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Is this PSU good enough? HELP!


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CPU: AMD FX-8320 Processor 3.5GHz w/ 16MB Cache
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Video Card: Asus GTX650 E Series GeForce GTX 650 1GB PCI-E w/ VGA, Dual DVI, HDMI
RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsX Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (2 x 4GB)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 w/ Dual DDR3 2133, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, USB 3.0, CrossFireX
HDD: Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
Optical 1: Samsung SH-224BB/BEBE 24X DVD±RW SATA, Black, OEM
PCI Adapter: D-Link GigaExpress 10/100/1000Mbps PCI Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
PSU: Cooler Master Extreme 2 Power Plus 525W Power Supply
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You should throw your list of parts through a PSU calculator, and see what it comes up with. http://www.extreme.o...culatorlite.jsp

Also, why are buying a Gigabit Ethernet Adapter? & What kind of case are you putting this into, as we need to know how many fans to compensate for?

You could save some money by putting this together at PC Part Picker. http://pcpartpicker.com/

With only the things you have listed and a few system fans, I come up with 400w of power. But we really need more information to find out what you have in mind for a case, etc.

Edited by fyrfyter33, 18 January 2013 - 11:51 AM.

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You should throw your list of parts through a PSU calculator, and see what it comes up with. http://www.extreme.o...culatorlite.jsp

Also, why are buying a Gigabit Ethernet Adapter? & What kind of case are you putting this into, as we need to know how many fans to compensate for?

You could save some money by putting this together at PC Part Picker. http://pcpartpicker.com/

With only the things you have listed and a few system fans, I come up with 400w of power. But we really need more information to find out what you have in mind for a case, etc.


thank you for your advice! This is a sys my friend wanted. The case would be Zalman Z9 Plus Case w/ Fan Controller which is on special for $49.99. I tried that calculator and it came up 235W. I am just not too sure that all other people use 650W+.
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That's to be sure you never come close to having power issues, and allowing space for upgrades. Why does your friend need another network card? Also, why the 8 core processor, but only 8GB of RAM? If he needs that much power, more RAM would be better.

This list should be close to what you have mentioned. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yfVC

Edited by fyrfyter33, 18 January 2013 - 12:11 PM.

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That's to be sure you never come close to having power issues, and allowing space for upgrades. Why does your friend need another network card? Also, why the 8 core processor, but only 8GB of RAM? If he needs that much power, more RAM would be better.

This list should be close to what you have mentioned. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yfVC


does that motherboard comes with Ethernet adapter? otherwise he would need that for internet since he doesn't use wifi. He also want to upgrade this sys later, but now his budget is kinda tight. He may upgrade to 16G of RAM next year.
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Yes. Most modern motherboards already have Gigabit ethernet on board. If he is really tight on cash, tell him to cut the 8 core down to a 6 or a quad core. I have a 6, and unless he is going to do something really intense, he will never use 8 cores.

I have this feeling that someone has never built a computer before. If this is the case, I would strongly recommend seeing the thread about building your own computer. http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ It is easier to make sure you have all the parts in advance, instead of assembly, and finding out something is missing.

Edited by fyrfyter33, 18 January 2013 - 12:38 PM.

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Yes. Most modern motherboards already have Gigabit ethernet on board. If he is really tight on cash, tell him to cut the 8 core down to a 6 or a quad core. I have a 6, and unless he is going to do something really intense, he will never use 8 cores.

I have this feeling that someone has never built a computer before. If this is the case, I would strongly recommend seeing the thread about building your own computer. http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ It is easier to make sure you have all the parts in advance, instead of assembly, and finding out something is missing.


Thanks a lot, I'll pass the message.
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