Originally Posted by Gebo
The PSU name is "Extreme2 525" ( dual fan ) with dual 12v outputs. model : RS-525-PCAR. protection is OCP / OPP/ OVP / OTP / SCP . So that what i could gather about the PSU info.
see this link for full specs
Also i kinda want to go with AMD but my father prefer the Intel i5, So i want in simple words why AMD would be better than intel so i can tell him.. Plus you told me kinda expensive motherboard that would exceed the budget
In my country 1$ = 7 pound so it really matter from 100$ to 140$ , so it will be nice to tell me a cheaper mother board that can hold overclocking .
well first off with overclocking in mind you best buy a good quality board with enough quality to last or you will be thru this all over again in a very short time or you will be stuck chasing down issues with instability with it all going back to the motherboard buy a quality motherboard for overclocking and the issue is almost never there unless other hardware are at fault but first worry about your PSU issue before trying to upgrade anything the PSU listed will not run either I5 or 8350 + hd 7770 period
I also want to point out going for true gaming performance with crossfire and such with such a low budget is like trying to buy a Ferrari with paper route funds it just wont work or the one you do get will be far from perfect and will be plaqued with issues lol
Key thing buy quality hardware don't skimp on the mains PSU / Motherboard / RAM or you will regret it.
The future is with more cores being utilized ( software / games and such will be optimized for heavy multithreading vs single threaded like most are now ) so the 8350 will be a better buy and actually cheaper route and the next gen AMD CPU steamroller will fit into AM3+ motherboards so buy a quality board and you will be able to overclock and maybe later upgrade CPU. I advise a 850w PSU name brand quality with large single 12v rail a very good one for a good price but is 750w and has server grade internals is under rated a bit is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027
single 12v rail with a high amp output and some of the best power regulation on market pc power & cooling is one of best enthusiast power supply makers on market but they sold out to OCZ but this one still uses the internals that were server grade.
I also want to point out me I avoid modular PSU's due to the added connections add to more area to break connection and cause issues along with a spot to get hot and cause issues when you go hardcore highend and overclock you want to purchase items with a mindset buying quality and also keep an eye on future issues with the hardware like say modular PSU's I have literally fried 10 or so of the connections on modular PSU's this way when you have a 200w-400w load on a single cable you want as few connections as possible otherwise the current draw will cause heat and melt connectors and such usualy on the PSU itself ( modular PSU connection ) due to that is where the wire is drooping the weight on direct connection to PSU.
yes cable management is a pain in the #$% but either way having a issue vs having rock solid machine for years I prefer the rock solid approach myself and will spend the extra time doing cable management also I cant tell you enough invest in a full tower don't go mid tower the mid ones are a pain in the $%# to do cable management and work in I know from experience add to it full towers allow for more fans / ventilation most of time which is key for good temps and for components to last ( heat is the main killer of electronics ) and be 100% stable.Edited by rickcooperjr - 5/14/13 at 4:21pm