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Old 01-14-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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This motherboard you pick makes no sense. You should pick a Z77-based motherboard. We need the exact model of the power supply, as there are some Thermaltake units known to be not so good.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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This motherboard you pick makes no sense. You should pick a Z77-based motherboard. We need the exact model of the power supply, as there are some Thermaltake units known to be not so good.
Thank you so much. I made this build quickly and it was late and didnt catch that. Here is the mother board i chose and the powersupply.

Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

P.S. he is on a budget so if there is another motherboard that would be as good or better for a lower price please link it to me. Along with any of the other parts of the build.

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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The Thermaltake TR2 600W PSU is a good choice. Only negative is that some components could be of better quality. So the PSU long term reliability/durability may be questionable.

A better PSU could be this.

The Asus P8Z77-V LX motherboard is OK. But a better (IMO) and cheaper board is this.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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I had a Thermaltake TR2 600 once, and i was rather unimpressed by it. Not only were there build quality issues (junk caps, messy soldering), but it was noisy for an 80plus bronze and in the Aussie market at least, they are overpriced. I'd say go with a Seasonic G550 or S12II any day.
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The Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W is not a good PSU. For about $15 more than the S12II get the Seasonic G550. This is a modern design and much better quality.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151119

You are getting an overclocking chip and a performance MB match it with the best power foundation you can afford.
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From what the OP said, though, it looks like he already has the TR2. It's not quite the kind of thing that will blow up and fry a PC under an insanely light load (like A-Power and Leadman). If you already have it, it will probably be fine, but I wouldn't purchase one in future.
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What I understood was the use of old parts for a new build, which is very common. Though using an old PSU that came with questionable quality to begin with for some of the best parts available for a new overclocking computer is very poor practice and/or judgment.

I do understand that not everyone can afford the best of everything but but this is not a minimum budget build and that Seasonic G series is just about the best value available if you live in the states. Some of your links have made me aware that the market is different down under.
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...using an old PSU that came with questionable quality to begin with for some of the best parts available for a new overclocking computer is very poor practice and/or judgment.
I agree with you and wouldn't trust a TR2 for longer than a few years use. For some reason I was under the impression that the TR2 was brand new (although when I re-read the post, he didn't actually specify). My advice to the OP would be that if it's brand new, use it for now, but replace it when you can. If it's a few years old, then get yourself a Seasonic (or XFX if it's any cheaper).

FWIW, I wouldn't be surprised if my Delta DPS-750CB is still going strong 10 or even 15 years from now.

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Some of your links have made me aware that the market is different down under.
Very much so. The G-550 isn't available for any less than $135AUD (in spite of the Aussie dollar being worth slightly more than the US dollar). For $85 from newegg, it's a bargain.

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FWIW, I wouldn't be surprised if my Delta DPS-750CB is still going strong 10 or even 15 years from now.
I'm not familiar with this unit but assuming it has the best electrolytic caps can they really last that long???
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