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Old 08-01-2006, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I placed an order for the much sought after conroe, an e6600...and of course it ends up being back ordered. I don't know how long that will take. Do you guys have any clue?

Bought pieces from various places, newegg, tigerdirect, etc:

I have a question after you take a look at the main components

bought the mb as a combo with the cpu
Intel D975XBXLKR Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard

ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400)
Seagate Barracuda 7200 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
SAMSUNG 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe Black ATA/ATAPI

And a case with a 400W psu

Now I only listed these items for the question to ask, and that is:

Do you think the 400W psu with these "modest" support components, and the NON power hog Conroe e6600 along with the X1800 is sufficient?

I'm thinking it is. If I had an energy inefficient cpu and more drives it woudn't, correct? Other random things I don't think effect the psu is a couple fans, a card reader, and of course the cpu fan/heatsink.


PS, I used that online psu calc link...but it's not really up to date. I'm thinking it's fine though

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Old 08-01-2006, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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they ship out in 3 days if youre lucky (the e6600) but i doubt thats going tobe the case.

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Old 08-04-2006, 02:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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got my ram and my case ;p...ugh the wait is going to kill me...

I haven't mentioned my case because it was "new" at newegg. I don't like tacky looks so I chose it. Once I get all the parts in (maybe not waiting for my psu!) I'll tell ya what it is.

Design wise though, I'd say this is the best for your money. Only a 400 watt psu but I don't overclock, so shouldn't be an issue. But then again the video card might be a vampire right?

I might have to order 2 more fans (and that's just for "aesthetic" design)
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a better power supply fool!

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Old 08-04-2006, 02:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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we'll see...

they need to make the next gen dx10 video cards like conroe...power based on the tech of the chip and not how much juice it'll suck
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