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|15th August 2012, 10:28 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Another New Prodigy Build - Need some advice pls
I Posted this in another thread but thought best to start my own here.
Very interested in a similar build to nicej's for myself. This is to replace an old Q6600 system that just died.
I am trying to stick to a budget of $1200 (give or take hehe) what I am after is a system that is cheap to run 24x7, Fast for encoding/rendering, quiet with a an average (Air) overclock and average in the gaming department. A few things I'm not 100% sure of is the Cooling, Graphics and PSU.
Also with the Mobo what are the advantages of the Asus over the Asrock Z77E?
Cooling - how loud is the Corsair? Easy to set-up? Hi Maintenance? need to mod? What are other Air cooling options that won’t break the budget? Will the stock cooler allow for Overclocking? Will I need other case fans?
I'm not looking to do massive overclocks just mild to give me better encoding and rendering for video edits.
Graphics Card - How loud is this? I'm not a huge gamer though I would like to start playing some RPG's, Diablo again. I was a fan of Nvidia but have not been in the scene for quite a while – last card I still have is an old 8800 GTS? Any recommendations on a good value card to suit? I will be using this on my old 24” Dell but somewhere down the line I may even pick up a new 27” HD screen of some sort – current recommendations (outside current budget scope)
PSU - Wanting to make this pretty conservative as this box will be on 24x7 most of the time. what’s minimum wattage? was thinking no more than 400-450 considering:
Single 2tb HDD
Any thoughts opinions?
Feel free to recommend suppliers also, I’m finding it hard to find one place to get the lot at a good price.
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|20th August 2012, 2:02 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2001
NM - All built!
White Bitfenix Prodigy
16 GB 1600 Ram
3770k (not yet OC'd)
240 GB Sandisc SSD
2tb WD Black
Corsair H100 (stock Fans)
Currently running an old 8800 GTX till I decide what to put in.
Only thing now is can I make it Quieter?
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