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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

For the PSU, you can calculate how much power you will need here: http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html

For the graphics card, I've heard that the 7850 gives you better bang for your buck than the 7870.

The Hyper 212 is a good pick as long as you don't get RAM with heatsinks that stick up more than a couple inches...

You might look at Acer monitors and see if they're any cheaper than Asus monitors...

That doesn't factor into efficency and power loss throughout years. Add 200W onto what that gives you is what I call for.

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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

Depending on what RAM you get there might be some clearance issues. I know my RAM and heatsink are having some issues with clearance because of how close the RAM is to the heatsink/processor.

Meh.

 

Again, meh. Remember, the platters are puny and if he's going to access any total of files that's above 8GB and if/when the NAND, which basically acts as cache, doesn't flush, his performance will drop drastically. I would just get a good 3.5" HDD with a higher platter density. WD10EZEX is bare minimum or the 1TB/Platter WD Green counterpart. He can also go with a Seagate or Hitachi 1TB/Platter drive if he wants.

 

Mid ATX? That doesn't exist you idiot.

 

I thought it was something like candyfloss, buttcracks, and pandas.

The motherboard I'm a bit meh about. Vengeance RAM is fine, I guess. I just don't like the look of it. I would go for the low profile ones if you don't want any clearance issues if you're going with air cooling due to the fact that you aren't going for a standard ATX sized motherboard.

 

People need to stop calling these drives by the Caviar name. The Caviar name is dead. Now it's just WD Blue, WD Black, etc. instead of Caviar Blue, Caviar Black, etc.

 

There's a list of recommended SSDs on OCN. Like what Sean, the maker of the guide, says, just go for the least expensive one on the list at the time since they all perform relatively well.

 

The case...meh with me but if you like it and if it has decent airflow.

Seems fine. You can use PCPartPicker to determine the power consumption or look at things like benchmarks that show power consumption under load of i7 chips. PCPartPicker doesn't have server processors in its database so it doesn't account for the TDP of that.

Sapphire is a good company too, but just go with the MSi.

I usually look at IPS and VA monitors (and PLS) so I usually don't give much of a damn about TNs but I've heard good things about Asus monitors.

 

The keyboard...meh to me since I have a Filco mechanical keyboard but if you're fine with rubber domes, I guess.

Issues with acceleration due to the fact that it's using, I believe the Avago ADNS-9080 or some other laser sensor that's close to that. I would go for the G400 as it can go up to 3200dpi I believe. Optical these days is probably the best way to go IMO.

Crap, I was talking about cases.

 

The platters are puny but the reviews aren't too bad for them.

 

ATi is dead but you wouldn't call a graphics card the AMD 3870 would you? Caviar may be dead but the drive he is buying is still under the Caviar name as it is an older one.

post #45767 of 111092
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

The case...meh with me but if you like it and if it has decent airflow.

Seems fine. You can use PCPartPicker to determine the power consumption or look at things like benchmarks that show power consumption under load of i7 chips. PCPartPicker doesn't have server processors in its database so it doesn't account for the TDP of that.

Sapphire is a good company too, but just go with the MSi.

I usually look at IPS and VA monitors (and PLS) so I usually don't give much of a damn about TNs but I've heard good things about Asus monitors.

 

The keyboard...meh to me since I have a Filco mechanical keyboard but if you're fine with rubber domes, I guess.

Issues with acceleration due to the fact that it's using, I believe the Avago ADNS-9080 or some other laser sensor that's close to that. I would go for the G400 as it can go up to 3200dpi I believe. Optical these days is probably the best way to go IMO.

 

Best looking at that price. It comes with 1 front and 1 at the back. That's OK right?

 

MSI it is then

 

Not a heavy gamer. a normal keyboard would do fine I guess

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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

 

No Xeon. I just chose i7. Looks like about 490W. I guess I can lower my PSU to 600W then

Really? I think it was the other way around. I know that 7850 OC'ed will get 7870. I need to read on this

Will Corsair Vengence give this problem?

Let me source that. I just chose this because it has HDMI, which I want to hook my PS3 later on LOL

 

 

OK. Not a gamer myself. I never even regularly use my mouse with 5 buttons...

I could fill 3TB in a few months. My storage of 5.8TB has about 1.2TB left. I could fill them up but I'm using 1TB internal and 1TB+1TB externals to torrent and I need to manage them properly

 

Mind you this is a normal PC and not a server

HDMI->DVI adapters are a thing :) (the signal can even be converted from DVI to VGA...)

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@mechy, again, my first choice that i thought on the spot was to do your second suggestion. Damn my ability to pick the right way the first time!
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@mechy, again, my first choice that i thought on the spot was to do your second suggestion. Damn my ability to pick the right way the first time!

Lol!

post #45771 of 111092
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

HDMI->DVI adapters are a thing :) (the signal can even be converted from DVI to VGA...)

Daisy Chainging those is a bad idea.

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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

 

Best looking at that price. It comes with 1 front and 1 at the back. That's OK right?

 

MSI it is then

 

Not a heavy gamer. a normal keyboard would do fine I guess

Basically.

 

MSI, HIS, wahtever are all good companies. They all have their bouts of bad reviews.

post #45772 of 111092
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

HDMI->DVI adapters are a thing :) (the signal can even be converted from DVI to VGA...)

 

More adaptors... Just what I need. I just thought about something. I guess I need a speaker, preferably on the monitor itself, since I need to hear what is happening with my PS3. Sigh...

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I have no questions.:

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Oh nvm. Found a guide. Looks like I need HDMI->DVI cable to make this work. P-H won't support this right? Looks like I need to get some extra cables then

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And also one last thing to top everything off : A 6-plug power surge protector!

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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

 

More adaptors... Just what I need. I just thought about something. I guess I need a speaker, preferably on the monitor itself, since I need to hear what is happening with my PS3. Sigh...

I had a guy daisy chain a VGA to DVI and then a DVI to HDMI adapter.....obviously it didn't work.

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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

Oh nvm. Found a guide. Looks like I need HDMI->DVI cable to make this work. P-H won't support this right? Looks like I need to get some extra cables then

Support what? What are you talking about? USB port form computer ot P-H and bam

 

OR. if your monitor supports S/PDIF Coaxil out...that works as well

post #45777 of 111092
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I had a guy daisy chain a VGA to DVI and then a DVI to HDMI adapter.....obviously it didn't work.

Support what? What are you talking about? USB port form computer ot P-H and bam

 

OR. if your monitor supports S/PDIF Coaxil out...that works as well

 

Based on this : http://www.overclock.net/t/191028/how-to-play-your-ps3-through-your-pcs-monitor-speakers

He used HDMI->DVI

 

I meant that... Oh nvm. Reread that link again. Now I understand. Yes, P-H is able to do it. PS3 GAMING ON AD700!

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:3 it's true man. Unless you wana have keys that open up multiple programs with the press of a button/play competitively (see those sc/sc2 pros play. You'd be freaked out at how fast the hit them keys), save that money- same goes with the mouse. RAM is all the same, 1-2% difference in performance. Differences are the heatsinks and reliability of the brand you're using (only bad brand would be mushkin from what I've seen. Move on w/ products constantly, bite the dust in a few months). 

Last night I experienced the awesomeness of watching the tv for 1-2 hours. Then proceeded to turn off the TV. In the dark I could see the alternating frames xD that flickering. 

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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

:3 it's true man. Unless you wana have keys that open up multiple programs with the press of a button/play competitively (see those sc/sc2 pros play. You'd be freaked out at how fast the hit them keys), save that money- same goes with the mouse. RAM is all the same, 1-2% difference in performance. Differences are the heatsinks and reliability of the brand you're using (only bad brand would be mushkin from what I've seen. Move on w/ products constantly, bite the dust in a few months). 

Last night I experienced the awesomeness of watching the tv for 1-2 hours. Then proceeded to turn off the TV. In the dark I could see the alternating frames xD that flickering. 

 

Sure. I'll lower the keyboard and mouse later on

 

What are you watching on? CRT TV???

post #45780 of 111092
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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

 

Sure. I'll lower the keyboard and mouse later on

 

What are you watching on? CRT TV???

lol naw. Don't use those for watching TV anymore. It's an LCD  :p can't check which one it is now cause dad's watching on it. 

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