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How do I know if my PC will work?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tom7189, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. Tom7189

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    I am looking to make a new pc and I have found the parts I want. But how do I know if the parts are going to be compatible could someone please tell me!?

    I have linked my parts in the attachment section. Could you please take a look and leave some feedback,

    Thanks, Tom
     

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  2. Amd_Man

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    Everything looks good but the power supply and memory. For memory I would go with G Skill for reliability and compatibility. The power supply is low quality and not up to the job of powering your setup. I would go with a quality 620-650 watt PSU. Seasonic and XFX would be my choices as they are top quality and carry 5 year warranties.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231476

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply! I will look into these and see if I would like these parts :D
     
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    If not the memory definitely the power supply. It's the most important component in a computer. Low quality power supplies often fail to deliver their recommended wattage and when pushed hard they provide "dirty" power that Pc components do not like being subject too.
     
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    I have made some changes, what do you think?

    I have put an attachment.
     

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    I have made some changes to my pre-build pc could you please tell me what you think?
     

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    First of all when you put those links in a txt file, it is very difficult to read. Post the actual links to your parts.

    Next if you are going to get a corsair pw supply, and you intend to game with the system, do not purchase a builder series. Corsair does not mfg their own pw supplies. The real corsair units are mfg by seasonic [very good quality] the builder series is mfg by CTW [not so much] ctw makes a lot of oem, type pw supplies so you have basically the equivalent of a dell or hp type pw supply.

    Good brands; corsair [not builder series] seasonic, pcpower&cooling, or FSP.

    You do not want to go cheap on a pw supply. Cheap out the case or something like that if you have to however you really want a quality pw supply for a gaming type system.
     
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    1) Corsair TX650V2 Enthusiast Series http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004O0P9TO/?tag=hydra0b-21&hvadid=9550946349&ref=asc_df_B004O0P9TO

    2)FSP AURUM CM 650 http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/FSP-AURUM-CM-650-AU-650M-650W-ATX-PSU_44864.html


    3)FSP Aurum 80 PLUS 600W http://www.amazon.co.uk/FSP-Aurum-PLUS-600W-PSU/dp/B004MMPWQ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362241693&sr=8-1








    Please could you tell me which one is good or if none of them is good. Also is 600w enough power as i have been told it is not...
     
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    Either the 650 corsair or FSP should be fine. The min requirement for the 660ti you selected is 450W so you should be good.
    One last thing. I notice you purchased a coolermaster 212 cpu cooler. Those are very good [I run them on both an overclocked fx8350 and an overclocked i2500k] however they are very large. You are going to have to make sure you have enough room in your case for the cooler. Note with high profile ram ie cooling sinks, they often have problems.

    They are also not the easiest things to install however their performance is excellent.
     
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    okay, thank you for your help I will be sure to contact you again if I have any other problems :)
     
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    Sorry, but could I ask you if you know what the minimum size case is for the fan or whether or not my case is big enough?
     
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    OK, I checked the site for your case and it does not give dimensions so I cannot tell you. If the case is at least 8" wide, it should work.

    One thing I did notice is that your case only has usb 2 and your mb has both usb 2 and usb 3 internal connectors. Unless you intensionally wanted to not go with usb 3, I would really really consider another case. I just did a build with a coolermaster 912 case and it is very nice especially when you consider the price.
    Here is a link to the case I am talking about. If you check the specs, it shows both usb2 and usb3 front connectors AND I know it will fit a 212 type hsf.
    http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3019&product_name=HAF 912 Advanced
     
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    USB 2, usb3 refers to the speed of transfer; ie usb 3 is much faster. Since your mb has both usb 2 and 3 internal connectors, I would assume you would want to use the faster interface. USB 2 and usb 3 use different type internal connectors; the usb 2 is the 10pin type and usb 3 uses the 20pin type connector. A case that supports both with have both types of connectors. A case than only supports usb 2 will only have the 10pin type connector.
     
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    Your mb will have both an internal usb3 connector [the 20pin connector] and it will have usb3 ports at the back of the board. Even though you use a case with only usb2 ports, you can still use the usb3 ports at the rear. If that helps make sense for you.
     
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