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    Computer Build

    Hi I was making a list of parts for a computer I'm gonna build, I wanted to ask for any modifications to the list or whether they are incompatible. Keep in mind this will be using Ubuntu (or fedora)!

    Here is the list:

    motherboard: Asus P8Z77-LE
    CPU: intel i5-3550
    PSU: True Power Trio TP3-550 (my old rig)
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2X1600C8B
    GPU:nVidia GeForce 7600 GT

    I mainly use SketchUp and some other stuff like GIMP, some OCing and basic uses.

    Any comments and help is appreciated!
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    Last edited by codingman; May 17th, 2012 at 10:32 PM.
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    Re: Computer Build

    You should be good for a while with that. It looks like that PSU has an 8-pin CPU power connector, but double-check, you may need one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812119267

    Other than that, I'm not sure how the 7600 GT compares to the Intel HD 2500 graphics that are on that CPU, but if you don't feel like buying another video card, it may well be worth the extra $30 or so to jump up to the i5-3570k with HD 4000 graphics.
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    The PSU has a 4-pin, not 8-pin, so I should be good.
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    Oh, and if anyone has any CPU suggestions, that would be very helpful.
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    Re: Computer Build

    Go with the i5-3570K instead of the 3550.
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    mmm... ok i guess, a little too pricey but I guess I can chip in 40 bucks.
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    My old 7600GT quit. I heard a pop and computer kept working. Next morning my wife could not get it to even turn on. I replaced power supply, still no power. replaced motherboard, still no power, then investigated 7600GT issues. My capacitors were almost all open on top where they had expanded. So which capacitors were used on your 7600GT will make a difference on its life.

    The 4000 graphics are a big improvement over the 3000 series.
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...vybridge&num=1

    Last page does hierarchy chart so you can compare performance.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ew,3107-7.html
    Within two levels or boxes you will not notice much change. The 3000 graphics are two boxes down from 7600GB so they are nearly equivalent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    My old 7600GT quit. I heard a pop and computer kept working. Next morning my wife could not get it to even turn on. I replaced power supply, still no power. replaced motherboard, still no power, then investigated 7600GT issues. My capacitors were almost all open on top where they had expanded. So which capacitors were used on your 7600GT will make a difference on its life.

    The 4000 graphics are a big improvement over the 3000 series.
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...vybridge&num=1

    Last page does hierarchy chart so you can compare performance.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ew,3107-7.html
    Within two levels or boxes you will not notice much change. The 3000 graphics are two boxes down from 7600GB so they are nearly equivalent.
    I'm not gonna use built-in graphics, i'm gonna be using the lucid virtu feature on the board to actually make use of it.
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    Re: Computer Build

    The onboard 4000 graphics would probably be better than the 7600.
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    Re: Computer Build

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    The onboard 4000 graphics would probably be better than the 7600.
    I'm not changing the card though. So I stay with built in.
    Last edited by codingman; May 17th, 2012 at 10:33 PM.
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