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Old 11-05-2007, 03:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Motherboard:Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU:Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Case:Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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

PSU:COOLERMASTER eXtreme Power 550W RP-550-PCAR Power Supply Retail ***Free Shipping*** at ZipZoomfly

already have a X1900XT Video card

not going to break any records, but it's a pretty good build for under $500 and about $100 in Mail in rebates.

Lemme know what you guys think

oh and we're going to reuse his old HDD and CD drives
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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looks quite good to me except for the PSU. That power supply is crap....

I would recommend one of these for a budget PSU
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Retail

Newegg.com - Rosewill RT650-135-BK ATX12V v2.2 650W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, FCC, CB, CE, TUV, ROHS - Retail

Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series Dual Ball Bearing FanRD550N-2DC-SL-SLV ATX V2.2/SSI, EPS 12V 550W Active PFC Power Supply-SLI Ready, Auto Switching/90-264V UL, FCC, Chormed - Retail

You might want to add in an aftermarket cooler as well as I assume you'll be overclocking
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hhmm, yeah I just read the reviews on newegg for this PSU, and I guess the only problems they have with it is noise, but with a $30 MIR, which makes it come out to $30 I'm not sure what the problem is.

and I've heard bad things about Rosewill, haven't heard much on cooler master, although I assume it's not much better, only PSU I've used successfully is XClio, but they're rather pricey.

and so far I've only ordered the PSU...I guess I can cancel the order as it hasn't shipped yet.

anybody else have any beefs with the cooler master PSU? just wanna get some more reviews and suggestions on another PSU before i hit the bed or cancel my order.

EDIT: Oh and yes I will be overclocking, but my friend has a strict budget, so I'm going to order an aftermarket heatsink at a later time. I figure I can get it to 2.5 ghz on stock cooling conservatively.
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the x1900xt is not a very efficient card and the coolermaster doesn't have very beefy 12v+ rails, thats why I'm not recommending it. It will most likely run everything, but it will be operating close to its max capacity and I wouldn't recommend doing that on a cheapy PSU (coolermaster is not known for quality power supplies)

Also rosewill/fortron/xclio are all excellent budget power supplies...I'm not sure why you've heard bad things about Rosewill.
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rosewill makes great psu's for budget
cooler master not so much
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Dang, too late to cancel the order, well hopefully everything turns out ok, I'll let you guys know next week how everything goes.
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I have a question, now I was reading the required stuff for a X1950XT (not exact same card but close) and it says it requires 30Amps.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-550-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 550W Power Supply 110-115V/ 220-230V Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSM, FCC, CCC - Retail

this is the Power supply I ordered, and I'm wondering how I calculate Amps.

I guess the 12V rail has 16Amps? do i add up Amps? I don't get it, here's the link to the video card specs

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I run a x1900xt 512mb and I've got a Seasonic s12 500 watter.

Rig runs perfect. SO you should be alright regarding power.
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alright, awesome, thanks for giving me that confidence, I woulda hated for his computer to fizzle when i try and start it up.
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I've also known of a few people who had problems running x1900s and x1950s on power supplies with dual 12v rails with 15-16a each...

Only way to know is try i guess
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