Building a new pc
Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:40 PM
Posted 04 January 2006 - 02:52 AM
Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 (MY-079-CS)
BTW i have found another way to cut costs and have a nice psu and case. i have decided to change from an antec p180 with arctic neo he 550w
to an Antec P150 which comes with a Antec Neo HE 430W
I have found that that psu should be able to cope with SLI therefore should be able to run with crossfire...
Edited by Souseke, 04 January 2006 - 05:10 AM.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:16 AM
That ram is good stuff and you can get the super good pro stuff if you like but i dont think its quite worth all the extra you pay for it.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:28 AM
I think maybe I'll stick with that p150 with 430W supply. The PSU was the same as i was thinking of buying originally except with a lower wattage.
I can easily update the psu when i buy a new graphics card in the future..
I was reading about the P150 as well, although it doesnt keep the computer as cool as the P180 is does offer similar sort of sound reduction as the P180. Also I believe that the P150 is a newer model than the P180 as it was released after the P180.
However with the current spec, do you think it will run ok?
This is what I am thinking of buying:
Antec P150 (included PSU)
AMD Athlon 64x2 4400
Akasa AK-920 EVO 120
PowerColor ATI RAdeon X1800XT 512
Sapphire Pure Advantage Crossfire
Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT
some arctic silver
Everything I am thinking I will get from overclockers except the processor and motherboard which will come from savastore..
price is still more than I want to spend but slightly less than if I got the P180 and separate PSU?
Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:46 AM
P150 is also one ugly case to boot as having a low power PCU you are going to have a very very powerful system but it needs plenty of juice so powersupply needs to be able to take it.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 10:05 AM
i just found this about the psu
says it can run sli and crossfire ok...?
Edited by Souseke, 04 January 2006 - 10:29 AM.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 10:37 AM
PSU you definatley need one with enough power you are building a very very fast system and thats going to need alot of power. Cases alot of its quite personal as long as its from a good brand. Antecs with the PSU are great if you can get one with a nice PSU but the problem is demands of systems increase faster than they up the PSUs in their cases.
Have you checked the akasa eclipse its the case i was going to get but it was on the pricey side at the time and i got a great deal on my lanboy at amazon, eclipse is one beutiful case very well thought out and practical if a little on the large side in terms of width. Also there is alot of other case brands, im always one for promoting getting a good case as its affects performance more than most realise and its the most visible part of the computer so it has to be something you like and can live with i spent more time picking my case than i did anything else, next on the list of time consuming shopping was the PSU, probably the toughest bits to buy im my opinion because they are the parts so often not given much attention but also the easiest to get wrong.
Lian li make some good cases but they can be expensive, lian li are the gucci or prada of the case world. On quiet modular PSUs most other things in your case make more noise including the case fans, so its not a biggy, my hyper one is very quiet because the big 120mm fan when its even on only turns very slowly its only picked up to hgh speed once or twice and even then its a good fan and makes slightly less noise than the case 120mms. A powerful system and a quiet one rarely go together, you can have a system that doesnt sound like a small aircraft engine though especially if you pick your case wisely and get a good fan controller.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:58 AM
I know i keep changing my mind but i want to get something that i will like and it has good spec..
i was wondering wii the seasonic psu have any problems with the p180 case. i mean is terms of cable length and vent placements of the psu?
Posted 04 January 2006 - 12:13 PM
There is a bit of extra height on the p180 because of the top mounted fan i think, the things is full of fans which will add to its bulk but the more fans the lower speed you can run them and the quieter.
But you do have to get something you like as its something you have to live with as its the thing you see all the time, alot of people seem to like getting the cheap plastic cases with all the weird patterns, but you might only like it for a couple of months then yout stuck with this hideous case to modify, thats why i like something simpler and more elegant and all the best cases follow that guideline simple is elegant, and you can always glam you case up a bit after you have it.
I would stick to your guns and get one of the p180s if you can afford it otherwise go down the ranges but antec cases at the lower end apart from the lanboy and sonata are kinda ugly lookin as antec dont put out to many new cases all the time and there biggest customers are big builders not enthusiasts. Coolermaster cater to enthusiasts a little better at the cheaper end but if you dont like them thats them out, (you might be able to find a good price on an old model stacker those are super big upgrade up the kazba casesm and its a really big case if you think those are big wait till you see on of these).
Posted 04 January 2006 - 01:30 PM
I think ill look around for cases that are quiet and look nice.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 01:51 PM
Posted 04 January 2006 - 02:02 PM
As long as it has a pair of 120mm fans itll be fine you can take some noise precautions with anycase that can quieten it up a bit.
I looked at the seasonic on overclockers good deal on a 600W PSU.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 02:23 PM
I've just come across Silverstone Lascala LC series.
Wow are they nice. I didnt know the btx looking cases were back
The one im currently looking at it the Silverstone Lascala LC10s
Looks really slick in silver and looks like itll take a standard atx board.
I love to find a nice normal tower case that looks that nice in silver...
The Lian Li series is quite nice..
Lian-Li PC-767 Classical Silent appeals to me but im looking around the Lian-Li to see what other quiet cases they have.
Edited by Souseke, 04 January 2006 - 02:49 PM.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 02:53 PM
But if you have a closed case who cares. Heres a good one
Also here are some cases
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