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Old 05-01-2008, 06:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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For a power supply, how much is need, is 500 watts enough for a 9600gt and a dual core processor? Im not sure about that
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
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depends, what all are you going to be running for other drives?

also read up on the power supply guide we have. just do a search for it. its quite comprehensive and will tell you everything you need to know about psu's and how to make the right choice on your psu.
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Ok, i made this build for myself, is this good?
PHILIPS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA
NZXT Apollo Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Case
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
EVGA GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0x16
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power ATX 12V V2.01 550W Power Supply
Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800
GIGABYTE 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

oh yeah, does that graphics card work with that motherboard, and which is TRUELY better, the 8800gt or the 9600gt?
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:29 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The graphics card will work with that motherboard and the 8800gt is about 15% faster than the 9600gt. Also I would get a Corsair 450vx instead of the Cooler Master. It will provide more than enough power for your system.

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Okay, i made the change with the psu you offered. But now i have to buy my operating system..UGH its like 150...but should i get XP or vista? and do i need any extra fans or is my build complete? would i be able to order all that + vista/xp and then start building? PLEASE TELL ME IF IM MISSING SOMETHING !!!! My case comes stock with 2x120mm fans, is that good enough?
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2x 120mm fans should be fine. I would go with Vista Home Premium for the os since it is cheaper than xp and has dx10.

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Okay, so do I have all the necessary parts to build My personal dream comp, compraed to the freaking stock a350n? PLEASE TELL ME IF I AM MISSING ANYTHING!!!!!
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I don't recomend getting a Dell if you're looking to upgrade in the future, you dont want the same problem you have now, I have a dell and i cant upgrade it very much at all.

Edit: sorry didnt read the rest of the thread, was just ranting about dell... xD
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Okay, so do I have all the necessary parts to build My personal dream comp, compraed to the freaking stock a350n? PLEASE TELL ME IF I AM MISSING ANYTHING!!!!!
It looks like you have everything you need.
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why dont u save money and get the e2220 instead and get the ds3l board... you oc that e2200 to about 2.6-8ghz easily on stock volts!
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