is my current PC build. I actually have revision 4.1 and 5.0. Two identical motherboards with very slight differences. The second motherboard, though... is currently in a disassembled state. It also needs a processor, RAM, PSU and case... but that's down the line.
The graphics card is a random nVIDIA GeForce 240 graphics card, if you're wondering why it's not referenced on the PCPartPicker site. No, I'm not using integrated graphics... I don't remember who manufactured it and I don't care enough to bother to check.
That said, I'd like to replace the power supply because it is wonky. I need to RMA it... or maybe I shouldn't and just trash it. Why, you ask? The PSU likes to die if someone accidentally wiggles the power cord. Then blap, it's dead and I have to power it back on.
I also seem to be having some struggles in turning the PC back on, which tells me that the PSU is dying, so I need to replace it before I completely lose the PSU.
The data and such is fine on the HDD, I use HDSentinel Pro to monitor the health of the hard drive. Very minor data loss have occurred, usually in the form of mIRC chat logs each time the PC blaps itself... either for some unknown reason, or I unintentionally derptastically bumped the power cord with my foot. ಠ_ಠ Everything that's important to me is backed up to Dropbox, so if it dies for some reason, I can start over with another PC.
That said... my requirement for the PSU is as follows:
1. It must fit in the current Rosewill Line-M case. I'll probably eventually replace it or modify it, because the hard drive placement in this case is such a damn pain in the ass.
2. Be fully modular, 80 plus Gold. None of that bullshit Corsair fully modular marketing shenanigan. I mean fully
3. It must be quiet, or if it is not quiet, I hope I can replace the fan in it with a silent fan that works with it.
Furthermore, I'm using a 23" TV as a monitor. I'll eventually replace it with 3x monitors. I'll probably replace the GPU with an AMD variant. Or stay with nVIDIA, due to their Linux driver stability. (I'm not switching to Linux until W7 EOLs.) Thoughts on that?
Also, ignore the CPU/CPU-Fan incompatibility warning. It's compatible. I'm using it right now in the PC and it works wonderfully well. I've informed PCPartPicker that the warning is incorrect.
Incidentally, any case fans to recommend for this PC? I'd like to make the fans as silent as possible... if that's even possible. Another incidental note is that this PC is on 24/7. It only gets shut down when I'm doing maintenance to the PC, which is rare as it stays remarkably clean inside.