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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:11 AM

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:34 AM

imo you dont need a psu that big and the aftermarket cooler isnt really after market, youre better off stikcking with stock and getting a psu that is 400-450w

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

Im interested to know what you are using this computer for . Its hard to give comment without knowing that .

In general though .
Its not going to game well . The graphics card is far too weak .

The psu is larger than you need , but is rated 80+ so the quality should be OK .

The ASUS M597A is a better mb IMO because of the UEFI bios , The Asrock Extreme 4 is a little dearer but can crossfire and SLI on a 970 chipset so it could be worth the extra .

The cpu has a cooler . The one you are buying is probably worse than the stock unit

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:11 PM

You definitely need a better PSU, graphics card and CPU cooler. See the list in my sig for some recommended PSUs – 400 W – 500 W should be about right, unless you get a significantly more powerful graphics card. The stock cooler will perform about as well as that cooler, if not better, so either get a better one (the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is excellent, but quite tall), or don't get one at all.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:35 PM

have a look at the Antech 300 two, redone the 300 they have and only ten bucks more
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

I'm going to suggest http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=928454 as a possible graphics card, but I'm thinking others might have a better idea.

And http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=815041 as a suitable PSU – there is only a $10 difference between this and a 500 W unit. If 400 W is enough (and it probably would be, but the PSU calculator I use (http://extreme.outer...culatorlite.jsp) is down), then http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=618133 would be a good choice. (For that matter, if 400 W is enough 380 W would probably be OK so http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=527984 might be possible. But I'll check later to see what is needed.)

And as before, definitely skip the cooler – the one with the CPU is good enough.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

I'm going to suggest http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=928454 as a possible graphics card, but I'm thinking others might have a better idea.

And http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=815041 as a suitable PSU – there is only a $10 difference between this and a 500 W unit. If 400 W is enough (and it probably would be, but the PSU calculator I use (http://extreme.outer...culatorlite.jsp) is down), then http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=618133 would be a good choice. (For that matter, if 400 W is enough 380 W would probably be OK so http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=527984 might be possible. But I'll check later to see what is needed.)

And as before, definitely skip the cooler – the one with the CPU is good enough.

OK, the PSU calculator is back online, and it is saying a 280 W recommended for a system like that with the above graphics card, so the Earthwatts 380D (http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=527984) or Seasonic 350 W (http://pricespy.co.n...ct.php?p=927739) would probably be your best choices.

But just keep in mind to buy from good stores, otherwise you'll very possibly end out wasting more than you save.

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