What do you think? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2012, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Posts: 13
Default What do you think?

So Ive got a build and I would like to know what you guys think here it is

FANS- Newegg.com - COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation

RAM- Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX16C10B1RK2/16

Power supply- Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

SDD- Newegg.com - Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N120GB3-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HARD DRIVE- Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

CASE- Newegg.com - COUGAR Solution Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fan and USB 3.0

VIDEO CARD- Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

MOTHER BOARD- Newegg.com - ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor- Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450
__________________

Holy IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,306
Default Re: What do you think?

What is the purpose of this build?
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Veraster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 304
Default Re: What do you think?

Looks good for a budget build. Not sure why you picked that fan though. For a $17 fan, 1500 rpm isn't very good. It's also only designed to be mounted vertically.
I use Cooler Master LED fans. They spin fast at 2000rpm (better cooling), have cool LEDs and don't cost as much so you can buy more of them
Veraster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,306
Default Re: What do you think?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Veraster View Post
Looks good for a budget build. Not sure why you picked that fan though. For a $17 fan, 1500 rpm isn't very good. It's also only designed to be mounted vertically.
I use Cooler Master LED fans. They spin fast at 2000rpm (better cooling), have cool LEDs and don't cost as much so you can buy more of them
Lesson time.
If this build is geared for gaming then it's a bunch of poor decision parts. Again, if it isn't geared for multi-threaded still poor decision and things need to be changed. Ask the purpose first, so you can steer in the right direction.

Next, like I said before RPM does not equal cooling capacity. At 1500RPM that fan does 70CFM. That is excellent for 17 bucks. Not only that, it is hydro-bearing. It will last a very long time if taken care of. I'm talking over 10 years constant use and no squeak.
Remember, a fans measurement of air cooling is how much flow it has which is CFM. Most fans have to spin around 2500RPM to push 70CFM to give you an idea. Noctua fans do around 54-60 at 1200RPM with a high constant static pressure which is great for CPU cooling.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Veraster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 304
Default Re: What do you think?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PP Mguire View Post
Next, like I said before RPM does not equal cooling capacity. At 1500RPM that fan does 70CFM. That is excellent for 17 bucks. Not only that, it is hydro-bearing. It will last a very long time if taken care of. I'm talking over 10 years constant use and no squeak.
Remember, a fans measurement of air cooling is how much flow it has which is CFM. Most fans have to spin around 2500RPM to push 70CFM to give you an idea. Noctua fans do around 54-60 at 1200RPM with a high constant static pressure which is great for CPU cooling.
Thanks for clarifying my stupidity lol.

What steps would you take to make these fans last longer anyway? Also, I have a stupid question.
Those fans go 1200rpm and deliver 70CFM at 12 volts, right? Would 17 volts= 99 CFM at 1700rpm or would those fans just explode? You can safely supply 17 volts to a normal PC fan (I've had two fans running @ 17 volts in my Xbox 360 for 4 years) but would it burn out that particular fan?

On topic:

It will be helpful to know what the budget for this pc is along with what you will be using it for.
Veraster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 02:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,306
Default Re: What do you think?

The Vortex are 1500RPM at 70CFM as their official rating, and yea that should be at 12v. Noctua rans are 1200RPM at 5v.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 03:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Posts: 13
Default Re: What do you think?

Yeah its gaming I would like to let the budget stay under a 800 dollars but I can go a little over
Holy IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,306
Default Re: What do you think?

Read this here. It'll explain my decisions.
Your CPU and modern games: A guide to those building.

I retained everything except the CPU, GPU, RAM, and motherboard.

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

If you want to cut the budget a bit for a better GPU then.
Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

If not then this.
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

With the 650ti you have a little less than 50 bucks to play with.
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.