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Old 01-20-2006, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need power supply help

Hi everyone, you might have seen my other post which explains the new computer I plan to build.

I still need advice on the PSU. I really have no idea what I need. I plan to run SLI soon so I assume I will need a pretty beefy power supply.

Heres the setup as of now:
Here are the parts listed in no particular order:

-AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Toledo 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor


-Thermaltake XASER, Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

-Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JS 120GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

-DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

-eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

-FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX600-GLN ATX12V/ EPS12V 600Watts Power Supply (Really need help on this one)

-Thermaltake CL-P0114 120mm Cooling Fan/Heatsink

-Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

-G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory

-Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

All help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-20-2006, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fortran, Enermax, and Antec make reliable power supplies. I think the power supply you listed will do the job and more.

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Old 01-20-2006, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For me, PSU is prob the most complicated part to pick out. Seasonic is supposed to be really good, but I have read many reviews that make me question their reliablility. The best power supplies are pc power & cooling although they tend to cost a lot. Like this guy said: Enermax, Antec, and Fortron make good reliable power supplies. OCZ is also supposed to be pretty good. The psu you have listed looks very capable.
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Any other opinions??

I also need help choosing a heat sink/fan for the processor.
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is the one I use and highly reccomend.

If you dont plan to overclock the stock heatsing will do fine.
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just stick to Fortron, Antec, or Enermax, and you'll get a quality psu. PC Power & Cooling is great if you have the dough.

edit: 003 is selling a Silverstone 520W for $95. I assume it's well-built. Talk to him if you're interested...
Completed 1st System:
Case...Antec Super LanBoy $30
PSU...Antec SP2.0 500W $50
Mobo...MSI K8N Neo4-F $85
CPU...Athlon 64 3200+ Venice $162
Video...EVGA GeForce 6800 GS $196
Memory...OCZ 1GB (512MB x 2) $60
Hard Drive...Hitachi 80GB $20
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Old 01-20-2006, 11:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by newcement
edit: 003 is selling a Silverstone 520W for $95. I assume it's well-built.
Yes indeed.

so, umm, err yeah
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