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Old 06-27-2007, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a system and I got it all ordered but then I realised I had overlooked extra fans and whatnot. I will post my gear, I just want to know if I will stay cool enough.

Case (has two fans and a vent):
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

Video Card: Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail

Memory:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Motherboard: Newegg.com - ASUS M2NBP-VM CSM Socket AM2 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

PSU: Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply 115/230 V - Retail


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EDIT: Is that PSU enough for two harddrives?
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Should be fine, dont worry about it.

All ill say is change that psu to a Seasonic,OCZ, hiper, or silverstone, there the top brands, and get one thats about 500w, you wont need that much for your system but it just makes sure you have enough power in the future incase you upgrade any parts that require more power
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The cooling is fine....honestly you should have gotten a stronger PSU but it SHOULD work..

Also you should have gotten a brisbane chip not a Windsor.
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hmm if you have already ordered that psu see if you can cancel it, if not then it should be ok, if it isnt then you can always send it back, but i dout you'd have any issues
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That PSU is a good one in terms of stability but the amps on the 12's are very low..only 18 amps for todays system is quite low. You would be better with one of these

Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX400-PN, RoHS, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, 20+ 4 pin, PCI Express, 400W Power Supply - Retail

or even better this will last a good while.

Newegg.com - XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W ATX 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail
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I have ordered everything, in fact it is all here except my case (irony). I will stick with the current PSU and probably get another with my next order/upgrade. I will stick to one harddrive and one disc drive for now. I won't overclock anything and my home stays relatively cool.

If the PSU is underpowered, how will I know? crashes and instability?
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yep, but as i said it should be fine.
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Also for 50 bucks you can look at this PSUNewegg.com - Rosewill RP500-2 ATX 2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL - Retail
It looks as if you'll be fine though since you dont have anything incredibly power hungry.
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silverstone FTW!

i was also wondering if that tr2 was any good thinking bout it for a friends comp
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you should be fine wit that setup but if you would ever want a better heatsink i would look into the scythe ninja

if you want a suggestion on cooling i run the scythe ninja for a heatsink and my low temps are mid 30c's full load

Newegg.com - Scythe SCNJ-1100P 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
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