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Are these components compatible?

By melfice123
Oct 28, 2011
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  1. I am in the process of buying a new computer and I need to know if these components are compatible:

    PSU: ISONIC IS-PX600 XTREME 600W PSU SIIS-PX600


    RAM: MUSHKIN SILVERLINE 4GB DDR3-1333 LOW-VOLTAGE 2X2GB DUAL CHANNEL RAM KIT FO996768


    DVD drive: SONY OEM SATA BLACK 24X DVD WRITER


    Mother Board: ASUS P8H61 REV.3 LGA 1155 2X DDR3 1333 4X SATA GIGABIT LAN ATX MOTHERBOARD


    HDD: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.11 ST31500341AS 3.5 SATA 1.5TB DESKTOP HARD DRIVE IMST31500341AS


    Case: RAIDMAX TORNADO SILVER WINDOWED SIDE PANEL CASE


    GPU: PALIT GTS450 1024MB GDDR5 128BIT WITH SLI TVNE5S4500HD01


    CPU: INTEL SANDY BRIDGE LGA1155 I5-2300 2.8GHZ QUAD CORE PROCESSOR

    Thanks for the help:)
     
  2. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TS Enthusiast Posts: 107

    Yes, it looks fine :) My only worry is that maybe you should look into buying a PSU from a more reputable company; I've never heard of iSonic before (but that might just be me). How much does the PSU cost?

    Just out of interest, what are you planning on using the computer for? And what's your budget?
     
  3. melfice123

    melfice123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The psu is $40.86

    I want to use the computer for gaming but i cant really buy much more than that. My budget is $775

    thanks for the help :)
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I've never heard of the PSU brand either, although that doesn't necessarily mean it's bad. I couldn't find any information on the amps on the 12V rail or rails so it's hard to compare it to other PSUs. I did notice that it doesn't come with a power cord so if you don't already have a spare, be sure to get one.
     
  5. melfice123

    melfice123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here are the product specifications on the PSU

    iSONIC IS-PX600 Xtreme 600

     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Yes, I read those in my research but if you will note, there is no information regarding the amps on any rails.
     
  7. melfice123

    melfice123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Would this be a better choice?
    PSU: HUNTKEY MAX 600W APFC POWER SUPPLY TVHK600-53AP
     
  8. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TS Enthusiast Posts: 107

    Going back to your first reply, your GPU is going to contribute to your frame rates much more than your CPU. In my opinion any Phenom II X4 would do the job fine, and you could put the money you save towards a better graphics card, say for instance an AMD HD6850 (or a Nvidia GTX460 if you prefer green :p). I would say that whilst a GTS450 is okay, it's not brilliant, and you could probably do better.

    I would also recommend looking into a better PSU. A good way to know if it is from a reputable company is to search for reviews of that PSU. No-name PSUs often have no reviews at all (of course, it would also be good to read those reviews if you do find them). As a general rule, stick to reputable companies (Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, etc). I know it's annoying to spend money on parts that do not add to the performance of your computer, but you really don't want a bad PSU.

    Edit: Wait, actually, I take that back ... any Phenom II X4 apart from the 840.
     
  9. melfice123

    melfice123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Should i then go for the AMD PHENOM II X4 955(3.2GHZ) BLACK EDITION QUAD CORE PROCESSOR?
     
  10. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TS Enthusiast Posts: 107

    In my opinion, yes. If you do go that way, (of course) make sure you get an AMD motherboard. If you want future compatibility, you could go for one with the 970/990 chipset.

    I've sort of given you a one-sided view of the processor/graphics card debate. There is the other side. A friend of mine recently built a new computer, and he spent far more on his CPU than his GPU. When I asked him why, he pointed out that it is generally harder to replace a CPU than a GPU (it usually involves at least a BIOS update if not a new mobo/RAM set), so starting off with a good processor made more sense if he wanted to upgrade the computer in the future. Do you plan on upgrading the computer in the near-ish future? If so, maybe your original plan with the Intel set would be better (since it's the better processor). If not, go for the Phenom II and spend more on the graphics card.
     
  11. melfice123

    melfice123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea i have found another motherboard obviously the ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 SOCKET AM3 4X DDR3 2000 6X SATA USB 3.0 ONBOARD HD 4250 GPU MICRO ATX MOTHERBOARD

    can be found at http://www.zapsonline.com/motherboards-pc/51907-asus-m4a88td-m-usb3-socket-am3-4x-ddr3-2000-6x-sata-usb-30-onboard-hd-4250-gpu-micro-atx-motherboard-imm4a88td-m-usb3.html

    The thing with that is when I do upgrade again there is a rather high chance that a new GPU slot would have been made. I am surprised that they haven't changed it yet to something else.
     
  12. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    You might want to consider an AM3+ motherboard, there are offerings in the same general price range that you are looking at.
     
  13. melfice123

    melfice123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can I use a 3g/s sata hardrive in a 6g/s sata port?
     
  14. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    That will work fine, just leaves the door open for upgrades down the line.
     
  15. melfice123

    melfice123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here are the components i have got after refining, I think they are all compatible.

    DVD: SONY OEM SATA BLACK 24X DVD WRITER
    http://www.zapsonline.com/optical-drives-pc/52334-sony-oem-sata-black-24x-dvd-writer.html

    Case: RAIDMAX TORNADO SILVER WINDOWED SIDE PANEL CASE
    http://www.zapsonline.com/computercases-pc/52674-raidmax-tornado-silver-windowed-side-panel-case.html

    CPU: AMD PHENOM II X4 955(3.2GHZ) BLACK EDITION QUAD CORE PROCESSOR
    http://www.zapsonline.com/processors-pc/27955-amd-phenom2-x4-quad-core-955-socket-am3-32ghz-processor-frcp-aaq955b.html

    PSU: CORSAIR BUILDER SERIES CX500 80PLUS CERTIFIED 500W PSU FRPS-C500CXE
    http://www.zapsonline.com/psu-pc/46911-corsair-builder-series-cx500-80plus-certified-500w-psu-frps-c500cxe.html

    GPU: PALIT GTX460 SONIC 1024MB GDDR5 256BIT TVNE5X460SHD02
    http://www.zapsonline.com/52122-palit-gtx460-sonic-1024mb-gddr5-256bit-tvne5x460shd02.html

    RAM: CORSAIR CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB(2X2GB) VALUE SELECT DDR3-1333 DESKTOP MEMORY KIT
    http://www.zapsonline.com/4gb-kits-desk1333/35113-corsair-cmv4gx3m2a1333c9-value-select--4gb2x2gb-ddr3-1333-desktop-memory-kit-frme-c2g3v13c9x2.html

    Mother board:ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 SOCKET AM3 4X DDR3 2000 6X SATA USB 3.0 ATX MOTHERBOARD
    http://www.zapsonline.com/amd-am3/51411-asus-m4a89td-pro-usb3-socket-am3-4x-ddr3-2000-6x-sata-usb-30-atx-motherboard-imm4a89tdpro-usb3.html

    HDD: WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR GREEN WD10EARX 1TB HARD DRIVE
    http://www.zapsonline.com/harddrive-storage-pc/53202-western-digital-wd10earx-caviar-green-power-2tb-hdd.html
     

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