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Old 11-24-2006, 01:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Actually, not trying to be a jerk, but I believe you are wrong.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

Try it for yourself.
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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From the calculator;

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The recommended total Power Supply Wattage gives you a general idea on what to look for BUT it is NOT a crucial factor in power supply selection! Total Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important...
One calculator simply cannot tell you what to get. The fact that it shows you the Wattage you should get is something that some of my PSU Guru friends would laugh at. Combined with the other fact that some 300W PSUs provide more actual power than certain 500W PSUs, you have what amounts to basically junk.
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Old 11-24-2006, 02:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Neither.

If you want a custom gaming rig, then build it.

Except for the cheap cases, off-the-wall PSU, and so-so motherboards, you have a good parts list.

Buy a solic case with good airflow. Looks are important, but function is more so.

Don't skimp on the PSU. Go with a solid name (Antec, SeaSonic, Fortron) and more wattage than you actually need (call it overhead).

The new NVIDIA 680 boards are starting to come out, and they leave all the Intel boards in the dust.

Oh, and don't go wireless if you plan to game. Take the money and buy a longer CAT-6 cable.
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