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Old 02-19-2006, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to build a new computer with the following parts:

Motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138272

GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130256

Processor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

Hard-drive : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148105

RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

DVD Burner : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135063

Floppy : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103203

Case and PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144125

My main question is will the 500W power supply that comes with the case be good enough for this system?

Also, do Dual Core processors consume much power compared to a single processor (I'm comparing a 3800+ X2 with just a 3800+)?

And when the video card states that it needs a 450W minimum power supply, does that encompass all of the other aspects of the computer or JUST the video card?

If you think I should get a separate case and PSU, do you have any recommendations as to where I can cut corners on this system to help afford the extra costs?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 02-19-2006, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For $25 more, you can get this case with a great PSU (Antec) -

I recommend this case a lot, for obvious reasons.

It's big. It's black. It's roomy. And it has a killer PSU.


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Old 02-19-2006, 01:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats a great motherboard if you're on a budget, but if you can afford it I would get the dfi lanparty ut nf4 ultra-d instead.
so, umm, err yeah
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That MOBO is the one im looking at. It seems really nice in all the reviews. I'd say stick with it.
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