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Old 07-14-2008, 02:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Heres my new build, not sure which PSU I should get, need suggestions, preferably with modular cables. Also, would it be worth getting 4gb of RAM instead of 2 since theyre about the same price?.. im running XP.

Motherboard: GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Memory: Kingston HyperX NVIDIA SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX NVIDIA SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors

GPU: EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Any help would be much appreciated!
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How about the Corsair 520HX? I've heard good things, and the reviews are very good. Actually, most Corsair power supplies have good reviews to begin with.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

As for the RAM, if you have a 64 bit OS, then it might be worth it, especially at the same price. If you think you might be able to use it, by all means go for it. If you have a 32-bit OS though, you won't be able to use the whole 4GB.
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1. You don't need SLI ready ram sticks to SLI, it's just a scam.

2. The power supply suggested (the Corsair 520hx) is a great PSU and i would also recommend it.

3. Instead of the 8800gt go for either:

Newegg.com - XFX PVT98FYDBU GeForce 9800 GTX Black Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards (if you like Nvidia, and it comes with Call of Duty 4 )

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Newegg.com - MSI R4850-T2D512 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards (if you like ATI, and it comes with The Witcher )
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I also recommend the Corsair 520HX. I use one in my machine and I've never had a problem with it. It is modular as well, so it is what you want it to be.
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