I am having some hardware difficulties and am looking at replacing a couple of core components. I wanted to throw out a possibility and see what Comments or suggestions I could get.
I currently own a custom built PC with a ASUS P5N E-SLI MoBo, 4GB Patriot Extreme Viper Series RAM, 500GB Seagate 7200RPM HDD, 500W PSU?, and the Q6600 2.6GHZ quad core CPU. Also I have a nvidia 8500 Vid card (I believe that is the model.. lol)
I am looking at replacing the MoBo and CPU (Memory was just replaced via warranty). I am looking at the Core i7-860 and the Asus P7P55D Premium MoBo. Of course i have also looked into a new PSU as I have been told my current may be the reason behind my current problems. The PSU i am looking at is Corsair CMPSU-1000Hx; it is a 1000W PSU.. Is this a bit overkill on the PSU? I have never had to purchase a seperate psu and have no idea of how to determine what i have in my current system or what wattage supply i will need.
Also I would love some ideas on cooling. Think just air cooling via fans is sufficient? or should i start looking into liquid cooling?
Edit: there was no pun intended in the line about my "current" PSU problems...
Edited by SomeCrazyStuff, 08 November 2009 - 12:16 PM.