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Old PSU and new build

clement.hurel
  • 53 months ago

Hello guys, I'm creating a new buid : http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/clement.hurel/saved/6Ks48d A friend just give me this PSU : http://www.coolermaster.com/powersupply/extreme/extreme-power-plus-500w/ So there is a incompatibility for the 8 pin connector from the psu to the graphic card. I've looked on the internet and it seem to have a solution to that :

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-Express-Power-Adapter-PCIEX68ADAP/dp/B001TK3TJY

Just wondering if it's gonna work ?

What do you guys recommand ?

And if it work where should I invest my 80$ in this new build ?

Thx

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points
  • that psu your friend gave you is garbage. don't use it, just get a new one.
  • looking at your list, you need to get an 8GB ram kit and a good case and power supply.
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello thanks for your response,

Ok for the psu, I should use a new one ? But what is the benefits of a new one ?

For my list I have 16g of ram. I think it's enough no ? What is the issue with my case ?

Sorry for all the questions :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

the benefit of a new psu is having one that won't damage components just by being powered on and won't explode, potentially breaking many part or worse, causing harm to you or your home. you probably have twice the ram you need. 8 GB if fine for most uses, certainly for a gaming build. your case is small, poorly built, has the psu top mounted when most psus are designed to be bottom mounted (better isolated intake/exhaust, easier cable routing) and not much in the way of fan mounts. the psu, motherboard and case are the three most important parts of the build as they determine what can go in the computer and if/how it will work. don't apologize for asking questions. questions are good and anyone who is giving you advice on how to spend your money ought to be able and willing to answer anything you ask, anything related to the build that is. :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

what's your overall budget?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

My budget is 1500$. I'm a web developper and a gamer. The ram will be needed mostly for my work. The rest is actually for gaming. I also plan to make a hackintosh of it when the skylake support will release. I've checked and all the part will be compatible with the hackintosh. The hackintosh part is not that important but it's a plus.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

okay. you don't need 16GB of ram for your work. I've done web development a few years back and my broother and his wife still do. their hardware at home is crap by comparison to this and my brother's imac at his office has 6GB of ram. I'd change the cpu cooler to the 212 evo too. this build is under 41500 without rebates: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/jJ7TK8

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