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Old 06-19-2006, 10:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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hmm...all those PSUs have less power then the one in my case. should i still spend the money for a 480W one thats better then the one in my case??
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Old 06-19-2006, 10:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The wattage isnt everything, its the quality, but still, to use 480w, u need a lot of power suckin hardware, it'll be enough... Usually Aspire PSUs either fry everything or last a couple weeks to a couple months and you dont want to risk damagin all ur hardware. If you can cut back on some things, like the RAM i suggested is good, u dont need a floppy drive but if u want the digital card reader thats fine they have just card readers (btw i think i have that, its awsome)... Maybe get a different case that doesnt have a PSU.... maybe a regular 7900GT instead of the superclock (u can OC ur self), Maybe a different mobo too.....

if your not goin to use SLI, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Good OCer, good price, good company.
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Old 06-19-2006, 10:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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ok, here's my revised parts list:

CASE:
ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA9NW-AL/500 Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

PSU:
Rosewill RP500 ATX 500W Power Supply - Retail

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail

MOBO:
ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

RAM:
G.SKILL 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model F1-3200PHU1-1GBNS - Retail

VIDEO CARD:
eVGA 256-P2-N567 Geforce 7900GT KO Superclocked 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

OPTICAL DRIVE:
SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM

HARD DRIVE:
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JBRTL 250GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - Retail

SOUND CARD:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

OS:
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/Update Rollup Release 2 OEM 1 Pack - OEM

MONITOR:
BenQ FP202W Black 20.1" DVI 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail


total cost= $1568.90

you can see i got rid of the floppy (...do i really need a floppy?!?!), and the keyboard and mouse, which shouldnt've been there anyway.....


any other ajustments i might want to make?
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Old 06-19-2006, 10:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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how's that PSU?
and i think i'm gonna stick with that MOBO, i probably will go SLI eventually (i am getting a 20.1" monitor after all....)
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yea Rosewill PSU..... drop it.... i'm sry but PSUs are the main thing, like i said, they can fry ur whole system and you dont want o risk that. Try to stick with Antec, Forton, OCZ, PC&C, TAGAN, Enermax for PSU companies.

For HD, get either two of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148107 and RAID 0 them or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148105

Get SATA for sure.

For GFX, you could get either a cheaper non-OCed 7900GT or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102698
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102008
I personally like ATI cards, but w.e u want.
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teh only thing with the ATI cards is no SLI but SLI isnt worth it yet:
http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=79791
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i think i'm gonna stay w/ nvidia....but i'll change the PSU.......
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i also changed video cards to a XFX that hasn't been overclocked yet..saved 40 bucks
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:20 PM   #19 (permalink)
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alright sounds good, decided on a PSU yet?
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
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newegg has a Antec 550 PSU for $69.00 after mail-in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931


and...i suggest u go with a 7600GT so u can save money and wait for DX10 if u want...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

or if u really have ur mind set on 7900GT..
*eVGA* 7900GT KO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130015
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