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Old 08-29-2009, 02:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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^ that's a pretty good case.


and with that PSU dont expect to add another 4780 but it will handle single GPU cards fine.
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Looks good to me.
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Do you already have a PSU? Don't have one on the list .

I'd recommend this one if you play on adding a second 4870 later Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Edit: Nvm on that 450w, 4870 takes two 6 pins and it only has one.
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Oh, whoops. I forgot to add that on the list :P

Newegg.com - PC Power &#38; Cooling Silencer PPCS420X 420W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

I'll be buying this to use for the PSU. Can't wait until tomorrow when I can order it all
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Umm, that PSU is pretty much the bare minimum for that GPU. Also you're gonna have to buy this since it requires 2x6 pin.
Newegg.com - LOGISYS AD201 12v Molex to 12V 6Pin Adapter - Adapters & Gender Changers

I would recommend going with a slightly better PSU.

Edit: This is only $10 more after MIR (still need the adapter listed above): Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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That one's only got one 6 pin as well... Do those adapters effect voltages at all? Or are 6pins just more expensive to make so they don't include 2 of them?
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Well, after talking to my friend, he decided to give me this PSU. Would this still need those adapters?

Newegg.com - SIGMA SHARK SP-585 585W ATX12V V2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

EDIT: Would buying case fans be a good idea? I want my comp to be quiet and cool.
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No you wouldn't need any adapters with that one, although I personally wouldn't use it. Never really heard of that brand and it has two rails. Don't quote me on this but I remember reading somewhere that a single higher capacity rail is more reliable and better than two.

I'd recommend this one Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies Far better brand and has a single +12v Rail. My Corsair's been running perfectly for 2 months so far, and everyone else seems to prefer Corsairs as well.

As for case fans I'm not sure. Wait till you get the case and see if the airflow is good or not. Depends on if you're getting another heat sink as well. With my case; the centurion 534, the airflow was great with the stock HSF, but once you get that big chunk of metal in there it kinda messed things up. Bought some scythe 1600rpm slipstreams, they're not the quietest, but the blow a lot of air.
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Well, after talking to my friend, he decided to give me this PSU. Would this still need those adapters?

Newegg.com - SIGMA SHARK SP-585 585W ATX12V V2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

EDIT: Would buying case fans be a good idea? I want my comp to be quiet and cool.
That PSU is BAD!

Even though the reviews are overall positive, the amperage and the brand both suck (which are more important than the wattage [most of the time])
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