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  Quizzical

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4/30/13 1:59:02 PM#21
Don't forget a power supply.
  Xthos

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OP  4/30/13 2:02:25 PM#22
Originally posted by Quizzical
Don't forget a power supply.

Hehe, was just editing to say I was still looking for that, the deal I found expired on the 29th, but a lot of other deals popped up today...I am going to do some looking, and if I don't see anything that catches my eye, go back and order one from Newegg today, so everything gets here about the same time.

  c0exist

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4/30/13 2:05:40 PM#23
Good choices I would just go with the Radeon 7970 GHz edition over the GTX 680.  Save some money and get slightly better performance.  Cant go wrong with either card though.
  Xthos

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OP  4/30/13 2:36:18 PM#24

This will be my first build, and I think I am going to be ordering a second set of parts also, to do me and my wifes computers, I got a question, as it makes a price difference on the power supply, is getting something modular worth a couple extra dollars on the power supply to make things easier/less cluttered?

 

It limits the deals and search some, but I read people saying it is a lot nicer.

 

 

Looking at this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107

 

Seasonic, 750W 80+ Bronze, modular, $79.99 (after coupon code) w/ free shipping.  Some reviews said it was loud, so didn't get it initially.

 

  Quizzical

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4/30/13 3:18:24 PM#25
Originally posted by Xthos

This will be my first build, and I think I am going to be ordering a second set of parts also, to do me and my wifes computers, I got a question, as it makes a price difference on the power supply, is getting something modular worth a couple extra dollars on the power supply to make things easier/less cluttered?

 

It limits the deals and search some, but I read people saying it is a lot nicer.

 

 

Looking at this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107

 

Seasonic, 750W 80+ Bronze, modular, $79.99 (after coupon code) w/ free shipping.  Some reviews said it was loud, so didn't get it initially.

 

That power supply is reasonably good quality and more wattage than you need.  It's a good price if that's what you're looking for.

Modularity becomes more important with higher wattage power supplies and smaller cases.  The former because it means more unneeded cables, and the latter because it means less space to put unneeded cables.  But it's a convenience thing, not a functional thing, so how important modularity is is a matter of opinion.  It's also a lot more important if you expect to open up the case and tinker every month or so than if you're not likely to open up the case again after building the computer.

  Quizzical

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4/30/13 3:22:54 PM#26

If you're willing to pay more for something of higher quality, you could try either of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

It looks like they're both semi-modular, which means that a few cables that they figure nearly everyone will need (e.g., motherboard, processor) are hard-wired and the rest are modular.

If you like big rebates, there's also this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121093

That's very much high end quality, and at way more wattage than you need.

  Xthos

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OP  4/30/13 4:08:40 PM#27
Originally posted by Quizzical

If you're willing to pay more for something of higher quality, you could try either of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

It looks like they're both semi-modular, which means that a few cables that they figure nearly everyone will need (e.g., motherboard, processor) are hard-wired and the rest are modular.

If you like big rebates, there's also this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121093

That's very much high end quality, and at way more wattage than you need.

 

Thank you, I will probably go with the 2nd, the Rosiwell, for $5 more than the 1st one, they had these on special I think a little bit ago, i'll look around a little also to see if someone has the same ones on special...The last one, never heard of them really.  Seems people like Rosiwell a lot.

  Grunty

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4/30/13 4:42:18 PM#28
The primary reasons I've seen people give for modular power supplys are appearance and air flow.  Appearance is a matter of choice.  Air flow would only be an issue in very small tight system cases like micro-ITX cases.  You need air flow in cases but the standard mid-tower case has plenty of room for air flow that a couple of extra cables hanging around isn't going to have an effect.
  miguksaram

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4/30/13 10:46:42 PM#29
Rosewill is basically Newegg's "Brand".
  Xthos

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OP  5/09/13 11:00:57 PM#30

Got all my stuff from Newegg and a friend came over and helped me put everything together today.  We had a computer reset cable backwards, it was not labeled good, and we knew it was going to be 50/50,but we put it on the motherboard with the writing the same way as all the other cables, and it ended up being the wrong way...We got that switched around, and then the motherboard had two fan ports for the Evo 212, we used the closest one to the cpu, so if I wanted to add another later, it would be easy to get to.  We were getting a fan error, even though it was running, so we switched it to the other slot and the error disappeared.

 

The second computer, went much faster, but we must of loosened the SSD cables when we bundled stuff and put the cover back on, so had to mess with that a little...Then when I plugged my mouse back in, it stopped working lol, changed some plugs and it picked it back up and is working fine.

 

Just typed that, so if anyone else that is building theirs has any of the same problems, they will have read what we did.

 

The Windows 8 keys are super SMALL now, and put over different color backgrounds, will be a total pain to read the code if the sticker is put on the computer and I need it later.  Seems kind of silly, given that you cannot see the code if the package is sealed, so don't see the need for it to be so small.

 

Have not had a chance to do much on it yet, my wife was finishing installing all the drivers when I had to come to work.

 

Thank you all for the help and advice.

  Ridelynn

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5/10/13 10:22:36 AM#31

I didn't know you could wire in the reset cable backwards - all it does is short the pins together when you push the button. Maybe if it were on the wrong pins to begin with - those front case headers are a royal pain to wire up, I will admit - and LEDs in particular when they aren't labeled clearly (those can be wired in backwards).

Fan errors can be cleared in the BIOS - it defaults to assuming you have fans plugged in on certain headers - if you don't, you just disable that header (and enable the ones you have fans plugged into). Swapping the fan header worked more or less the same way though - just info in case you do add another fan later on.

Anyhow, glad to hear it's working - congrats.

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