Khali wrote:I have never heard of FSP Group power supplies. That alone would make me turn around and walk away. The PSU is the one thing you really need to go with a reliable name brand for. One bad PSU can fry everything else in the system. Give Seasonic, EVGA or Corsair, just to name a few, a look.
Melvar wrote:Antec makes good power supplies, even at the cheap end of the price range. The Antec VP-450 is about $35, reliable, and efficient, and it has a single 6-pin PCIe connector in case you want to drop a bigger video card in your rig in a year or two. Here's a review: hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Power-Supply-Review/1487/1
vargis14 wrote:As for the CPU the i3-4130 is a quick CPU and should work fine for what you want from it right at this moment. BUT what about the FUTURE when you need 4 real cores? Do you plan on upgrading the CPU for $189 to a Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz CPU down the road. then you end up owning a $126 i3 dual core that is not doing a darn thing.
I Highly Suggest you spend the extra $64 and get your quad core CPU now and future proof your system since in 2 years I think you will be kicking yourself for not getting a quad core CPU.
Also $64 now is a lot better then 180+$ a year or 2 from now.
veritassauce wrote: The $90 Kingston KHX16C9B1BK2/8X RAM I've selected operates at 1.65V, which is above the recommended maximum (for Haswell) of 1.575V. Could this cause any problems? Considering how much RAM Kingston sells, it seems really unlikely that they would ship a product that wouldn't work properly with the latest CPUs, but it can't hurt to ask.
veritassauce wrote:Thanks for the responses. They have been very informative. I've decided to go with an i5-4430 and the EVGA 750Ti. Also, I'm going for the Seasonic S12II PSU.
Wicked Mystic wrote:i5-4430 is way overpriced over i5-4670K. You will regret that choice
The bottom-of-the-barrel H81 motherboard makes that painfully clear.Chrispy_ wrote:This is clearly not an overclocking build.
Chrispy_ wrote:Wicked Mystic wrote:i5-4430 is way overpriced over i5-4670K. You will regret that choice
You utterly fail at basic math:
i5-4430 = $59.38 per GHz
i5 4670K = $63.16 per GHz
Not only is the 4430 cheaper (and this is clearly not an overclocking build), it's also better value for money.
Why on earch would he regret saving money and getting a better deal, exactly?
JustAnEngineer wrote:The bottom-of-the-barrel H81 motherboard makes that painfully clear.
veritassauce wrote:I'm probably going to use this CPU for more than 3 years; in fact, I'll probably use it for long enough that resale value is not a consideration.
Wicked Mystic wrote:In any case, remember to buy better cooling. Intel stock cooler is totally crap.
Wicked Mystic wrote:You did take turbo frequency into account also?
Wicked Mystic wrote:i5-4430 is way overpriced over i5-4670K
Wicked Mystic wrote:You will regret that choice
Wicked Mystic wrote:Again, nobody buys used i5-4430 for good price because of overclocking. i5-4670K totally different thing.
DPete27 wrote:Wicked Mystic wrote:In any case, remember to buy better cooling. Intel stock cooler is totally crap.
Intel stock HSFs are actually pretty decent these days as long as you're not overclocking. I would suggest trying the stock HSF before you go buying aftermarket.
Chrispy_ wrote:Please, just stop. You're either trolling or genuinely mistaken about a lot of things:
Chrispy_ wrote:You must know the cost if you're making claims like this:Wicked Mystic wrote:i5-4430 is way overpriced over i5-4670K
I gave you cost-per-GHz so all you had to do was divide cost by that number. But to save you the effort of even basic math, yes; I did take turbo frequency into account.
Chrispy_ wrote:Sowing doubt with damning comments like this after the OP has already purchased wouldn't be constructive even if you were right:Wicked Mystic wrote:You will regret that choice
When giving advice that is starkly different to what everyone else in the thread is saying, it's common etiquette to explain why you think your suggestion is better, ideally backed up with links and preferably before it's too late to be of use to the person asking the question.
Chrispy_ wrote:Wicked Mystic wrote:Again, nobody buys used i5-4430 for good price because of overclocking. i5-4670K totally different thing.
I don't know where you get these crazy ideas from, but non-K Sandy and Ivy processors held their used value just fine.
Chrispy_ wrote: More importantly than that, I still don't get why you think overclocking an expensive K-series chip and an expensive motherboard with a Z-series chipset even belong in this thread where the OP and all replies (apart from yours) have been about low-cost and within the constraints of low-Wattage PSUs.
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