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Old 05-02-2007, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wheres ur psu? are u using hte stock Antec one? bad idea.... use this biostar mobo.... its 5$ more and better performer and a better oc'er - BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail try this mobo

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Old 05-02-2007, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I checked into that mobo. My only problem is that I don't know if BIOSTAR is reliable and makes quality mobos.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I definitely choose a quality (not stock) PSU, Antec, FSP Group, OCZ, PC power and cooling, were some of the better brands I've heard of. Never skimp on the PSU, if your PSU fails it can take all your hardware with it. here's a wattage calculator: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5

A personally would go with an ASUS, I have an MSI board and I don't like it, but mines a budget board. It got good reviews and if you like MSI go for it.

are you going to OC any? if so go for some higher quality DDR2 800 ram. if not, DDR2 800 is still very close in price to 667 so it could be a little performance boost.

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I've always had good experiences with thermaltake PSU's, I installed alittle over two dozen of them in computers I built where I worked last about 4 years ago and my friend who still works there says the only few that aren't still kicking had nothing to do with the PSU. Oddly enough I had a Antec Truepower blow a rail three months out of the box.
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No, I wasn't planning on OCing.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would get this CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

slightly faster and 65nm design is better. If you can't make the extra 10 bucks then buy the 4400+.

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