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Old 03-22-2009, 01:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Your motherboard has both pci and pci-e, so that will work just fine. Also, make sure u use the combo I posted, the combo deals saves you a bunch of money rather than buying each seperate.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Like what Thresh said, get this combo:
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
It takes $40 off.

Don't use a power supply that comes with a case, especially Raidmax. They are lesser quality and aren't reliable. Get this one instead:
Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Or if you don't mind mail in rebates, get this:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah, I am getting the first combo, and I am going to try the stock PSU first, and if it does not work well, then I'll get a new one. I'm about to buy it for sure now xD.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That's not a good idea. A poor quality PSU can take other componants with it when it dies.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well, someone who owned the case said this PSU was the one with it.
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Power Supplies
It looks ok to me..

Oh yeah, on the rebates, since I'm ordering so many parts, how will I mail the UPS label on ALL of them when I only have one? And the packing slip and invoice? Sorry, I never did rebates before xD.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Raidmax is on the avoid list except for the topower and tagan models which are not sold with cases.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That psu does NOT look good. THough it may be eye appealing, if you read through the specs it has two very weak 12v rails, which is more important than watts. WIth the money you saved on the combo, use a little extra for a solid psu.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Can I still try it before I buy another PSU? What are the chances of it messing up my parts? I really don't want to spend a extra 50-80 dollars if the stock one works. :X
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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To save money, you could jsut get 4 gigs of ram, 2 sets of this...

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

8 gigs would be very overkill for almost anything. 4 is plenty.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Well the 8 gigs is around 60 with mail in rebate, I think it was 30-35 dollars per set, so that is not really saving me that much money :X. And I want to make it future proof.

Is it a high chance of the PSU messing up my parts again? I might consider buying this.
Newegg.com - hec X-Power Pro 600 600W Continuous @ 40C ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies
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