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Old 06-13-2006, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. This is what I'm planning to buy my computer:

Motherboard - Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe/Wireless Edition Socket AM2 nVidia nForce 590 SLI MCP Chipset 2 x PCI Express x16 Slot Full x16 Speed SLI Ready Dual-Ch DDR2/800/667/533 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Dual GB Lan 8-Ch High Definition Audio Support DTS IEEE 1394a WiFi-AP Solo USB Wireless 802.11 b/g Ready

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual Core Socket AM2 Windsor 2.4GHZ 2000FSB 2X1MB 90NM Retail Box

Graphic Card - BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC(580MHz) 256MB GDDR3(1.45GHz) 1 Dual-Link DVI-I, HDTV-Out SLI Ready PCI-Express x16 Graphics Card

Case - Thermaltake Xaser Armor VA8000BWS Super Tower (Black) w/ Aluminum Front, Transparent Side Panel

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SATA (WD2500JD) 250GB 7200RPM 8MB Buffer (OEM)

Optical Drive 1 - Lite-On SHM-165H6S 16x 8x 8x / 16x 6x 4x / 5X / 16x / + 48x 24x 48x LightScribe, DVD-RAM, Double Layer DVD+/-R9 DVD-Writer Retail Box

Optical Drive 2 - LG 52X CD-RW/16X DVD-ROM Combo Drive (Black) (OEM)

PSU - OCZ (OCZ600GXSSLI) GameXStream 600 Watt Power Supply, Dual GPU, SLI compable

RAM - OCZ PC2-6400 DDR2-800 Platinum XTC 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel Kit (OCZ2P8002GK)

Not included will be an additional video card for SLI, two more S-ATA HDs at 7200 RPM and water cooling system.

I dont know if this PSU is enough for all that: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...273350&CatId=0
Its 550 W.

Please help me and how many watts I would need thanks! ^_^

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Old 06-13-2006, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look at either a Antec True Power 550, PC and Power cooling 510, or OCZ Mod Stream 520. And its not all about watts


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Old 06-13-2006, 09:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a OCZ Modstream (one of the ones mentioned by Lord Anthrax), and have no complaints about it.


Aside from it being modular (you connect only what you need), it's reliable and quiet

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Old 06-13-2006, 09:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i have the same exact question... i'm building for my friend and am not sure if the power supply will be enough....

Antec Soltion Series Black Steel Case with 350w SmartPower

Gigabyte GA-81945P-G socket 775 mobo Link

Diamind X1300 Pci Express 256mb graphics card (recommends a whopping 440 watt psu) Link

Intel Pentium D 930 Presler Processor at 3.0ghz no overclocking

Corsair Valuselect DDR2 Ram at 533mhz (2 512mb sticks dual channel)

A nameless dvd burner he already has

and a mid-range cpu cooler

hopefully the 350w psu is enough, no overclocking is gonna be done in this rig. I have a nice antec 380q in my own system which works fine, but with a radeon 9800 pro, and no dual core... better specs though on everything else

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