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Boomalot 1 month ago

New build. Have not upgraded since 2011. Was running an I5-2500k. I picked up this 970GTX a year ago for 100$cdn. All the research I have done says it will last me another year or so, so I upgraded everything else. I know my MOBO is a little light. Only 2 sata ports. What do you think?


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Dreadvolt 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Very nice step up.

Boomalot submitter 1 point 1 month ago

My budget was only around 800$. Picked up a few case fans and some new thermal paste to clean up my video card when I switch it over.

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 1 month ago

Mobo = 4 SATA ports

The build looks great!

Swap the PSU for something more current and better quality-driven. These EVGA B/W series units were released over 5 years ago and even back then these were classed as a decent fit for entry-level systems (basic use or light gaming/productivity). If you were going to target a similar tiered unit in 2019, the newer entry level EVGA BR series is half decent for similar light workloads which i suspect is similarly priced.

For a gaming rig, you should move past the entry-level hot zone for something more versatile, more efficient, less likely to dissipate higher levels of heat with better/newer components and improved protection measures. The least I would target: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/FdRFf7/corsair-cx-2017-550w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020121-na or something top of it's class: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/dDH48d/corsair-txm-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020133-na

Boomalot submitter 1 point 1 month ago

I have an old corsair 550 from 2010...didn't trust it anymore. That mobo only has 2 sata ports on the right side of Mobo. Where are others? MSI only lists that MOBO as 2 sata ports.

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 1 month ago

2 ports facing-up

and 2 ports stacked together (little tower, one above the other) facing the right side (directly below the above 2 ports).