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Old 04-08-2006, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Powersupply & case?

i have 2 questions.
i was thinking of getting

ASPIRE X-CRUISE -BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
and seperatly getting

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail

but then i saw
ASPIRE X-CRUISE-BK/420 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply - Retail

1. which would be a better deal.
2. would 420 watt be enough for my gaming computer im building

Graphics cards

eVGA 256-P2-N563-AX Geforce 7900GT CO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail


1. ASUS X-Mars Heat Pipes CPU Light Cooler for Socket 754/939/940 - OEM


1. Crucial Technology Ballistix 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory - Retail


2. AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4400CDBOX - Retail


1. DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

if you have any other suggestion i would be more than happy to hear them. thanks

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Old 04-08-2006, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I suggest you buy the Antec 550W psu.It's always wise to have a powerful psu

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Old 04-08-2006, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go for the case then the separate psu, antec all the way
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Old 04-08-2006, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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k this is wat u g2 do, switch the motherboard to DFI lanparty UT Ultra-D. keep the CPU, i dont think you need an aftermarket heatsink/fan caus your not doing OCing, and if you are, you cant be doing that much, just get some $5 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste instead.
Get the Case, without the PSU, and as for PSU get the OCZ PowerStream 520Watts, its a bit more expensive then the Antec, but well worth it, the ampage per rail on the OCZ is almost doulbe than that of the Antec, Antec has 2x19s and OCZ has 2x33s, and you will definitely need that much if you are going to get a better video card which im sure will be pretty soon ( a few months)
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Old 04-08-2006, 03:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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incorrect , ocz powerstream 520w have a single +12v rail (33A) and not 2 (infact all ocz psus have a single +12v rail) , and theres nothing wrong with 19A x2 on the antec its more then enough for high end video cards & ocing , and why on earth would he get a new video card in a few months? have you even noticed hes taking a 7900gt it will be good enough for alot of time

edit i suggest youll take a mobo that supports the new X16 SLI
MSI K8N Diamond Plus or ABIT AN8 32X , might wanna read about it here http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2493
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Old 04-08-2006, 03:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yes but with the G80s coming out......then why does it show here that they have dual rails?


the 600Watt has the dual nvm, its 20 and 18, so thats still better than the antec, still expensive though. nvm, i must have misread.
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Old 04-08-2006, 03:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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theres a long time til that will come out , and the antec 550w amp rating is very high i think it will handle it just fine

Originally posted by john3

its 20 and 18, so thats still better than the antec, still expensive though
19+19 = 38
20+18 = 38
same , anyway dont look only on the +12v when comparing psus , look on the +3.3/+5 too
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:01 AM   #8 (permalink)
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