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Old 08-21-2006, 12:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok in that case then I'll probally go with the higher wattage PS then
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Anyway, the DS3 is a fine motherboard, if you don't wish to spend more money on a mobo than what the DS3 costs, then it will do you good, lots of people own it and gave very good opinions on it.

However I did hear that the E6600 works better on 975X Based motherboard.

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600 watts is a lot.....I don't think you will need more than 550 ....hardware is just getting more and more efficient.

I have a ****load of stuff running off my Antec 500w and it's just fine and dandy. 3 hard drives ....2 in a RAID 0 array...an overclocked dual core CPU less efficient than the Core 2 Duo.....tons of fans, a dvd-rw, an OC'd GPU...2 cold cathode.s...
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Anyway, the DS3 is a fine motherboard, if you don't wish to spend more money on a mobo than what the DS3 costs, then it will do you good, lots of people own it and gave very good opinions on it.

However I did hear that the E6600 works better on 975X Based motherboard.

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Yeah, and that ASUS is an nForce 4... I haven't heard much at all about Conroe overclocks on an nForce 4 motherboard... But I have heard good things about 965 and 975's

If I were you I'd go with the DS3 out of those two motherboards.
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Sorry for the double post, hit quote instead of edit.
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600 watts is a lot.....I don't think you will need more than 550 ....hardware is just getting more and more efficient.

I have a ****load of stuff running off my Antec 500w and it's just fine and dandy. 3 hard drives ....2 in a RAID 0 array...an overclocked dual core CPU less efficient than the Core 2 Duo.....tons of fans, a dvd-rw, an OC'd GPU...2 cold cathode.s...
Yeah I have a 7900GT, 6 harddrives, 2 optical drives and an X2 3800+ on a 450w Antec.
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Yeah, and that ASUS is an nForce 4... I haven't heard much at all about Conroe overclocks on an nForce 4 motherboard... But I have heard good things about 965 and 975's

If I were you I'd go with the DS3 out of those two motherboards.
ahh my bad, I saw ASUS so I instantly guessed they are talking about the Asus P5B-DH-Deluxe.

Either way, out of those two, DS3 DEFINANTLY! IF oyu can affored the asus I talked about, then the asus it is, hmm although perhaps the DFI Infinity 975X/G would also be good for you over the DS3 if you can't affored the asus, since as I said, I did hear that the E6600 tends to work better on 975X's.

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You can get a good idea of your PS needs are by filling in the blanks .I like this configurator because its current with the latest hardware.I went with a Enermax EG851AX 660 watt , which is sli ready and approved by Nvidia .Check the sli zone for comapatible Hardware.
I to have gotten the 7950GX2 but still unsure of the Motherboard.While the 1 you have selected is the best sli performer to date ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe , your limited on your overclock ability of around 3150 Mgz . So im still looking for a new release on the 590 chset or Intel chipset with sli support.
I want to be able to OC above 3150 more like 3500 big difference.
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OMG! That's the most useful link I've seen in weeks! :classic:
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Yeah according to that calculator my setup uses 397 watts.

I don't see why people always get these crazy PSUs..you're just spending extra money...especially on electricity
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Yeah, and mine uses 419 watts.

And with my Conroe coming tomorrow or so, I am okay to overclock to 4Ghz if I wanted, my 450w PSU is enough.
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