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1 hour ago, JurletaA said:

hi all 
im new here..
can someone tell me how many w i need for pc
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Intel Core i3 2100 3,10 GHz 
Nvidia GT 520 1GB 
4gb DDR3 RAM
Motherboard is from Lenovo 

Use the PSU from the Lenovo.


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What PSU wattage would I need.

 

8700K

GTX1080 (will be swapping to GTX 2080 when released)

250gb Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD

Strix Z370-G AC MOBO

2 x 16GB 3200mhz RAM

EK D5 water pump

2x 140mm fans

3x 120mm fans

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I want to built a PC but i don't know how much power does my PC needs.For CPU:i5 7600k, GPU:Zotac Gtx 1060 mini 6gb, Ram:2×4gb Kingston hyperx, Motherboard:Ausus Rog strix B250H gaming, Cpu cooler:cooler master MasterLiquid 240 AIO liquid cooler, SSD:Samsung 850 EVO lll 2.5 SSD 250GB, HDD:WD 1TB, CASE Cooler master Masterbox Lite 5 Atx case full window, Case fan: 4 Corsair Air Serise 120mm.

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5 hours ago, LZQ said:

I want to built a PC but i don't know how much power does my PC needs.For CPU:i5 7600k, GPU:Zotac Gtx 1060 mini 6gb, Ram:2×4gb Kingston hyperx, Motherboard:Ausus Rog strix B250H gaming, Cpu cooler:cooler master MasterLiquid 240 AIO liquid cooler, SSD:Samsung 850 EVO lll 2.5 SSD 250GB, HDD:WD 1TB, CASE Cooler master Masterbox Lite 5 Atx case full window, Case fan: 4 Corsair Air Serise 120mm.

1. i5-7600K makes no sense. Don't buy quad cores these days if you can get a 6 or 8 core. Get a ryzen 1600(X), that's better value for the money. 

2. a K-CPU with a B-Series Motherboard makes less sense -> get a Ryzen there you don't have to worry about the OC stuff. All Chipsets have that enabled, all CPUs have that enabled. Not like Intel where you have to know what you are buying if you want overclocking.

 

3. A good quality 450W PSU like Bitfenix Whisper M and Formula is more than enough.

 

The thing you thought of won't last long. When you bought what you wanted, you have to save up money for the next PC.

If you buy a 6core however, it can last much longer because of the cores.

 

It was the same shit ~10 Years ago with Dual Cores vs. Quad Cores.

Everybody said that the higher clocked Dual Cores were better for gaming - and they were at the time.

But a couple of years down the line, everyone with the Dual COre had to upgrade, the ones with the Quads didn't have to, they still could use that CPU for far longer due to the more cores...


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Hello,

 

Wanted to get some advise as to what watt would best fit me.

Building a new PC here are the parts I have.  i have tried to do research, but I'm getting conflicting numbers.

 

Graphics - Nvidia Gforce 1070Ti

Mother board is unknown - but maybe -  https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-970A-DS3P-FX-6Gbps-Motherboard/dp/B074QCKSYZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1511935638&sr=1-1&keywords=am3%2Bmotherboard&th=1

 

AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor 

 

1 set of  CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

 

western digital wd30ezrx     3 TB Hard Drive

 

Sony DVD Burner / CD Drive

 

 

 

If you need anything else let me know.  That's all I'm going to put inside.

 

Note- Not doing any funny stuff. No Over Clocking or anything.  I live in the USA.

 

 

I really appreciate it.  Thank you for the advice. :)

 

 

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@B1ue19

Welcome!

 

I dont mean to be rude but, If you are going to get something new get something new.

Im on the cheaper end of the FX line myself and, while it still works, it definitly shows its age (came out in 2013). I would not recommend the FX processor, particularly new, unless you already have it and/or you are working on some sort of projects that can make good use of it's cores.

 

What power supply you should get.

As your system is proposed. I would say you want at least a 500w power supply and would be better off with something a bit higher. FX is very power hungry, if you switched to a ryzen you would be fine with a decent 450w power supply.

 

What you should get instead.
If you are looking to primarly game and browse the internet you would be better off getting a lower end ryzen 5 or higher end ryzen 3, or comperable intel chip though I am less familier with them. Part of this is becouse FX multicores aren't quite the same as a normal multithreaded multicores or whatever it is that it gets called depending on the system. (multithreaded multicores are more efficent particularly in terms of power becouse CS system user interactions between what level of your system does what). I would honestly drop your video card 100$ or so and get a better processor. The FX is going to bottleneck your GPU anyway so you wouldn't be able to take full advantage of it. That being said it would require more expensive ram but you could save a bit on the PSU, the CPU and motherboard would be the same price as your examples. If you got basic matx b350 board and a ryzen 1300x, its even cheaper if you got an A350 board, not that I recommend scraping the bottom of the barrel. Based on you not wanting to overclock I would recommend the ryzen 1300x or 1500x.


 

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6 hours ago, B1ue19 said:

Getting a evga 600w psu. 

Why??
Wich one??

 

There are also bad EVGA PSU...


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8 hours ago, B1ue19 said:

Not the best.
Get a bit of more money and get one with DC-DC

 

8 hours ago, B1ue19 said:

I wasn't aware. I thought they were a reputable company. Along with Corsair

Every company has good units and bad units that's why it doesn't make much sense to buy by brand.

You always have to look at the thing you're gonna buy...


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1 hour ago, B1ue19 said:

Hello,

 

I understand.  The unit that i picked, is that a reliable piece of hardware?

Not really.

It's what I would call "system integrator range" wich isn't something you'd desire as an enduser.

 

You have to keep in mind that with PSU if you spend just 5-10 bucks more, you can get so much more in quality wich also translates to expected usage time.

 

What I'd recommend is something like Bitfenix Formula, Whisper M.

If available for a reasonable price: be quiet Pure Power 10.

500W is more than enough, you should go rather for quality and less wattage.

A high qualty 450W unit is way better in the long run than a shitty 600W and about the same price...


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Hi, I'm new on picking pieces for my computer and I'm planning to buy the Gigabyte 1050 ti GPU and i don't know if I should stay with my PSU or buy a new one, maybe Corsair VS450 or EVGA 500W because some guy in a store told me that I need another PSU. I'm an college student and don't have too much money but I'm planning to buy new CPU, Motherboard, RAM and a SSD in a couple of years and stay with the rest (I don't care a lot for graphics with mid or high resolution I'm fine). Please someone could help me here, thank you :)

Intel Core i3 4170 CPU @ 3.70 Ghz

8GB (x2 4GB) DDR3 Kingston HyperX Fury

ASUS H81M-PLUS

AeroCool V2X

AeroCool VX-450

Grabador DVD-Writer SATA GH24NSD1

Seagate HDD ST1000DM003 1TB

Gigabyte 1050 ti 4GB

 

I'm using this videos as reference, should I OC or better not?

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Hey

My PC Specs are as follows

Processor:       Intel i5 7500

RAM :              2x 8  GB (2400 Mhz)DDR4 Ram

Motherboard : MSi B250 M Pro-VH

2 HDD           ; 1TB WD @ 7200 RPM & 500 Gb WD @5400 RPM

 

2 x Fans(Normal) & 1x LED Fan  & One DVD Writer 

 

Later I'll be upgrading  to a Graphic Card under 200 Dollars

 

So How Much Power Supply should I take ....... VS 550 W OR VS 650W  Both @ 80 Plus Efficiency

Note No Overclocking to be taken into consideration

 

Plz Help  ;)

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Kush_13 said:

So How Much Power Supply should I take ....... VS 550 W OR VS 650W  Both @ 80 Plus Efficiency

Note No Overclocking to be taken into consideration

to begin with you shouldn't even get Corsair VS power supplies those are garbage:

 


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Crucial Ballistix |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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38 minutes ago, Kush_13 said:

Hey

My PC Specs are as follows

Processor:       Intel i5 7500

RAM :              2x 8  GB (2400 Mhz)DDR4 Ram

Motherboard : MSi B250 M Pro-VH

2 HDD           ; 1TB WD @ 7200 RPM & 500 Gb WD @5400 RPM

 

2 x Fans(Normal) & 1x LED Fan  & One DVD Writer 

 

Later I'll be upgrading  to a Graphic Card under 200 Dollars

 

So How Much Power Supply should I take ....... VS 550 W OR VS 650W  Both @ 80 Plus Efficiency

Note No Overclocking to be taken into consideration

 

Plz Help  ;)

 

 

Are you planning to get those parts, or do you already have them?


 

Quote

Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

Spoiler

Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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7 minutes ago, Kush_13 said:

Planning

Don't get Kaby Lake, either get Coffee or Ryzen. For a budget build, and with these RAM prices, get 8GB, not 16.

Don't get 2 HDDs. Preferably, get a 250GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. If you can't afford both, just get the SSD. 

The VS Series is crap. The CX450 is a much better PSU, and should cost about the same. 


 

Quote

Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

Spoiler

Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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2 minutes ago, seon123 said:

Don't get Kaby Lake, either get Coffee or Ryzen. For a budget build, and with these RAM prices, get 8GB, not 16.

Don't get 2 HDDs. Preferably, get a 250GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. If you can't afford both, just get the SSD. 

The VS Series is crap. The CX450 is a much better PSU, and should cost about the same. 

But How much Watts 550 or 650

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Just now, Kush_13 said:

But How much Watts 550 or 650

For wattage, 300W is plenty. The issue is the quality of the PSU. The CX450 is usually the cheapest decent PSU


 

Quote

Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

Spoiler

Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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I'd like to check that the PSU I am looking at is an OK unit.

I have spent so many hours reading about PSU's that my eyes are tired but the SeaSonic brand seem to have good reviews.

 

The build is

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro mATX board

i5 8400 processor

Samsung 850 EVO M2 SSD

WD Blue 2TB HDD

8G RAM (2x4)

GTX 1070 ROG Strix 8GB OC Video Card

I'd like to have enough in the PSU to overclock and possibly add a second 1070 one day

 

Was looking at

SeaSonic G-650W 80Plus Gold Modular PSU

The site I am looking at buying from (umart.com.au as I am in Australia) doesn't have much info on this PSU and although they do have the 550W listed I figured it was only $15 more for the 650W


Thanks in advance for your advice

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On 02/01/2018 at 2:24 PM, McSkirmishpants said:

I'd like to check that the PSU I am looking at is an OK unit.

I have spent so many hours reading about PSU's that my eyes are tired but the SeaSonic brand seem to have good reviews.

 

The build is

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro mATX board

i5 8400 processor

Samsung 850 EVO M2 SSD

WD Blue 2TB HDD

8G RAM (2x4)

GTX 1070 ROG Strix 8GB OC Video Card

I'd like to have enough in the PSU to overclock and possibly add a second 1070 one day

 

Was looking at

SeaSonic G-650W 80Plus Gold Modular PSU

The site I am looking at buying from (umart.com.au as I am in Australia) doesn't have much info on this PSU and although they do have the 550W listed I figured it was only $15 more for the 650W


Thanks in advance for your advice

For $15 more go with the 650 so you have plenty for future upgrades / builds, seasonic are one of the top OEMs for PSUs.


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