PC building advise and instructions thread


#322

I know it’s too late to change your stuff, but I STRONGLY recommend not getting anything less than Gold power supply. The wattage is fine being lowerish, but I wouldn’t scrimp on the actual gold+ rating. it saves a LOT of wear and tear as well as sucks up less energy and produces less heat.


#323

So if I get a fat bonus my next paycheck you would suggest getting a different power supply?


#324

I’m looking over your build right now, but yes. The power supply would be a relatively easy/cheap thing to replace. The wattage is fine (Assuming no weird LED/Cooling that isn’t listed).

EDIT: Ya, without any extras your load wattage is around 345. A 450 should be plenty for this one. As you don’t have a lot of listed cooling as extras, I would def. recommend a Gold+ rating to help reduce the overall heat as well as pull in power better.


#325

:joy: I know how that feels. I looked up a couple on newegg and their about $90

Edit… I lied that was on amazon here’s new egg https://m.newegg.com/ProductList?canPowerSearch=True&powerSearchParams={“CategoryId”%3A0%2C"StoreId"%3A0%2C"SubcategoryId"%3A58}&%3FsubcategoryId=58&nodeId=-1&storeType=2&NValue=100007657&Maximum+Power||450W=||600014060||Power&Energy-Efficient||80+PLUS+GOLD+Certified=||600037998||Power


#326

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DbqdnQ/corsair-power-supply-cs550m

$50

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sbqdnQ/corsair-power-supply-cs650m

$50

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DPCwrH/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm

$67

Those are all semi modular as well. If you don’t mind some minor cable bundling with zip ties these are all just fine.

Here is a full modular if you want to do the cabling yourself.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WrNypg/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fx

$55


#327

Much better than neweggy :+1:


#328

I used to use Tigerdirect a while back but I haven’t been to their site to see if there is anything good priced or not anymore. I do remember it was pretty amazing at one point.


#329

That’s pocket change lol


#330

I’m fairly still new to the PC thing but am pretty good at research but sadly I’ve always used newegg or amazon.


#331

True…:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#332

I agree :slight_smile: PSUs are easy to replace. Be thankful when they brake and NOT your GPU/CPU :frowning:


#333

Like that Xbox 360 above :joy:.


#334

Content Creation, Whenever I was tasked with building 3d models or animations, I always used my handy Quadro card.


#335

just a heads up.,. most vendors will push 600+ power supplies.


#336

It’s also harder to find gold ratings below 500.


#337

This website looks interesting for pre-built gaming PCs

https://www.letsbld.com/


#338

Wow they do financing. I’m playing around with a few ‘builds’ and it doesn’t seem like they are overcharging as bad as things like Alienware etc… They do a small markup, but it seems decent for now. I don’t like how they build around 1 game though. Interesting.


#339

You can pick 3 games actually.
And that’s just to start off the build because you can customize it later on if you want to change/add anything. I really like NZXT products so this might be something I recommend to friends who refuse to learn how to build their own PC lol

There’s a +$99 fee at the end but that’s not much for someone else putting your PC together and doing professional cable management for you.


#340

Does this include shipping?


#341

Yes, shipping within 48 hours and a 2 year warranty on all parts and labor