W, that still comes out to be just 387W being pulled from the PSU under the heaviest load conditions.  So, a 400W quality-made power supply that's rated based on its continual power delivery abilities would be more than enough.

 

This means that you can spend less on the power supply and still get a very nice modular unit.  Here's a thread that can assist you in selecting a PSU:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

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post #5 of 11
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Thanks for the quick replies I am planning to get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus but as for a case I dont really know. Never bought one before and I heard that with the cpu cooler can make it hard to fit in a case. So if you all have any specific cases you think would work im open to suggestions for around $100 or lower. Thanks again.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Plus-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352802180&sr=8-1&keywords=CPU+cooler

EDIT - So from the looks of it I might just keep using my cooler master 650W again. That would work right?
Edited by ogamerdg - 11/13/12 at 4:10am
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Thanks for the quick replies I am planning to get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus but as for a case I dont really know. Never bought one before and I heard that with the cpu cooler can make it hard to fit in a case. So if you all have any specific cases you think would work im open to suggestions for around $100 or lower. Thanks again.
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Plus-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352802180&sr=8-1&keywords=CPU+cooler
EDIT - So from the looks of it I might just keep using my cooler master 650W again. That would work right?

 

Yes, but which one is it exactly?

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post #7 of 11
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.... well can't really say I'm using it at the moment and it the same one from 2 upgrades back since the one i bought last time didn't have the 6-pin PCI Express power connector. But just so I make sure in case im wrong it sounds like a 500W or higher power supply will work correct?
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.... well can't really say I'm using it at the moment and it the same one from 2 upgrades back since the one i bought last time didn't have the 6-pin PCI Express power connector. But just so I make sure in case im wrong it sounds like a 500W or higher power supply will work correct?

 

Generally, yes (re-read my post carefully because it explains that even a quality-made 400W power supply would be more than enough).  However, there are some very low-quality 500W power supplies out there that would not work at all.  So, be careful and lean on Overclock.net to select a safe power supply that you can even overclock with.  I'm not talking about making sure you have enough power, but I'm talking about the quality and cleanliness of its power delivery as well as the build quality and the quality of the components used to create the unit itself.  In other words, the PSU is just about the most important part of any computer system because everything is depending on it for power that is clean, reliable, and stable.

 

If you plan on overclocking, then I would wait until you know exactly which 650W Cooler Master power supply you have.  Some of their PSUs are not safe for overclocking and some of them are.  Cooler Master's power supply offerings range from utter junk to pretty decent.

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Generally, yes (re-read my post carefully because it explains that even a quality-made 400W power supply would be more than enough).  However, there are some very low-quality 500W power supplies out there that would not work at all.  So, be careful and lean on Overclock.net to select a safe power supply that you can even overclock with.  I'm not talking about making sure you have enough power, but I'm talking about the quality and cleanliness of its power delivery as well as the build quality and the quality of the components used to create the unit itself.  In other words, the PSU is just about the most important part of any computer system because everything is depending on it for power that is clean, reliable, and stable.

If you plan on overclocking, then I would wait until you know exactly which 650W Cooler Master power supply you have.  Some of their PSUs are not safe for overclocking and some of them are.  Cooler Master's power supply offerings range from utter junk to pretty decent.

Ok thanks I'll look into that and use that link you posted. The only real things left i guess are if anyone has any case ideas that they think the cpu cooler will fit in and I'm trying to figure out my hard drive which I'll just ask you guys which you would prefer with the differences being the TB/RPM/MB Buffer

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Serial ATA/600 5900RPM 64MB Buffer Hard Drive $99.99
http://www.frys.com/product/6618974?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Seagate Barracuda 1TB Serial ATA/600 7200RPM 32MB Buffer Internal Hard Drive $129.99
http://www.frys.com/product/6559423?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Then which do you think is more important the RPM or MB Buffer cause i saw some other deals and overall those 2 aspects seem to be the only real changes besides the TBs.

Thanks again I think you guys helped me more in the last 15 min than the last 3 hours of research.
Edited by ogamerdg - 11/13/12 at 5:19am
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checkout this forum . . .

http://www.overclock.net/f/327/online-deals

especially the deal on the HDD and the H100.

anyway, you might want to consider color when building your components. match the ram with the mobo, psu and so on. and also i recommend this case . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146092

it is red, so there you go . . . go with red perhaps. up to you.

edit: oh wait, the h100 might not fit that case. there are clubs for most of these components you just have to search them and ask the owners to be safe.
Edited by rdr09 - 11/13/12 at 2:37pm
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