is latency not important?
looks like both have been no good, plugged it into the old pc and it didn't power on. the evga 430w that's in that pc did power the old pc and the new pc just fine but the new psu powered neither. what luck do I have
I'll plug it into my old pc tomorrow and I'll try that psu on the new build as well.
there's only 2 differences between the old psu that actually works and the new ones, the 24 pin on the new ones has one pin missing that the old one doesnt and the 4 pin is an 8pin that I split.
I plug in the new psu the same way I plug in the old psu. The 24 pin and 4 pin only fit one way and I push them down as far as they'll go
Great job man. The white cables definitely set it apart from the rest! I'm almost done with my 380t build but it's not as wild as this
Jihad me at hello
Thanks. Agreed it was quite a headache but I don't upgrade for about 6 years unless tech changes drastically. My old build lasted me this long and with the upgrades I did I could've got a few more years out of it but decided to give it away and get something fresh. The worst part was not knowing which part it was since it worked sometimes and not other times. But I'm glad it was a malfunctioned part and not user error ☺
It was a faulty power supply, what an fn headache.
Nope, not right now. The only lights I've gotten was when it was actually booting (an orange bar). Which was the first time I got it running fine and the 3 times it turned on from the POST.
Gave it another go and tried POST, it worked kinda. The power prongs are finicky and didn't work every time I touched them with a screw driver. Put the build back in the box and back to it not working.
Looks like I'll send it to a professional and negate all the savings of building it myself, just buying pre-built next time
Cx550m is currently $36 after rebate
You're right, I opened it up and there is a pcix16 at the bottom. Pcpartpicker just added this board to the list and maybe missed that detail. I need to order the ram and psu and I can start this build
Purchased it today and doesn't look like I can put a video card, at least according to the compatibility filter
Thanks for the input. The only things I'd add in the future is another hdd and possibly a video card although I probably won't need it.
What is that huge fan and is it loud? Nice build
I was excited for a second thinking u got an optical drive in a 240 but really nice powerful build
I actually went with that exact 430w evga, unintentionally. It was 15 after rebate. After installing the Samsung evo850 It helped my pc performance incredibly, especially in boot times and my online game. Unfortunately the gpu didn't help at all (msi r7 250). I'll be passing this pc to my family as I build my own pc
How long ago was the case $60? Sweet build
OK thanks, I look into that one when building my pc
Looks amazing but where is the psu or am I blind
I might get that case for my build, looks great
I expect a barrage of psu talk on this one but other than that gave me some good ideas for my build, thanks
This makes me want to build a small form factor.
He can't spell impressive, can't expect him to know what bottleneck means lol
Thanks, I might jump on this cpu next
Great work, I'll be doing some bargain hunting next month
Thermaltake TR2 Gold 450W Continuous Power ATX12V is this an acceptable psu or should I go for a different brand? Thanks
Thank u I'll keep the 1150 in mind to utilize this ddr3 ram as I just bought it a little while ago
Someone local was selling a 1155 for around 250 mobo+cpu i5-3570k but since I don't know the amount of use, I'll shy away from it and wait for something new.
I did find an samsung evo 850 250gb ssd for 75 at frys but their website is being a pain, I'll try again later. Write and read both in the 500s if I upgrade my mobo/cpu
Cool case, good work
I need your budget lol. Nice build
I really appreciate all the insight, it's why I posted here. Pc hasn't been much of a hobby for me so I have a lack of knowledge. I take my gaming to ps4 (don't laugh at me) because it's a far less expensive hobby and my buddies have one.
My plan was to use the ssd/hd as u stated but as the deals roll around if I can get a larger ssd for the same cost, why not. Today I seen the 240gb ocz arc100 for $60 after rebate but I'm not sold on the reviews.
I do like the idea of going Intel after all the positives I've read but I just cant make the budget for it and didn't want to start over completely.
By Christmas I'll have the ssd, psu and video card. Maybe a mobo,cpu bundle if I find something great on sale. I have a microcenter near by that has pretty good deals and of course online retailers
Well it costs that today, it's very old but I will next month. Haven't been using my pc daily
I did read about the slower speeds because of the motherboard but given the 5400rpm hd I have now, it should be quite the boost I'm assuming. I'll see how the sales come along next month and go from there. Not sure which route to go with the mobo
Thanks for the follow up, cpu/motherboard is at the bottom of my upgrade priority. I'd probably try an Intel next time around. Just trying to make this pc a little quicker, I know the HD is slowing me down quite a bit
Thanks! I'll definitely look into a new psu while black Friday deals roll around, not sure if a new cpu,gpu will be beneficial enough for me since I'm not doing much gaming