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Hi there, folks! I'm Nick smile.gif Glad being here.


I am planning to get some new gear and building a custom desktop PC and would love to hear what you guys think about the system configuration that I have in plan to make. Before it, I would love to mention that I am getting only the core components (mainboard, CPU, graphic card, memory and potentially PSU), while my idea is to keep the case I used previously, as well as the HDD, with thoughts of changing them later.

However, here is how the configuration looks:

  • MOBO: MSI 970A-G43
  • CPU: AM3+ AMD FX-4170, 4.20GHz Black Edition Box
  • Graphics: MSI AMD Radeon 7770
  • RAM: Corsair DR3 2x4GB 2133MHz Vengeance Blue


Now, speaking of the PSU... I wrote above that I would optionally take a new unit, but I have a Codegen 500W (Model: 400X (PFC)) - would this PSU be enough or should I get a new one? Initially, I had in mind getting a 600W LC Power, SilentGiant LC6600GP2.

So, what do you guys think? Any suggestions?


Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 41
if the rig you are making is for gaming its pretty good for its price

i would still prefer a i5 but thats upto you

there is no use for 2133mhz ram as AMD processors only have ram speeds upto 1866mhz

so i guess you could save some money in the ram section and grab a HD 7850
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Where do you live and what's your budget? I reckon someone here can put something that's better for your money. thumb.gif
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looks good, as allready mentioned, for the ram you might have to cherry pick the sticks to get that speed.
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I would get 4300. 4170 is the old one. Piledriver is just better than bulldozer. You dont need 2133 ram except if you can find them for the same amount of money as a 1600

You should really tell me a budget before i suggest you something better or cheaper/faster
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Welcome to OCN mate. hope you enjoy your stay.

On the PSU, if you can get a good quality unit I would say go for that.

500W is more than enough for your needs. With PSUs of low brands you need to make sure that you get that wattage on the 12V rail. For example my very first build I got a cheap 650W PSU and then I have a OCZ 650W PSU, the first one cannot power my kids rig anymore as it only has 450W on the 12V rail, whereas the OCZ one has about 550W on the 12V Rail, so make sure you keep that in mind.


Look at this list http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

and go to the section of the wattage you are looking and get something from that list. I know no-ones thinks about why do I need an expensive PSU, well you do as if you were to have a short circuit that PSU is going to protect your investment.

Good luck and feel free to ask questions.
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The LC Power SilentGiant LC6600GP2 is trash do not buy it nor sould you keep your old PSU

Find on from the list they are the what you sould buy
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

The LC Power SilentGiant LC6600GP2 is made by Great Wall and is so crappy its not even 80 plus rated
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if the rig you are making is for gaming its pretty good for its price

i would still prefer a i5 but thats upto you

there is no use for 2133mhz ram as AMD processors only have ram speeds upto 1866mhz

so i guess you could save some money in the ram section and grab a HD 7850

In this case I would probably go for a different model in the RAM segment of the configuration and maybe could up few bucks for the graphics.

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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

Where do you live and what's your budget? I reckon someone here can put something that's better for your money. thumb.gif

I'm from Serbia and my budget for the things I mentioned in the first post is around $500.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximization View Post

looks good, as allready mentioned, for the ram you might have to cherry pick the sticks to get that speed.
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Originally Posted by sugarhell View Post

I would get 4300. 4170 is the old one. Piledriver is just better than bulldozer. You dont need 2133 ram except if you can find them for the same amount of money as a 1600

You should really tell me a budget before i suggest you something better or cheaper/faster

I guess that I could go for 4300, as the difference in the cost is not that big. And would switch to DDR3 2x4GB 1866MHz Kingston CL9. How does it look? As I told above my budget is ~$500.
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ahhh.. serbia

have a mate from serbia

tells me that pc parts are bloody expensive there
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Welcome to OCN mate. hope you enjoy your stay.

On the PSU, if you can get a good quality unit I would say go for that.

500W is more than enough for your needs. With PSUs of low brands you need to make sure that you get that wattage on the 12V rail. For example my very first build I got a cheap 650W PSU and then I have a OCZ 650W PSU, the first one cannot power my kids rig anymore as it only has 450W on the 12V rail, whereas the OCZ one has about 550W on the 12V Rail, so make sure you keep that in mind.


Look at this list http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

and go to the section of the wattage you are looking and get something from that list. I know no-ones thinks about why do I need an expensive PSU, well you do as if you were to have a short circuit that PSU is going to protect your investment.

Good luck and feel free to ask questions.

I would for sure get a new supply later, but my main concern if this PSU I already have would be able to handle the system I have in plan to build. Here is the info from the current Codegen supply:


Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

The LC Power SilentGiant LC6600GP2 is trash do not buy it nor sould you keep your old PSU

Find on from the list they are the what you sould buy
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

The LC Power SilentGiant LC6600GP2 is made by Great Wall and is so crappy its not even 80 plus rated

Is Cooler Master B700 any good?
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