Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy
It's been a while since I was last here, but I'm gonna get to the chase: I've got a problem, and a new gaming rig. Okay, well, my sis has a new gaming rig, but I just want you guys to tell me if it was a good idea. My dad and I had to make the choices quick since we're getting them shipped to the Philippines in two weeks, so here you go:
- MoBo: ASRock Fatal1ty B85 Killer
- CPU: Xeon E1230-V3 (supposed to be Haswell-gen, but not sure)
- GPU: Galaxy GTX770 2GB
- RAM: Kingston HyperX LE 8GB*2 (memory is getting expensive these days)
- HDD: Seagate SSHD 2TB
- SSD: ADATA SX900 256GB
- Fan: Deep Cool Ice Matrix 400
- (sure, it's a monolith, but pretty damn awesome. I mean, seriously, six HDD compartments!)
- PSU: Sama Power Saver 450W
The Galaxy video card's manual states that the rig requires a minimum of 600W of power. IMO, that's kinda crazy. The rig uses only one 1080p monitor, so there. Is the setup any good?
Also, I've been having problems doing a clean install with my dad's PC (replaced the godawful case, though ). I have an ASRock B75 Pro3 motherboard and initial installations were buttery-smooth, until I tried installing the Intel USB 3.0 drivers. Somehow, after installation the computer BSODs out on me (forgot to get the error code as it flashed really quickly), and when it rebooted, the computer ran CHKDSK on my C drive. After that (which wasn't long), I fired up the PC, and the USB 3.0 drivers were still not working.
This is the second time this has happened, and I'm not willing to do another clean install to start over. Reading the driver's readme file, it says that it is compatible with:
- 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Family
- 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 processor
- 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 processor
- 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 vPro(TM) processor
- 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor
- 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 vPro(TM) processor
- Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family (Panther Point PCH)
My processor is an Intel Xeon E1230-V2, so I'm unsure if this driver will work. Thanks in advance for any help!
Why that CPU? I know some Xeon chips are known for being great finds as they can have similar i7 performance...but what is the need for it...besides just gaming?
You need to put prices on this stuff.......
That motherboard looks less than optimal. There are newer Asrocks with better chipsets in the same price range.
The GPU looks fine..but again, price.
Depending on price, there are better and faster SSD's in that price range. I personally bought a 240GB Seagate 600 for $89.
Check out this list for heatsinks
But where are you getting this heatsink from? At the $45 I find it at...you can get a much better one.
What do you need in a case? Many support 6 HDD's....not to mention, you currently have one HDD in cart and one SSD.......cool that that case can hold 6...but..yeah. AT $99, you can get some much better cases from NZXT or even go onto a Corsair, or even some of them Bitfenix or Fractals.
Also that PSU........NO..... Crap PSU and 450W isn't enough. If it was a highly efficent PSU that was highly reviewed and loved by all, then yes. 450W should be more than enough for your system at load as long as you don't drop 6 HDD's and uber fans in there. (Granting the rails are enough). But a cheap no-name PSU worth the minimum price? NO.
For $50, get a Seasonic rebrand from Antec or XFX or go for some Corsairs.
A stanard 770 will draw 250W at max from reviews
This is about 19A
That mobo is compatible with that CPU on bios version 1.20. That is the smallest value on the page, and so it is most likely compatible.
The driver issue could be anywhere.