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Old 04-05-2009, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2 Quick Questions... PSU & Mobo

Aside from aesthetics... I cant see a difference in specs between these two mobos? is there something i'm missing that warrants the extra cost?:
Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


Also, I really like my corsair 750tx, would love to stick with them, but I'm building this new system planning on going 2 gtx285s with potential for a third if I ever find I need it... I know it's overkill, but its something I've always wanted to try and my monitors have gotten progressively larger every few months.... is the 850tx enough? if I need a 1k or higher... who makes good ones? (read reviews, but i never saw anything say "you need atleast Xwatts
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850 would be enough for SLI...but I don't know about tri. You'd need about 95amps or something close to it for tri.

the boards, i'm not to sure. one is A1 and the other TR. The TR is $30 cheaper for some reason. Probably just a more updated board. Maybe ask on the evga forums.
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The boards really don't look like they have any differences, even the package contents are the same. You may want to get more detailed specs from EVGA's website.

As for PSUs, these look pretty good.

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I personally like the Silverstone and the Corsair.
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Yeah, there is a difference. The TR version only has a 2 year warranty, whereas the A1 version has a lifetime warranty.

From EVGA website:
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Part number suffix-warranty key:

Lifetime:
The EVGA limited lifetime warranty is only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-A1, -A2, -A3, -A4, -AR, -AX, -CR, -CX, -DX, -FR, -FX, -SG, -SX.
1+2:

EVGA 1 + 1 limited warranty only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-LA, -LE, -LR, -LX, -T1, -TR, -TX.

Make sure you register your board within thirty days after your purchase, or the lifetime warranty will be downgraded to 1 year, and the 2 year warranty will be downgraded to 1 year.

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Yeah, there is a difference. The TR version only has a 2 year warranty, whereas the A1 version has a lifetime warranty.

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Make sure you register your board within thirty days after your purchase, or the lifetime warranty will be downgraded to 1 year, and the 2 year warranty will be downgraded to 1 year.

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Thank you for that, i was wondering... I think i'll save the extra money and deal with the warranty... given I'll probably end up upgrading in a year anyways... I can never leave well-enough alone..

as for the PSU... if 1000 is enough that sounds good to me.. I wish nvidia would say you need atleast this or that... but I guess different PSU's have different actual outputs...
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