Quick Question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2007, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Corn Kingdom, IL
Posts: 24
Send a message via AIM to troubl3dmind
Default Quick Question

I'm about to order parts from newegg, so i'm wondering.... are all of the parts I picked out compatible? I'm pretty sure they are I just don't want to get them and find out they aren't. Thanks a lot in advance for all help.

XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

BIOSTAR TFORCE TF520-A2 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 520 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100195L Radeon X1650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

POWMAX PSDE480 ATX 2.03 480W Power Supply - Retail

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Retail

and i already have an IDE hard drive.

Please help me with any problems I might encounter, and if it's all compatible.... all the better!

troubl3dmind is offline  
Old 09-26-2007, 05:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
b1gapl's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: Quick Question

POWMAX is certainly, not a trustworthy brand of power supplies. I'd suggest this instead:
Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX400-PN ATX12V 400W Power Supply 120/220 - 240v NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail
....It might be less wattage, but it's of higher quality, and still more powerful, because it has more amps on it's +12v rails, than that POWMAX, since that is where the power is at.

Other than that, everything is compatible.

What version of XMS2 is that? The one with 4-4-4-12 or 5-5-5-15 timings?



b1gapl is offline  
Old 09-26-2007, 05:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
veg1992's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Quick Question

Looks good.. and its compatible... also.. check if you can get a GDDR3 version of the x1650 because 256mb of gddr3 outperforms 512 mb of gddr2 (also its gonna bottleneck your 6000+ try to pick up a 7900gs or so) also why are you using such a lame PSU... it might fry your new system... and i knnow you don't want that..

EDIT: and as usual.. b1gapl is at the top of things
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.

.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 09-27-2007, 11:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Corn Kingdom, IL
Posts: 24
Send a message via AIM to troubl3dmind
Default Re: Quick Question

Thanks for the advice. I got the psu that you suggested and also upgraded to this.

EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Went a little over my budget, gonna have to come up with an extra 30 bucks or so.
troubl3dmind is offline  
Old 09-27-2007, 11:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
Everything to Nothing
Nick's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wales
Posts: 4,053
Send a message via MSN to Nick
Default Re: Quick Question

clean some cars!
Nick is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PSU Question!!! Help Quick Please AuThoRitY Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 8 08-24-2007 11:36 AM
should be quick math question.... Static_11 Off Topic Discussion 6 08-24-2007 10:27 AM
Quick Question. Oreo New Systems | Building and Buying 11 06-24-2007 04:22 PM
Very quick question my friends psychedelos New Systems | Building and Buying 7 06-13-2007 02:00 PM
Quick question sailpog New Systems | Building and Buying 4 04-11-2007 10:38 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.