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Old 12-21-2005, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help on system!

ok.. i already have these items:
DVD burner
motherboard (abit fatal1ty)
CPU 3800+ venice 1GHz
3 80mm fans
1 92mm fan

now... i need to decide on which psu to buy....
im thinking of getting a 24-pin psu. yet again, i dont know if i should get a 20+4pin psu...
which is better for my motherboard and why!

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Old 12-21-2005, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the best one for your mobo depends on what mobo you have and what size connector it has. If it's got a 24 pin connector, a 20 pin psu will be nothing but a paperweight for you. The only reason they made the 20+4pin psu's is so they can be used on both native 20 and 24 pin mobo's. A 20pin psu is no better or worse than the same brand/model psu w/24 or 20+4 pin connector.

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HD Seagate 7200.10 250GB/Maxtor DM +9 160GB/WD 500gb external
Optical Drive Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 DVD burner
RAM G.Skill DDR2 800 Dual channel 2GB (2 x 1GB)
Audio AudioTrak Prodigy HD2
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PSU Hiper Type-R 580 watts
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also check ur voltage with what Graphics card ur using, say SLI or Crossfire i'll eat tons of power. but with single cards less so you don't need to buy as big of voltage PSU
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