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What would be the best motherboard for a Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor?

By CameronBater
Aug 20, 2013
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  1. CameronBater

    CameronBater TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18


    Thanks for the information, I was looking to have more Wired based internet as my home does have alot of steel in it and as such treats the WIFI signal with a Faraday Cage effect grounding it but I wanted to keep my options open for the future when I move out.
     
  2. CameronBater

    CameronBater TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    How many Watts do I need for my PSU? I can get a good case with 750w power supply
     
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 894   +173

    A solid 600W PSU would fit your build pretty well. I wouldn't recommend using a PSU that is supplied with a case, though. Those Case/PSU combo's usually give you pretty crappy power supplies in terms of quality. And, that's not what you want when it comes to your power supply.
     
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,978   +390

    I would get a solid 600w one. Dont cheap out, id make sure it has some sort of 80+ specification, cause generally that means it is a little more reliable (at least in my experience)
     
  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,184   +177

    Absolutely - definitely consider looking at Haswell.
     
  6. CameronBater

    CameronBater TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18


    What do you mean by 80+ spec?
     
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,978   +390

  8. CameronBater

    CameronBater TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18


    So bearing that in mind I have come up with two -

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zalman-60...omputing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item4851d0058b
    and
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/600W-FSP-...omputing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item1c35dfa67b

    Could you give me your opinions and get back to me?
     
  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,978   +390

    Hmm, ive never heard of the second company and dont know much about the first.
    I would wait for someone elses input. However I can tell you that rosewill, corsair, and ESPECIALLY seasonic can make some nice power supplies.
     
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,968   +738

    Fortron (FSP) make both of those power supplies. The Aurum Gold series are pretty solid units. I personally haven't had much hands on experience with Zalman PSUs.
    The name on the outside of the box sometimes has little to do with the manufacturer of the PSU itself. Some Silverstone, EVGA, and NZXT's well regarded Hale90 v2 range are all Fortron designs.

    Here's a fairly comprehensive list of who sells and who makes currently available PSUs
     
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  11. CameronBater

    CameronBater TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18


    Your right - first appearances seem to be the exact same case with exact same writing as the corsair but as with most things in technology these days I would suspect that the contents are made by a variaty of manufacturers than built by the guy with his name on the case - most relevant example computers you can have so many different manufacturers names on 1 motherboard alone.


    So would you recomend the Fortron Aurum Gold at h £78.72?
     
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,968   +738

    The Aurum Golds are good units. Scan (the eBay trader) has the 600w as not being Haswell+ low power sleep state (C7) compatible, but a check of the FSP site says that it is. Also oddly, Scan are quoting a 2-year warranty when the FSP unit carries a 5-year warranty.

    The cables are quite long so you shouldn't have any reach issues with most standard sized computer chassis.
     
  13. CameronBater

    CameronBater TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18


    Looks like thats the one I'm getting then
     


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