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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Saltville Va

    Wink My New Computer Build 2014

    Here is my new computer build thus far

    1. RAIDMAX Vortex ATX-403WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    2.Black USB Dual Vibration PC Computer Wired Gamepad Game Controller
    3.ASUS R7260X-DC2OC-2GD5 Radeon R7 260X 2GB GDDR5 PCIE3.0 Video Card,HDMI/DVI
    4.ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Gaming Audio Card
    5.Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
    6.G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    7.LG UH12NS30 12X Internal Blu-ray Combo Drive M-DISC DVD CD Burner 3D + Software
    8.Vizta V24LMH Black 24" LED 1080P HD Monitor, Speakers, HDMI, VGA
    9.NEW Cyber Acoustics Platinum CA-3602 Speaker System
    10.ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, AMD FX
    11.AMD FX Six-Core Processor FX-6300 3.5GHz AM3+ Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) CPU
    12.WD Black 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps Internal HDD OEM WD1003FZEX
    13 RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 630W SLI/CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply - RX-630SS
    14.Microsoft Windows 8.1 home 64-bit 1pk DVD Full Version W/Product Key code
    15CM Storm Devastator - Blue LED Backlight Gaming Keyboard and Mouse
    16.Lots 2 Blue Quad 4-LED Light Neon Clear 120mm PC Computer Case Cooling Fans

    Let me know what any of you folks think about my choices.
    As it stands this is going to cost me just under $1,100 & the S&H isn't but a few dollars I can't find a better deal anywhere else & BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN LOOKING !!!!
    Last edited by pcdoc444; 06-20-2014 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Added More Info

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    Join Date
    May 2014
    Saltville Va

    Unhappy Re: My New Computer Build 2014

    Isn't anyone going to give me thier 2 cents worth on my build ??

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    Tacoma, WA. [USA]

    Default Re: My New Computer Build 2014

    I would never consider buying or using any Raidmax power supply. Their quality is questionable at best and the model you listed does not have an 80Plus rating. Do a web search using: raidmax power supply review and you will find many links that detail their poor quality.
    This is the conclusion from HardOCP about a recent Raidmax review:

    from HARDOCP - Raidmax Cobra Power 500W Power Supply Review
    The Bottom Line

    The Raidmax Cobra Power 500W, unfortunately, follows in the footsteps of the previous Raidmax RX-1000AE and even, perhaps, does worse. From start to finish, the only high point we could find with this unit today was the noise output, but even that gave us concerns as there is no good reason why it should be so quiet. Other than that, the Cobra Power 500W had poor voltage regulation, out of specification Transient Load Test results, mediocre DC output quality, poor component selection/build quality, and laughable efficiency. If the options were buy this unit or buy a hamster on a wheel to power your PC then you only have only one question. What do hamsters eat? In the grand scheme of things, there are good units, there are cheap units, and there are good cheap units. This power supply is none of those things and, at $58.92, this unit is 7 cents more expensive than the barely mediocre EVGA 500B while being a worse performing unit.
    Check out eXtreme Power Supply Calculator, fill in the information about the hardware in your new system and it will provide the recommended power output for your power supply. If you plan on adding more hardware within several years, such as a second video card, you need to include the future hardware information when you provide the hardware details.

    A power supply is the foundation of your system.
    Don't buy a cheap power supply, buy the best one that you can afford.

    Be careful, there are many inferior power supplies that are cheap and can cause system instability or damage your system if they don't have adequate safety circuits and excellent voltage regulation.

    My first choice is a Seasonic psu.
    XFX power supplies are also made by Seasonic and they are highly rated.
    Many Antec and Corsair power supplies good to excellent.
    Newer power supplies made by Super Flower are excellent.

    Check out psu reviews from JonnyGuru, HardOCP, HardwareSecrets, PCPER, or TechPowerUP.
    They all perform rigorous testing and at HardOCP: power supply reviews, they perform an overnight extended load test at elevated temperatures where it runs at 80% of it's rated power output.
    I will only buy a power supply that receives a highly recommended rating from one or more of the above review sites.

    Many/most of the psu reviews at other sites are a joke.

    PSU Review Database - RealHardTechX has an excellent power supply database and they provide psu review links to many of the best power supply review sites for each model. They also include the OEM/ODM manufacturer for each model. Most power supplies are rebranded units that are manufactured by major psu manufacturers.

    To avoid memory compatibility problems, your exact memory model should be listed in the motherboard's QVL list. If the G.Skill web page for your memory model says that it has been tested with your motherboard model, you should be OK.
    Last edited by profJim; 06-23-2014 at 11:47 PM. Reason: spelling
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S

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    San Jose, CA

    Default Re: My New Computer Build 2014

    Get a larger hard drive.

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