[Novalug] MB, CPU, RAM, and PSU recommendation
jhart at kevla.org
Mon Mar 21 23:04:14 EDT 2011
Found this site of companies that have 80+ rated PSUs:
> Generally OCZ/PC Power & Cooling is great, but we have gotten lemons. I also
> buy Antec (and had lemons from them as well). I look for 80+ PSUs to save
> some power. Look for PSUs with 2 fans and large fans for quiet operation.
> mATX should fit in your ATX case, the only difference is you won't have as
> many slots, but these days how many devices do you really need to connect?
> The AMD chips run kinda hot - we have had to buy fans for the last few X3 and
> X4 systems we built.
> RAM prices have fallen through the floor in the past couple of months, you
> should be able to get 2GB sticks for under $25 if you want 1333, a little more
> if you want faster..
> From: Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org>
> To: jecottrell3 at comcast.net
> Cc: novalug at calypso.tux.org
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 7:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] MB, CPU, RAM, and PSU recommendation
> Thanks for the info. Will be a ATX for me, not changing case.
> PC Power & Cooling now seems to be owned by OCZ techmology. I've had nothing
> but great success with those units, but haven't bought a PSU in around 10
> Can anyone vouch for OCZ?
>> I did almost exactly that a few months back.
>> I went to MicroCenter (Rockville) and got:
>>  an AMD Athlon II X4 635 for $100
>>  a Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H Socket AM3 880G mATX Motherboard $100
>>  two 2G DDR-3 Crucial Memory sticks -- about $100
>>  a PowerSupply for about $40
>> AMD seems to have a running deal where they will give you $40 off a Gigabyte
>> The particular PSU and Memory were recommended by the Salesman, he pointer
>> what was on sale.
>> My total was $327. The $340 listed above minus the $40 discount + Tax (6% MD
>> on $300 would be $18) and $9 for "I Can't Remember".
>> I bought a mATX cuz that's what size the case I was filling, but full ATX
>> shouldn't cost much extra, and you can use a mATX if you like.
>> The AMD has the VT bit, so you can run a Windows Guest under Linux.It's a 64
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jay Hart" <jhart at kevla.org>
>> To: novalug at calypso.tux.org
>> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 4:28:43 PM
>> Subject: [Novalug] MB, CPU, RAM, and PSU recommendation
>> Looking to upgrade one of my PCs, Currently running an ATX sized MB.
>> I want to replace all four items above.
>> PSU must be 350-400W, and very quiet.
>> Projected budget is $375-425.
>> Any suggestions?
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