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Posted January 31, 2012 - 08:44 PM

Any other opinions please on the ram? Is 16GBs too risky/dangerous?

Also... I looked up some Corsair power supplies and the watts range quite a bit. Currently I've got that Antec 550 watter in mind, so a question comes up, does it really matter if the watts are higher or lower? Should I get more than 550 if I can? What does that really do? How does that affect the computer's performance or speed/etc if at all?

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 08:54 PM

Im sure you don't need more than 8gb ram, even for high end computers

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 08:57 PM

Any other opinions please on the ram? Is 16GBs too risky/dangerous?

Also... I looked up some Corsair power supplies and the watts range quite a bit. Currently I've got that Antec 550 watter in mind, so a question comes up, does it really matter if the watts are higher or lower? Should I get more than 550 if I can? What does that really do? How does that affect the computer's performance or speed/etc if at all?

It's not risky. It's just too much. U won't need that much memory to be honest. But if u want it, go ahead.

Corsair has very high quality branded products especially their power supplies. Its undeniably the most reliable power supply on the market. Watts don't matter that much, u only need as much as ur computer needs. 500 - 600w is good for ur build. Its doesn't affect ur computers speed really, it just provides good clean power.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 09:08 PM

How do I make sure my computer does or doesn't have to use one of these to get an internet connection?

http://www.amazon.com/Medialink-Wireless-Adapter-802-11n-Compatible/dp/B002RM08RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328073183&sr=8-1

What would I have to buy? Something separately? If so, what? Or is that feature or non feature already in one of the other parts of the computer I'm purchasing or should be? Where is that found?

It's not risky. It's just too much. U won't need that much memory to be honest. But if u want it, go ahead.

So it can't hurt me, can it help me? I would assume so right? Even speedier/more multi-tasking abilites? That about right? What advantages do I gain from 16GB compared to 8GB? The price differential to me isn't that much really, so that's why I'd consider the 16 over the 8 IF & only IF the advantages are enough to my liking.

Watts don't matter that much, u only need as much as ur computer needs. 500 - 600w is good for ur build. Its doesn't affect ur computers speed really, it just provides good clean power.

So then if I were to go for a 650w or 750 watter, I wouldn't be able to tell any difference at all? Or if some, what? Hard to say?

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 09:16 PM

4GB is more than enough to run todays programs. If you are looking for something "better" then go with the 8/16gb. If it was me, I would just get the 4GB and use the money I saved on something better. You can always swap out rams, plus rams always go down. Something new and more better always come out and etc.

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Check the motherboard, it should say "Wireless Router built in" or something. Let me look for you.

Edit: I don't think the MOBO you are looking to buy (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131806) has a wifi/wLAN on it. So yes you would need that wifi adapter.

Edit #2: This has wifi [example]:

ASUS WiFi-AP Solo :
54 Mbps IEEE 802.11g and backwards compatible with 11 Mbps IEEE 802.11b
Software Access point mode
Station mode : Infrastruceure mode and Ad-Hoc mode
1 x WiFi-AP Solo antenna jack


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131025

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 09:29 PM

How do I make sure my computer does or doesn't have to use one of these to get an internet connection?

http://www.amazon.com/Medialink-Wireless-Adapter-802-11n-Compatible/dp/B002RM08RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328073183&sr=8-1

What would I have to buy? Something separately? If so, what? Or is that feature or non feature already in one of the other parts of the computer I'm purchasing or should be? Where is that found?So it can't hurt me, can it help me? I would assume so right? Even speedier/more multi-tasking abilites? That about right? What advantages do I gain from 16GB compared to 8GB? The price differential to me isn't that much really, so that's why I'd consider the 16 over the 8 IF & only IF the advantages are enough to my liking.So then if I were to go for a 650w or 750 watter, I wouldn't be able to tell any difference at all? Or if some, what? Hard to say?

If I were u, I'd save as much money as I can and get a nice big monitor or something.

Well, what's the point of getting a huge power supply if ur not going to use all it's power. Might as well just get what u need.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 10:11 PM

He said he's using the computer for Heavy HD EDITING. You need all the ram you can get.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 10:14 PM

He said he's using the computer for Heavy HD EDITING. You need all the ram you can get.

16GB is more than enough for that trust me. But he can get whatever he wants. This thread was for advice, I gave him my thoughts and that's it.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 10:17 PM

16GB is more than enough for that trust me. But he can get whatever he wants. This thread was for advice, I gave him my thoughts and that's it.

I told him to get at least 8 gb's of ram. I wasn't replying to you, i was referring to the person that said he only needs 4gb of ram and that ain't gonna cut it. :laughing:

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 10:34 PM

Thanks guys, really, thanks, to all of you. Appreciate all the input.

& yes, I have several monitors I could hook it up to... my 42' 1080p LG LCD and or my 27' 1080p Samsung LCD. Gonna' hook it up to my 42' though and maybe sell the other one or something. It's gonna' be niiice!

& thanks vong for the answer on the wifi adapter or not thing.. I could settle for a motherboard without the built-in wi-fi. It's really not a big deal to me, but either way is fine...

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 04:41 PM

Okay, so this is my final build. Not much changed, except a few price changes & sources & a MUCH nicer optical drive hehe...

CPU: intel core i7 2600k $315
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http://www.amazon.co...27980784&sr=1-1

Heatsink: CoolerMaster 212+$24
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http://www.amazon.co...27980873&sr=8-1

Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $180
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http://www.amazon.co...28574507&sr=1-1

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 16 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 $95
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http://www.amazon.co...27981447&sr=8-2


GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX560 Ti 448 Cores CLASSIFIED 1280 MB GDDR5, Dual-DualLink DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, SLI Graphics Cards 012-P3-2068-KR $290
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http://www.amazon.co...28574804&sr=8-2

HDD: Samsung F3 1TB 7200RPM $99
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Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.3 Modular Power Supply $79
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Optical Drive: Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Internal 12XReadable and DVD-Writable Drive with Lightscribe SH-B123L/BSBP $65
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http://www.amazon.co...28574182&sr=8-1

Tower: Cooler Master 922 Case $90
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http://www.amazon.co...27980142&sr=8-1

So it's a total of about $1,237.

So how's it look?

Could this be considered a beast or not?

Edited by    , February 06, 2012 - 05:06 PM.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 03:20 PM

Are you sure you want a mid-tower? I would get a full tower for better air flow.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 03:26 PM

^ Hmmm... maybe I'll consider returning it then?

How about something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Advanced-SuperSpeed-RC-932-KKN5-GP/dp/B001EPUQAE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328656969&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Crafted-Tower-Steel-Chassis/dp/B003WE9WQY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1328656969&sr=8-4

Which one would you suggest better? Or do you have something else in mind you think is better?

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 03:27 PM

The one I posted (white phantom and etc) in the previous page I think would be my choice if I was building a PC. I think you can get away with a mid tower [my friend uses one of those LAN cases for a portable computer to go to lan parties and etc and it is fine] but it would be better to get a full tower just for the air flow & out of the two you posted, I would get NZXT, looks more better.

Just my two cents on the mid tower.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 03:30 PM

^ Cool, thanks man.

NVM the PM too, just sent that in case you'd respond quicker to that.

So I went with the Phantom, black one specifically.

http://www.amazon.co...28657896&sr=8-2

So what do you guys think about my overall build though, esp. those of you computer experts or those who know much more than me at least. Does my build look pretty decent or solid or beastly?

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 04:04 AM

i would recommend u get a better PSU maybe one no less than 700w gives u more wiggle room if u want to run a second video card in SLI, also a SSD could help if u set it as a boot drive and ur HDD for storage, in my experience the best cpu heatsink/cooler would be water cooling but thats a little advance so the best next thing would be a noctua nh-d14 air cooler or a closed loop liquid cooler i.e corsair h60 for a good mid tower or h100 if u have the right case which looks more clean and elegant
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Posted February 10, 2012 - 04:03 PM

Does the more watts your power supply have the better? Like if I could go even more than 700, should I? What do y'all (who know) recommend?

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 08:02 PM

500watts is pretty low imo anything above 700 should suffice, more watts is better if your planning to build a pc that has say multiple disk drives, hard/solid state drives and high end video cards, check for the 80plus logo on a power supply it comes in 80plus bronze, silver, gold and platinum. platinum being the higher quality but more expensive this basically means it runs at the maximum wattage with ease and does not overheat.
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Posted February 10, 2012 - 09:50 PM

Does this look pretty good?

http://www.amazon.co...28939326&sr=8-2

or this?

http://www.amazon.co...28939361&sr=1-1

It's not platinum, but it's gold.

That's still pretty damn good right and they're each 80plus of course. Should I go for the 750w or 850w?

Whatever, went for the 850... so this is my final build:

Okay, so this is my final build. Not much changed, except for the original tower and power supply.

CPU: intel core i7 2600k $315
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http://www.amazon.co...27980784&sr=1-1

Heatsink: CoolerMaster 212+$24
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http://www.amazon.co...27980873&sr=8-1

Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $180
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http://www.amazon.co...28574507&sr=1-1

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 16 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 $95
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http://www.amazon.co...27981447&sr=8-2


GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX560 Ti 448 Cores CLASSIFIED 1280 MB GDDR5, Dual-DualLink DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, SLI Graphics Cards 012-P3-2068-KR $290
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http://www.amazon.co...28574804&sr=8-2

HDD: Samsung F3 1TB 7200RPM $99
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Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series Gold 850-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-850AX $184
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http://www.amazon.co...28994574&sr=8-1

Optical Drive: Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Internal 12XReadable and DVD-Writable Drive with Lightscribe SH-B123L/BSBP $65
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http://www.amazon.co...28574182&sr=8-1

Tower: NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis - Phantom Black $110
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http://www.amazon.co...28994451&sr=8-1

So it's a total of about $1,362.

So how's it look?

Could this be considered a beast or not?

Edited by    , February 13, 2012 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 10:24 PM

AX are corsair best power supplies, both are great, i actually have a AX750 on my non gaming PC.
everything looks good, it wouldn't hurt to compare your CPU heat sink cooler with others, theres plenty of vids on youtube, especially if your going to overclock your cpu
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