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Old 12-04-2008, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I read the PSU guide on the forum here, and I still did not understand it. I am looking for a good cooler and PSU for my new graphics card and processor. I am buying a AMD Phenom 8750 Toliman 2.4GHz, and hopefully one of the following cards: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4850 (I have read that this card runs very hot?), Gigabyte nVidia GeForce 9800GT, or a Gigabyte nVidia GeForce 9600GT. I need something that will keep both powered and cool. Any suggestions? I am buying from Newegg, I am hopeing to spend $50 for eatch if that is possible!
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This a great cpu cooler, and comes with TX-2 paste:
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

This would be a good cooler for your video card:
Newegg.com - ZALMAN VF1000 2 Ball VGA Cooler - VGA Cooling

The HD 4850 would be the best card to get imo.

Here is a psu as well:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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I appreciate your help and suggestions! I will definitely be looking to buy these
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Or the Corsair 520hx. Its a bit more, but it's modular. That means only the main power cables are permenatly attached. So you don't have extra power cables blocking your airflow.

Don't bother with the 9600.
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Yea the 520hx is modular but is has 3 12v rails. The 550vx has a single 12v, and psu's with a single 12v rail tend to have more quality. Plus the 550 is a lot cheaper compared to the 520.
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good point..that is more then enough cables that i will use
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Unless you know a budget, cost doesn't matter too much.

I don't think i've seen a definate on multi vs single rail, but they're both very good psus, and with him worried about temps...
Modular is the ticket.
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If I am looking to go a little less expesive, how does the Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W compare to the CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX for my needs?
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Yea, that will provide plenty of power. That's pretty much the best bang for your buck.
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I will juggle both ideas (leaning towards the Corsair), x-mas is coming around and I actually threw some of these things on the wanted list... in between a new set of golf clubs and multiple porn site memberships hahahaha:laughing: Thanks again for your help!
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