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Old 08-07-2006, 11:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Umm, getting a cheap Case and PSU could fug him over down the road.
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Don't ever go cheap with a PSU, that's one thing that could really obliterate everything in your computer.

For me, I believe that that is the most significant piece for computer.

But that's only my opinion.
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Is there any Conroe SLI boards out yet? I havent seen any.
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it'd be really helpful to know what video card and RAM you'd be using. not all RAM is compatible w/ all the AM2 motherboards so you'd wanna check on the manufacturer's website before buying the MOBO (ALSO if you have high latency RAM then getting you a MOBO that OC's really well is stupid.)

I agree w/ everything Drizo suggested except you should look into getting a good case. A cheaper alternative to the PSU he suggested would be an Antec True Power 550W (i've got one and they're reliable and only $85ish). maybe upgrade to SLI or a better processor if you want w/ the $160 in his build for the RAM.
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There's a guide somewhere here that suggest what's a good brand for psu and what's not...I really do think you have to reconsider on your purchase of a PSU.

And wat are you talking about, you cant buy a conroe mobo sli compatible (if there is), and the actual processor and still have room for anything else unde 600
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