Build Question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-02-2006, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 49
Default Build Question

Building a new rig but need some advice on the setup. Do these things go well together? And what PSU should i get?

CPU = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

MOBO = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128301

Video = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814135171

RAM = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145579

PSU = ??

BTW I will not be overclocking at all.
__________________

1ceHacka is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 123
Send a message via AIM to wxt38
Default

seems good but:

1)for the price of that 6800 get you can get a 7800
2)get a sli mobo if you really wants it.
__________________

wxt38 is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 10:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Waphlez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ohio, United States
Posts: 1,976
Default

first off don't get a 6800GT, get an evga 6800GS, the GS is just as fast as the GT for around 90-100 bucks cheaper, but if you plan on spending that much money you could get a 7800GT which is a lot better then the 6800GT.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130267

I would go with a better motherboard then that but if your not overclocking it should be okay.

I've always recommended the Antec Truepower 2.0 550 watt just make sure you don't cheap out on your PSU because it's like the heart of your system, if that goes everything else goes.
Waphlez is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 10:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 49
Default

^^^ post came while i was posting...
1ceHacka is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 10:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 123
Send a message via AIM to wxt38
Default

if you change you mind by not getting a sli mobo and wants a mid card don't get the sli ready one instead get this one. slightly better for the same price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130271
wxt38 is offline  
Old 03-03-2006, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Beefcake
I've always recommended the Antec Truepower 2.0 550 watt just make sure you don't cheap out on your PSU because it's like the heart of your system, if that goes everything else goes.
Ok read some reviews on that psu, and a few people had problem with it crapping out when they tried to use SLI. This is a problem since I will probably be running SLI a week or so after I build this. Is this true that it craps out?
1ceHacka is offline  
Old 03-03-2006, 11:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Nitestick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473
Default

i don't know about running sli but i have the TruePower 2.0 and i find its rock solid. the most stable psu i've seen.
Nitestick is offline  
Old 03-03-2006, 02:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Waphlez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ohio, United States
Posts: 1,976
Default

The one problem I have with those reviews is that most of the few that were unfortunate to get a bad PSU write a review on it when the PSU is actually very stable. No matter how solid or good a peice of hardware is there will always be some bad ones in the batch, and most of the time you get a good one.

Why would you go SLI and spend that much money when you can get a nice big powerful card like a X1900XT which runs around 500 bucks; and it outperforms a 7800 GTX 512MB and is more powerful then 6800's in SLI, and not have to worry about as much heat and power usage generated.
Waphlez is offline  
Old 03-03-2006, 02:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 172
Send a message via AIM to BillGates
Default

If you have the money you could always go with a OCZ Powerstream. Very nice PSU but pricey.
__________________

BillGates is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.