[SOLVED] Is this PC Okay? (Parts from Newegg)

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  1. androidwkim

    androidwkim MDL Novice

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    I'm thinking of building a PC, so I just wanted to double check with people if this was an okay build.

    GPU: HIS IceQ X H787QN2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $299.99 (-30 Rebate) Shipping: $12.24
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570 $214.99 Shipping: $5.99
    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $79.99 (-13.99 Combo Rebate)
    PSU: Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-DB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply $34.99 Shipping: $9.99
    Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.99 Shipping: $14.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 994029 $53.99 Shipping: $9.99
    HDD: ? They're all so expensive, not sure what to do
    Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers $169.99
    Keyboard/Mice: At home

    I've read the reviews and made sure all of them were 4 or 5 stars. What hard drive should I get? After the Thailand flood the prices just skyrocketed.

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  2. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    #2 QuantumBug, Jul 26, 2012
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    Power supply is a massive no,

    You can't run all of that on a 450 Watt PSU, you'd be looking more along the lines of 800 Watt minimum, also don't go for anything dual-rail. I have an OCZ ZX850 and it runs a lot without fail.

    As for your HDD, I'd go for a 64GB SSD for your operating system and main applications drive, then just grab a 500-1000GB drive for storage, really depends on how much space you need for your data.
     
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  3. androidwkim

    androidwkim MDL Novice

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    I know Rosewills are budget brand PSUs, but the reviews were saying it was actually a decent, reliable PSU. Where else could I take money out of? I'm looking to make a decent PC that can max games on 1080p and is $800 or less without the monitor.
    Also, the TDP of the i5 is 77W and the 7870 can't be more than 200W, why would I need a 800W PSU?
    Is quad-channel even that useful? Should I get 2x4GB instead?

    I hope it doesn't sound like I'm doubting what you're saying, I just want the answers to these questions.
     
  4. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    yes, the first concern is the power supply..
    then, there is the cooling to consider..
    after that, you can do as you please..
    but i am a lazy man..
    got myself an i5 iveybridge months ago..
    runs like a dream. just 516 euro`s..
    why reinvent the wheel, if you can get
    that kind of stuff for that kind of money,
    i wonder?
     
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  5. Yen

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    I have to disagree a 800 watts PSU are by far too much.
    For this setup 500-600 watts are sufficient. But I'd go for a good brand. Mainboard and PSU are the most important parts when building a new PC.
    The PSU needs to be reliable and the output must be stable. I'd go for a be quiet! 530 watts or an corsair PSU.
    HDDs and or SSDs I can recommend Samsung. SSDs (OCZ as well).

    I have built a lot of PCs already, but I never saved money at mainboards and PSU. And the watts printed on them say actually nothing about real output (combined power). ;)
     
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  6. acyuta

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    #6 acyuta, Jul 26, 2012
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    Ivy Bridge is not quad channel but dual channel. So 2*4GB is dual channel. 8GB (as per your plan) is quite good but if you can afford it, go for 16GB as 2*8GB. Or you can keep it 8 GB for now and just add 8 GB later if required. This system should support a max of 32GB.

    PSU 450 W is so so but not so future proof. I have had the same experience of initially building on a 400W PSU and then spending again for a bigger PSU. Since the difference between 700W and 850W was not too great, I went for a 850W 80Plus Silver. That is overkill but not much of an extra cost. So 600-700W PSU with a minimum of 80 Plus silver/bronze is required.

    Hard Disk: If budget allows, a >100GB SSD from Crucial/Intel/Samsung or 60-64 GB SSD. As for mechanical hard disk, if budget permits, then 2TB otherwise 1TB. If you can take only HD for now, Seagate Barracuda 2TB or WD 2 TB Black. I think Barracuda 3TB has the performance crown amongst regular hard drives.
     
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  7. androidwkim

    androidwkim MDL Novice

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    Oh, Ivy Bridge-E will have quad-channel, but that's out of my budget. Is the mobo okay? What specs should I be looking for? I know it has 6Gb/s SATA, but I don't know if I'll get an SSD, and I'm not sure about the rest.
     
  8. QuantumBug

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    The reason I say 800 watt is simply personal preference, but also is perfect for future upgrades; especially if you want to add another GPU. Also eliminates the need to waste money on a replacement in the future if it isn't powerful enough.

    Your CPU and GPU can also decide to eat more power than it states when under heavy load, also; especially if overclocking.
     
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  9. acyuta

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    Ivy Bridge-E may be out of your budget but at this time it is out of everyone's budget and reach simply because it is due for launch only in 2013 sometime. All mobos (at least the SB and IB) have SATA 6 which are required by SSDs for rated performance but not by hard disks. Just consider your power supply and storage, and the rest seems good.
     
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  11. androidwkim

    androidwkim MDL Novice

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    Ok, thanks for the help everyone. I'll do some more research and maybe look for a Corsair or Antec and look for a HDD that suits my needs.
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