Building PCs for video editing class and have a question

By ingeborgdot
Jun 5, 2013
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  1. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I think he was referring to the psu being 650 watts.
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    I do really like the rosewill capstone series, and it's very affordable. Their platinum line is great as well.
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +498

    I meant the psu being 650 watts jc713.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    I noticed that lol.
  5. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I see they have had some pretty good reviews with the capstone.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    So what is the final build like?
  7. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I am still fudging a little. Not quite done. Will be done with it by early next week and then I will let you know.
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +498

    Cool, can't wait to see.
  9. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    Anyone know about NXZT? They have a 5 year warranty, are rated for Haswell.
    NZXT HALE82-N NP-1BN-0650A-US
  10. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    Like I said, I never use anything but Corsair, XFX, and Seasonic. Check to see where the CPU is coming from (the manufacturer) since NZXT is the OEM/distributer.
  11. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I am not going to get it, I was just asking questions to see what anyone else knew about it. I like to learn new things all the time. Just curious was all.
     
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    The NZXT Hale series are actually very nice units. The actual OEM's that make the units are Seasonic and FSP - both very reliable companies with good build quality records
  13. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I thought I had read that FSP makes good PSUs. Is that the case? Any info on them to look at?

    I have bee looking at that list. Channel Well makes over half of Corsair PSUs. They make over half of almost everyone else too it seems. There are mainly only a few manufacturers that make them all.
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    Channel Well are one of the largest ODM's in power supplies, and probably the largest in the desktop market. A lot of the high power units especially rely upon CWT designs.
  15. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    So, in other words a lot of these companies have good PSUs???? ;)
  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    Keep away from off brand and you'll find that the differences between good units aren't that great. Some companies offer a better build quality in general (better quality of assembly, soldering etc), or a higher grade of componentry ( capacitors, rectifier etc), but in general a lot of the actual end product (12V, 5V, 3.3V, ripple characteristics...) are within a few percentage points of each other.
    A lot of vendor choices generally boils down to cabling options (fixed, partial modular, full modular), cable length and plug spacing, and largely subjective issues such as whether the cables are fully sheathed, or the colour of the unit.
    I'd suggest a quick browse of reviews (TPU has an extensive review database) once you short list some suitable candidates. Don't get too caught up in the minutiae of the reviews or you'll be reading forever and a day.
    As for FSP, their AURUM units have very good specifications and reviews. Because of their backround in no-nonsense server PSU's their consumer units can look a little plain. This does not reflect their ability. They can also be reasonably priced in comparison to other units with the same feature sets.
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  17. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I bought 3 of the NZXT HALE82-N NP. I am sure I will be fine with these.
  18. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    Remember, the PSU is the backbone of the system. It is even more important than the CPU because it is the core of the system.
     
  19. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I understand that. The NZXT is a good PSU. Made by good company. I will have as good of a PSU as I need.
  20. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I was wondering if the item I will be talking about is a good thing or just a gimmick. I don't know if I would use it but it is on the board anyway.


    HDMI-In Tired of constantly switching devices to connect to your monitor? From now on just connect the monitor to your motherboard, and connect your secondary device to the motherboard's HDMI-In port. Users can conveniently toggle between the computer's screen and the secondary device's screen with a hotkey, or even use the secondary device without powering on the computer.

    This is found on the ASRock boards.

    I was also wondering about these three boards and what would be the best one for a video editing board. It is going to be between one of these 3. The Asus is the only one with 1 USB 3.0 so I will have to buy an add on card for that but that makes it on par for price with the other two. No OC or games, just video editing. Thanks.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131982
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128591
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157369
  21. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    It seems to me like a good idea. I can tell you for sure if it is a gimmick since I havent tried it.
  22. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I am not sure. It may be good, especially in a school environment for learning purposes also. That is what is luring me toward the ASRock. I like the Gigabyte and Asus boards though too. It's not like it's cheap so I need to really make sure what board to get.
  23. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    I would get the ASRock since it officially has the E3 on the support list.
  24. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +498

    From what I understand, it is a way to use the same monitor for multiple devices without the machine being on by plugging it into the computer. Sounds cool, if you can find a use for that, if go for it especially if it will benefit you. I've said before impartial to asus, but asrock boards are awesome and my friends have never complained about them.

    I'd say go for it if that's a feature you can use and will be beneficial.
  25. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I have talked to Asus and Gigabyte and they are on the list also, just don't have it up yet. But it may be ASRock if the masters think so.

    That is the thing about the HDMI, I don't know if it would be beneficial. I guess we would find out.


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