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

CameronBater

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"CAT 5E" is a Ethernet cable specification, that is completely irrelevant to purchasing Ethernet cards. CAT 5E cables can be used with 10/100/1000 Ethernet. CAT 6 is recommended if you are running more than one cable together for any distances at all. I'm not absolutely positive but I think CAT 6 has better shielding, to prevent cross talk at higher frequencies.

As to the question you were really meaning to ask, I'm not sure I follow. Some motherboards have options for WIFI, most don't. WIFI cards to the best of my knowledge never have Ethernet ports. However nearly all motherboards have Ethernet ports for wired networking. And all motherboard over the last few years have had 10/100/1000 connectivity, which would require at least CAT 5E cabling for the best communication possible.


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.
 

MrBlkfx1

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

ikesmasher

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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)
 

Darth Shiv

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It's generally not a good idea to purchase piecemeal simply because by the time you purchase the last items, the initial components you bought would also be cheaper. Having said that, if you're the type that has trouble saving then I'd recommend at least going with the latest components.

Absolutely - definitely consider looking at Haswell.
 

CameronBater

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Im sorry I meant certificartion. for example.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Bui...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1377381480&sr=1-1

80+ certifcations come in bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Its about efficiency and power use, but ive noticed that the certifications tend to result in a PSU that fails less than a PSU without the certifications.


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?
 

ikesmasher

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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.
 

dividebyzero

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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
 

CameronBater

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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


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.

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


So would you recomend the [FONT=Trebuchet]Fortron Aurum Gold at[/FONT] h £78.72?
 

dividebyzero

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So would you recomend the [FONT=Trebuchet]Fortron Aurum Gold at[/FONT] h £78.72?
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.
 

CameronBater

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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.


Looks like thats the one I'm getting then