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Old 03-31-2009, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok my build consists of the following which I will buy from ncix.com cause I live in Toronto. The build comes our to $1000 after price matching.

Cpu: i7 920
MB: Gigabyte x58 UD3R
Ram: OCZ XTC Gold OCZ3G1333LV3GK 3GB 3X1GB DDR3-1333
HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB
Video Card: HD 4850 or GTX260/4870 if I can get it on sale for ~$180
Case: Antec 300
PSU: A quality PSU i can pick up on sale


Now my biggest concern is the PSU....would a 500w from a good company like seasonic be able to run this rig without problem? Keep in mind I will not be overclocking and assume my video card will be a gtx260/4870. Also how is the ram? Is lower timings better?
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Yes a 500 watt will run that system but make sure its a top brand like Corsair!!
For the memory lower timings are always better!!
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also i have a IDE dvd drive...can I use it to install windows or do I need to get a SATA drive?
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this is the lowest I would go with.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
40A I believe the gtx260 recommends 36A.

If you had the cash I would go with a 750tx.

Your board will have ide support. I believe that board has one ide connector on it so you could run 2 ide devices.
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this is the lowest I would go with.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
40A I believe the gtx260 recommends 36A.

If you had the cash I would go with a 750tx.

Your board will have ide support. I believe that board has one ide connector on it so you could run 2 ide devices.
Ok thnx. Ill have to see what options I have on the suprise sale
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Yeah, you never know with the surprise sale...I've seen some excellent deals on the corsairs....this past week was the lowest i'd seen the 260 216s at 198 i think it was after MIR.
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