Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy
Prices. Right. Well, right now, I don't have Dropbox with me (wouldn't want to install everything else until the USB ports are fully up and running), but here's what I can remember. Oh yeah, all prices are rounded up to the nearest 5 or 10:
- CPU: 1400 RMB [$225]
- GPU: 1600 RMB [$260]
- RAM: 760 RMB [$125]
- MoBo: 500 RMB [$80]
- PSU: 120 RMB [$20]
- HDD: 800 RMB [$130]
- SSD: 800 RMB [$130; not purchased yet]
And that's to the best of my memory. So yeah, the MoBo and PSU are cheap as f'k, but our budget was about $1200 including a monitor (about $200 something). My plan was to get the most expensive parts (CPU, GPU, RAM, HDD, SDD) here while they're still cheaper, and by the time we settle in, we'll buy the rest. But I don't know anymore...our money's tight atm.
But here's another question since you guys are still talking about the PSU: how does 450W do with an E1230-V2 and a GTX650 Ti Boost? That's my current CPU/GPU.
Parts are cheaper in China? I always thought more expensive.
You are overpaying for the HDD. Drop the SSHD and get a normal one if regular HDD's are of good price there. A 2TB in USA can be found for $70.
At $80, rather than buying a gaming marketed motherboard with fancy features that feedback and reviews are noting to have problems. You could get one of the better/best consumer mainstream motherboards. To most computer users, there will be no difference.
The best/one of the best mainstream branded mobo will be better than a gaming marketed one at the lowest price bracket known to have issues.
W is not direct correlation. We've already mentioned this many times. It depends on the quality of the PSU, its rails, if it can handle the load, its efficency, and efficency degradation as the mainstays.
A 650Ti Boost on load uses about the same as the 770.
Either get a quality 450W PSU or get a mediocre 500+W PSU. Both are options and should be the same price. A uber good 450W PSU can cost more than a regular mainstream bought 700W.
Seriously, do NOT buy a Chinese $20 modular PSU to run a Xeon, Asrock Fatality, Galaxy 770, SSD, SSHD, and a case with multiple fans and aftermarket cooler with only 450W and of modular design. That is a formula for uber trouble.
Originally Posted by rovopio
i meant that there are PSU that is only being sold domestically... and those PSUs sucks really bad. and your statement that "It's much harder nowadays for a bad PSU to fry an entire system due to many failsafes" is not universally true. that's my point
yes, budget and entry-level PSUs have failsafes. but it also depends where you live. EU and northern america have tighter regulations regarding what can be sold there. so does East Asia to some degree.
but when you live in other less-developed regions, everything's fair game. your electronics might not be RoHS compliant or lead-free, and for PSU... it might not even have O*P protections like budget but brand name PSUs have. anw my point is there are domestic PSUs that doesnt even have decent failsafes like you'd expect.
so basically tl;dr i agree with what you're saying about avoiding PSUs
My statement more or less was what you said except in TL;DR don't go into detail format.
Edited by bowei006 - 6/3/14 at 9:46pm