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Old 02-11-2008, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How solid is this, in terms of bang for buck? I'm a noob. I'm not going to overclock.

Cooler Master 690 (X-Mas Gift)
Evga 8800GT (G92) Stock Speeds (Bought already)
Ultra X-Connect 2 550W (X-Mas Gift)

Samsung CD/DVD Burner
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

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ASUS P5K-E Mobo

If I don't overclock, how many total watts will everything need/use? Because I read the PSU is only 530W really. If I need to replace the PSU, can one of you people link a $70-ish-ish PSU with good performance that will power everything? Here's why. Read the review for August 10th 2006.

Ultra X2 ULT31851 550-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 120mm Fan, SLI Ready, SATA-Ready, 2024-Pin, Modular at TigerDirect.com

Now, do any of you know if the PSU will be compatible with the Mobo? Kinda hoping no, so I can get a better PSU. Thanks.

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I used this to HELP determine the total wattage everything will use.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator v2.5

Any1 have the paid subscription to this site though? I got 391w's. With 100% load and 30% capacitor. Remember I won't be a oc'er. So thats what? A little under 2 years 24/7 use 100% load and 30% capacitor, the psu should last? Am I right on that?
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The PSU should be fine as long as you don't SLI. Im not to sure of the brand of PSU though. All should be ok though. Happy building.
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Yea, I'm not sure about the PSU brand either. A PSU teir I found had Ultra in Teir 2. But only the X3 and X-Pro model lines. And if you've read my previous threads. I'm a single card techie.

Have any of you guys seen that PSU calculator before?
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hmm, I was told by somebody that its not the watts you should be to concerned about, rather, the voltage.
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I read that too. I'll have my brother check it (PSU) before he opens it. Cause the exact card I have needs +12 volts at 22 amps. And the most amps the psu puts out is 18 amps at +12 volts.

Just noticed it late last night, after we bought the stuff
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Yeah you look at the amount of rails and the number of amps on each rail. You pretty much just add up all the amps on the 18v rails. 36+ amps is pretty good and around 500+ watts should be ok. I personally would get this powersupply because of the rebate and the price/performance.

Newegg.com - Antec Neo Power 500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply 100Vac to 240Vac +/- 10% UL, CUL, TUV, CE, FCC, CCC, CB, C-tick - Retail

btw, its plenty for ur system
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I'll consider that psu, if the ultra psu won't work.
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I just read on newegg, a review, that the E8400 does not work on the same mobo I bought. Any1 have friends with the same mobo and cpu or is that just a bad mobo? Said he tried 2 different asus p5k-e and it said it was corrupted or something. Should I already prepare to ship it back? He reviewed it the day after I bought it.

Customer Reviews Of ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

The first one.
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Yea, I'm not sure about the PSU brand either. A PSU teir I found had Ultra in Teir 2. But only the X3 and X-Pro model lines. And if you've read my previous threads. I'm a single card techie.

Have any of you guys seen that PSU calculator before?
that thing is so wrong lol, said i needed 900 watts for a quad/watercool/raid 0 system
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Anyone know about the compatability isues with the E8400 and ASUS P5K-E?
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