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Double checking before buying

Postposted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:47 pm

Thank you TR for putting the TR various build specs online and the various Videos on You Tube.

A quick question if I may . Pretty new in the area so excuse the novice level.

On the TR's Editor Build , would its be possible to change the following components;
1. LG WH14NS40 DVD ReWriter
2. Corsair HX650W PSU
3. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
4. Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
to the following
1. LG BH14NS40 DVD Rewriter
2. Corsair AX860W PSU
3. Corsair H80i
4. Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) Vengeance Pro Black DDR3 1866MHz CL9

This is either due to the unavailability of various components in the UK or preference due to various review ratings .

Would this be compatible with the motherboard, cpu and case enclosure outlined in the Editors choice build on your Tech Report System Guides ??

Many Thanks for your advice in advance.
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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:57 pm

mmkpcpad wrote:Thank you TR for putting the TR various build specs online and the various Videos on You Tube.

A quick question if I may . Pretty new in the area so excuse the novice level.

On the TR's Editor Build , would its be possible to change the following components;
1. LG WH14NS40 DVD ReWriter
2. Corsair HX650W PSU
3. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
4. Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
to the following
1. LG BH14NS40 DVD Rewriter
2. Corsair AX860W PSU
3. Corsair H80i
4. Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) Vengeance Pro Black DDR3 1866MHz CL9

This is either due to the unavailability of various components in the UK or preference due to various review ratings .

Would this be compatible with the motherboard, cpu and case enclosure outlined in the Editors choice build on your Tech Report System Guides ??

Many Thanks for your advice in advance.


For the memory, I checked the editor's Mobo used and it can handle the memory you listed.

Is there a reason why you are going for a more powerful PSU? I don't see anything that warrants the stronger PSU.
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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:21 pm

Sure, those components will work satisfactorily. 860 watts is lot of power.
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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:48 pm

Thank you for your replies already guys.

The reason for going to AX860 PSU is; when I went for the recommended HX650W , I saw some bad ratings for the them on UK hardware sites and they recommended HX750W PSUs.
However HX750W PSUs do not seem to be available on any UK sites. I was also not sure about the AX, HX, RM aspect of these PSUs .. At the time when they all claim to be modular some sites seem to prefer the HX type.

As it was already recommended in TR's double build I was thinking to get the AX860W version.
Do you guys reckon the HX650W or AX760i would do the job ?
Do you think there is much difference between AX750 or HX750 or AX760i ? and would AX760i still fit the Editor's choice build if I change from the one I am currently thinking about (the AX860W) ?

Many Thanks...
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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:15 pm

Use this power supply calculator to estimate how much power you need. I plugged in some numbers based on your choices and it spat out 564w.
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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:43 pm

Corsair's AX power supplies are more efficient than their HX line.
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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:32 am

Your replies and valuable knowledge is very much appreciated guys.

Another question if I may, is there much gain if I change my mind from buying an Seagate HHD 3 TB drive to an SSHD one of similar capacity? Would this be also compatible with the Editor's choice build motherboard ASUS Z87-A ?

SSHD drives seem to be cheaper !

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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:11 am

mmkpcpad wrote:Another question if I may, is there much gain if I change my mind from buying an Seagate HHD 3 TB drive to an SSHD one of similar capacity? Would this be also compatible with the Editor's choice build motherboard ASUS Z87-A ?

SSHD drives seem to be cheaper !


When you say SSHD, do you mean a Solid State Hard Drive? It is usually called a SSD or Solid State Drive, when I see SSHD, I think of the Hybrid Hard Drives, which are these: Seagate Hybrid Drive 2TB.
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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:08 pm

Yep you got it mvp324 . Its the Hybrid type. When I look on online UK outlets they are using acronym SSHD for these ..
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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:11 pm

I never used a SSHD before. I have only been used to HDDs and SSDs. A few of the reviews said there was nothing they noticed about the speeds, but they do state that you should not expect SSD speeds.

What will be the main use of the SSHD? Are you going to use it as a storage drive?

I recently bought theSamsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD. I wanted a large drive, but I also wanted the speed. I will mainly be using the SSD to install all my steam games. I also bought a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD, to be used as my OS drive. The only reason I didn't buy a HDD, was because I have some from my last computer. The price I paid for both is $109.99 $85.99 for the 120GB and $649.99 $539.99 for the 1TB. They both went back up to their normal price on Newegg, so Amazon will be your best bet for a good deal.

1TB prices: What I paid $539.99, what Newegg listed it as $649.99 for their Black Friday sale. Today, they have it on sale for $655.19, what Newegg list it as $849.99. Amazon lists the 1TB as $849.99 and has it on sale for $539.00.
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Re: Double checking before buying

Postposted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:01 pm

Many Thanks for the very informative feedback mvp324.
Really appreciated.
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