Help me decide; build comp or buy?

Do they come with the PSU or do I have to buy them extra?

They come with. Read the information and stuff it’ll always tell you all the stuff with it.

The Type-R 580W Modular Power Supply from Hiper is a high performance, heavy duty, no-holds-barred, PSU that can take anything you throw at it. Pushing a 630W maximum power output rating, this power supply is perfect for high end gaming systems that thirst for wanton and gratuitous portions of electricity. Aviation style connectors and gold-plated pins guaranty consistent power delivery. Support for ATX 12V v2.2, Intel BTX, SATA, and PCI Express allows you to build your muscle machine with maximum performance.

High luster mirrored titanium finishing on a beefy 1.0mm thick chassis shows Hiper’s commitment to quality. The unit itself comes in a unique utility box style container that can be reused for storage or for transporting your caffeine to LAN parties. The Type-R 580W Modular Power Supply from Hiper is the perfect modular power supply for users that demand the highest performance.

Unique user friendly modular design to reduce excess cables
Patented design device extension cables
Supports ATX 12V up to v2.2 and Intel BTX configuration
Complies with all Intel and AMD CPU specification requirement
nVIDIA SLI Certified
Gold plate connector, prevents rust and bad connections
Connects up to 4 SATA HDD and 8 other component devices
Dedicated PCI Express Connector
EZ-Grip Molex Connector
Aviation type heavy duty modular connector
1 x 20/24-pin Mainboard
1 x 4-pin P4
2 x 6-pin PCI Express
4 x SATA
8 x 4-pin Molex
1 x 4-pin FDD
Power Input:
Voltage: 100~120 VAC
Current: 8/5A
Frequency: 60/50Hz
DC Power Output:
+3.3V: 32A
+5V: 36A
+12V1: 20A
+12V2: 18A
-12V: 0.8A
+5VSB: 2.5A
Sustained Power Output: 560W
Maximum Power Output: 630W
Protection: OVP, OVC, SCP
Dimensions: 150 x 86 x 158 (W x H x D)

Will the case ive chosen be alright for that PSU?

If it is the thermaltake tusuami yes you’ll be fine.

I am also in the same situation, I went with the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe MB, and a Seasonic 600W PSU, with a WD 150Gig RaptorX HD, I also went with the AMD A64x2/3800 CPU (Dual Core) and the ATI MSI PCI-E 256mb Video Card. I havent figured out what my second HD will be yet but I am leaning towards a SATA 3.0 HD. The MB has 6 SATA connections. Just an example of my choices and I was helped by some of the best members on this board.

Has anyone heard of ‘the cooling shop’?? Is it legit?

I would use either of these to be honest I heard nothing on that site yet.

It seems legit.

Ok here is my computer:
580W Hiper HPU-4B580 Type R Modular ATX2.2 SLI PSU - UV Blue
Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000SWA Silver w/Window (No PSU)
AMD ATHLON 64 3500+ 512KB SOCKET 939 VENICE Processor

All ok?
After ive chosen my graphics card what do I need?

RAM is all I see missing in that set-up since you have the HDD and the DVDRW’s already. You might want to invest in some at least 2 or 3 good fans to ventilate the case well. On this you can go cheap and get loud running fans or go well and get very quiet ones.

Here’s the fans I’d choose 120’s they are very good but don’t know the prices of them for your area. Also you’ll need to see if you are able to connect to your case with those sizes it will tell you this in the features/conections. Your case may supply you with some fair ones that’ll be ok to use on this set-up as well. You’ll have plenty of power to run the extra fans too from the choice PSU you chose. Anything else?

btw dr. who, I am in the UK and so cant buy from american on line etailers.

I saw that with the coolingshop website. But I hope I was very helpful in explaining thing. I’m still doing my homework on my new rig too.

more money lol :bigsmile:

I have a tsunami and a Hiper 580 you will need to remove the USB/Firewire/Sound block thingy at the top of the case to fit it in which is a simple procedure however it can be a little annoying getting it back in sort of a ‘wish i had 3 hands’ type of thing but its not that hard.

Which is better the 6800GT or the 7800GS Nvidia card?

I’m still studying video cards so maybe someone else with this knowlege can assist you on this on.

btw if you’re in the UK you may want to check out gladiators pre-built systems

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ Socket 939
    • nVIDIA NForce 4 SLI Motherboard
    • nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS 256MB DDR PCI-Express
    • 1024MB DDR PC3200 Memory
    • 160GB 7200RPM SATA II 8MB Hard Drive
    • 16x DVD±RW ReWriter (Dual Layer)
    • 16x DVD-ROM
    • Enermax CS-527B Black Knight Midi Tower Case
    • 550W Low Noise Power Supply
    • Floppy Drive and 7 in 1 Card Reader
    • 8-Channel Stereo Sound
    • 10/100/1000Mbps LAN,
    • USB 2.0

[B]£629.00[/B] (Inc VAT)

too late lol already ordered parts

which is a better card?? This one;

or the one at the bottom of this page;

Just ordered this one;

I would coose nvidia. Why are you going with a PCI? I would use an AGP or a PCI-E 16X