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Old 11-29-2005, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan to buy this baby :

http://www.cancomputer.com/index.php?sku=3586

Do you think thats going to be good for playing games like Doom 3, NFS, POSSIBLY BF2. And will i need any specific mobo or power supply to go with it?
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It should play them all pretty well. I'd suggest at least 350W for that thing, and you need a mobo with PCI-E x16.
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what kind of psu would u suggust for an sli system?? would 420 watt be enough... i doubt it maybe 500 watt??
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let me restate what i last said.. dumb question, i will say, what is a good psu for an sli setup
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Antec truepower 550W power supply

Enermax all in one 600W power supply

OCZ powerstream 600W power supply
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I'll need a 600W ? Wow. Well im pretty sure my mobo has that PCI-E thing : http://www.cancomputer.com/index.php?sku=2887

and my power supply i was planning on getting was only a 420 i believe, so i might have to do some more searching. I hope this is what i'll need though, i don't know if i can go any higher with the price : http://www.cancomputer.com/index.php?sku=2316
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Do you think thats going to be good for playing games like Doom 3, NFS, POSSIBLY BF2. And will i need any specific mobo or power supply to go with it?

Yes =). It'll play them on good settings. Macdude's right about the rest, though personally i'd go with higher psu
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Higher? Well, can someone reccommend one thats good, yet, not TO expensive. I know that the PSU's a pretty important piece, i just got a bit of a budget hahah
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Higher? Well, can someone reccommend one thats good, yet, not TO expensive. I know that the PSU's a pretty important piece, i just got a bit of a budget hahah
Lol sorry, Nos's post kinda hijacked your thread

Pzero was suggesting psu's for higher end/sli systems in response to nos (er.... at least i think he was )

A 420 w psu would be fine for you, though I believe thermaltake is on the list of "never ever buy these psu's".

Ste has a good guide on psu's

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As for reliable Brand names
(more Expensive)
PC power and cooling
OCZ technolgies
Hiper

(Medium Priced)
Antec
Enermax

(lower priced)
forton (FPS Fortron)
Vantec

Some brands I mentioned have higher end power supplies and some lower end ones but for the most part it holds true.

The brands I stay away from and would never reccomend. Ever.
~Thermaltake (TT)
~Ultra
~Coolmax
~ASUS
~Sparkle
~RaidMax
~AeroCool
~AMS
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Thanks for the great post. That solves my problem
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