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Old 05-21-2007, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, I would just like to ask what power supply and mobo I should get for this config. My computer will be used as a gaming/general use computer. Here are the specs of my future comp:

CPU: AMD athlon X2 5600

Memory: 2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module

HDD: 320 GB HARD DRIVE (Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache)

Floppy: Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive

Graphics card: 8800 GTX

Sound card: Onboard

CD: 18X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive

Moniter: Viewsonic 20" Widescreen Q20wb TFT LCD Monitor 1680x1050 w/Fast 5ms Video Rsponse

Speaker: 100W PMPO (RMS: 1W) 2 Pcs Stereo Speaker System

So could you tell me which power and mobo i should get? I won't be upgrading. (this rig should work for a long time)
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mobo get the ds3 or the p5n.

psu corsair 520w
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your build looks good , but IMO, for that much of money, why dont you go with intel. they are really good these days and overclock a **** load.

For a cpu go with my fabourite e6600 or e6320 and overclock it to the max.
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

for a psu, i would recomend the corsair 520w one.
Corsair HX Series CMPSU-520HX 520W Power Supply at ZipZoomfly

for an intel mobo i recomend a gigabyte ds3 or msi p6n SLI-FI
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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

i dont know what memory u getting but i recomend this one.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

everything else looks good, and if ur still planning to stik with amd then, swap the processor and the mobo and keep ur other parts the same as i posted.
i dont know much about amd mobo's but this is the cheapest and the best deal one i could find, but i am sure there are better ones if u do some research.
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

again, this is only my opinion, u do what u think is best,.
good luck with ur build
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kobe24, u beat me, and i said the same thing too. just forgot to refresh
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lol yeah, everyone recommends the ds3 these days
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Okay guys, thanks for all of the speedy answers. I won't be getting this for a while, so I have a lot of time to check everything out. Once again, thanks.
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thats kool man glad we could help! by the way welcome to tech forums
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