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Old 05-26-2007, 07:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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suh-weet.
thats a fine case my friend.
now....another question. i know that we always suggest replacing psu's that come with the case. how about in this instance? no hard-core gaming or overclocking for the moms, ya know.
what do you guys think? keep it? any little bit i can shave off the cost is great cos i have had a hard enough time convincing my mom to let me build her a rig. to replace that POS p4 that she has....like a dinosaur stuck in mud lol.
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well it only has 10 amps on the rails so I wouldn't use it if you have any card that uses too many watts. Even the 7600GS you suggested I would not use. Something like an FX5200 and the P4, one hard drive, and one optical would work.
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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an FX5200 would work with basic usage, heck my Radeon9250 barely works with some Halo Maps... and i'm totally limited... but if ur mom considers Vista, i think Aero works on Fx5200??
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meh. crap. im definitely going to have to use 2 hd's as it will be the machine for the company.
lol i aint puttin another p4 in there. im going to build her one with my left overs (4200, abit nf4, likely my xms2...mehhehheh gskill in my fututre...). so, i guess i will buy a good corsair sli psu and put my current psu in hers.
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Even on vista the FX5200 or similar should be able to handle vista. I mean that's what they put in a lot of onboard chipsets.

EDIT: Or you could just buy a cheap 20 buck PSU thats only rated at 350w but with more amps and stable. However your idea you would also win hehe...
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which is a better vid card: Raden 9250 or Fx5200?
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The FX5200 is more powerful if memory serves me right.
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thought that might be true, cuz fx5200 is vista-premium ready, while radeon9250 isn't.... man only 9500 or better is Vista-Ready..... man i wish i could OC my video card to become a 9500... but oh well, i get a new system
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lol...
"mom you NEED this good psu, im tellin ya".
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lmfao...that's funny.
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