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Old 01-27-2007, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I went out today and bought the following:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz
Asus P5B-Deluxe Wi-Fi
OCZ 2GB P800R22GK PLATINUM (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800MHz
Seagate 320GB SATA2 HDD
Lite-On DVD-RW w/ LightScribe
Cooler Master Centurion 5

This computer will not be used for gaming much, and im planning to buy an average video card for now. I also need a 500+W power supply. Suggestions?
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You won't need a 500w+ PSU if you are using a low end video card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104952
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm thinking X1650 PRO for now?
I want a 500W psu just because I will probably sell the video card later and upgrade
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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X1650PRO or 7600GT? Which is the better choice?
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Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi Motherboard
OCZ PLATINUM REV2 2GB (1GB*2) DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA2 HDD
eVGA 7600GT 256MB PCI-E Video Card
LITE-ON DVDRW w/ LightScribe
Lite-ON DVD-ROM Drive
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case
FSP Group Fortron Blue Storm 500W PSU
Logitech MX 3000 Cordless Desktop
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
Acer AL2223W
Windows Vista Ultimate
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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VC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130073

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Will the 7600GT run good with Vista Ultimate?
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Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi Motherboard
OCZ PLATINUM REV2 2GB (1GB*2) DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA2 HDD
eVGA 7600GT 256MB PCI-E Video Card
LITE-ON DVDRW w/ LightScribe
Lite-ON DVD-ROM Drive
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case
FSP Group Fortron Blue Storm 500W PSU
Logitech MX 3000 Cordless Desktop
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
Acer AL2223W
Windows Vista Ultimate
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The 7600gt is a very decent card for "light" gaming...in fact you can play almost any game with that card, just not at high settings...

Im no Vista expert but I doubt that video cards need to be "Vista" compatible...so yes, that EVGA 7600gt is an excellent choice...

As far as the PSU goes....dont cheap out....you may want to add or upgrade later....there is no need to go any less than 500W, even though that rating is somewhat deceptive...

The idea here is too have more that enough power so you dont have to worry about difficult troubleshooting problems with a lower wattage unit....

here's a couple good ones:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934

this is the same price as the OCZ 520w so if you want something very solid:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001

Hope that helps..Enjoy your build...and let us know how she performs!
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yes.. im going with the first antec one..

and as for the video card, im going to go for a 7600GT if its going to run vista well.


Antec 500w psu
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...311&cid=PS.808

eVGA 7600GT
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=E145-7922


Thanks for your help!
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Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi Motherboard
OCZ PLATINUM REV2 2GB (1GB*2) DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA2 HDD
eVGA 7600GT 256MB PCI-E Video Card
LITE-ON DVDRW w/ LightScribe
Lite-ON DVD-ROM Drive
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case
FSP Group Fortron Blue Storm 500W PSU
Logitech MX 3000 Cordless Desktop
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
Acer AL2223W
Windows Vista Ultimate
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Antec is a very reputable brand of PSU's...but after reviewing my choices, the Smartpower has had some issues and is a little weak for your video card....

sorry, but i guess price is an issue for you.... heres some other Canadian choices:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5P-VE%20FMA%20

This is on sale and a great deal:

http://www.a-power.com/product-2048-342-2

or:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...%20Electronics

(wow...a 7600GT for $114 CAD? ....what a deal!)
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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im thinking of getting these two from newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130073
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937
the total is 195us for both including shipping which is cheaper than anywhere else....


Is there anything else in the same price range as the Antec one? How is it weak for the video card..
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Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi Motherboard
OCZ PLATINUM REV2 2GB (1GB*2) DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA2 HDD
eVGA 7600GT 256MB PCI-E Video Card
LITE-ON DVDRW w/ LightScribe
Lite-ON DVD-ROM Drive
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case
FSP Group Fortron Blue Storm 500W PSU
Logitech MX 3000 Cordless Desktop
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
Acer AL2223W
Windows Vista Ultimate
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