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Old 06-04-2007, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's my potential rig:

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Newegg.com - EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
(MAYBE THE Q6600)

Newegg.com - APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail x3

Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

Newegg.com - ZALMAN VF900 – CU 2 Ball VGA Cooler - Retail

Anyways, so I was just wondering what PSU you'd suggest, I'm a heavy gamer doing some moderate-heavy overclocking.

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Default Re: PSU for a new rig

I'm not sure you are aware of this, but the VF900 isn't compatible with the 8 series.

The PSUs I would suggest are:
Corsair 520HX or Corsair 620HX

You got a really nice build going there.
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Default Re: PSU for a new rig

why are you getting a raptor gt 2 samsung spinpoints and raid them you will have nanosecond less speed but 3 times the hdd space and if your desperate for a storage drive after that buy a seagate barracuda 7200.10 faster then caviar (slower then the Samsung) with a 5 year warranty.

what screen are you using? if it is a standard 19" then you won't use the extra 320mb on the 8800gts640mb so just go with the 320mb version.

the antec 900 comes with good stock fans you won't need to buy any extras unless you particularly want them
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^Agreed. You can get a 500GB Samsung spinpoint or a WD 500GB for $114.99, and you can't go wrong with that price, for that much space.
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Thanks for the input....can you link some HDDs for me? I'm not really familiar with any good ones, I want one 10k 74gb, and another 7200rpm atleast 250gb.

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You already have the 10k rpm drive linked, in your first post.

For about $10 more, you can get 70GB more space than 250GB:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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