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Old 12-16-2008, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i wouldn't go with that PSU... go for something like this

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

you dont wanna cheap out on the PSU... if it blows, while you're playing a game or ripping a movie or whatever, it could kill other parts of your rig (mainly CPU, GPU and HDDs)... this one will give you plenty of OCing and expansion room
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wow that psu in the original post is craptastic!
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+1 for the 650tz, Corsair makes excellent power supplies.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Spend $2-$5 bucks more and get a DVD burner.
Newegg.com - DVD Burner, CD / DVD Burners, CD / DVD Burners & Media, Computer Hardware


He wants a cheap$ PSU, What do you guys think about this one for $55
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies
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zzzzz Broadway? haven't even heard of it to start with :P there are alot of decent mid 500 to 600 w PSU's for around $50~$60 out there
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That's a negative! Cheap and PSU should never be used in the same sentence. That Corsair suggested would be great.
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That's a good psu but it would be cutting it a little close with his 4870. I would stick with the 650tx.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Would that rosewill really be close? I've only got a DVD drive, 7200 RPM HD and an HD4870 in there and that supply has 2 +12V rails at 18 A each. Would going to 600W help?

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL-S 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

Also, recommendations on any other parts (particularly motherboards) are appreciated
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That 550w Rosewill has 35A on 12v rails. Thats fine for that setup, not cutting it close. It probably wont be enough for xfire though.
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