Ok here’s an update of what I’m trying to do.
Please critique this build as you see fit keep in mind I want to save money. Let me tell you really quickly what I’m trying to do, besides the obvious of saving some money. I want to play GTA IV really bad. Honestly, just so I can play lcpdfr. But anyways, I was watching this video
and learned a lot from that. I think I’m going to go AMD. Price and benchmarks put the AMD Phenom II X4 965 black right up there with i7. That’s great, so I thought. My issue lies in the fact that I have a total of 4 HDD which I would like to use. I listed them earlier but for convenience here they are again
- Seagate Momentus 5400.6 250 GB disk drive (snatched it from an old PS3 I had)
- Toshiba Disk Drive MK1255GSX 120 GB and a
- Western Digital WD800BEVT 80 GB Disk Drive.
- Hitachi N13508 E182115 60GB HDD
. The issue is this when I search for a motherboard with 4 SATA 3.0 connections I can never find a 3.0 USB connection. Beyond that and more imperative is that the wattage is low on those motherboards. Honestly, I can only find them with 95w and I need 125w for the 965 Black. So I created this build but it’s a little too costly for me. I don’t want to skimp on the PSU nor the video card or CPU. I want my cake and I want to eat it to damnit.
I’m not sure what to do at this point. I want to use my 4 HDD cause I get a nice about of storage for no additional cost but I’m stuck with low wattage motherboards which don’t help me in the fact that I would like the 965 black. Help lol.
P.S. It’s amazing what a little research can do for you. The internet is awesome. Thanks guys