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Old 01-02-2006, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help choosing a power supply that can support my system with room. Because upgrades will come and I also plan to overclock my proccessor or try to and if theres better processor for oc.

I also need help with choosing RAM. I want 2x1GB dual channel ram that has great performance. I just dont really know which ones are good or not.

Also im not so sure if I should change my harddrive around to something better. Also if you have any suggestions on other parts it is welcomed. such as better system for barely any more money or same for cheaper.

I plan to game I play quake 4 quite a bit, and I also will eventually when I find time get back into graphics and web design and the normal everyday things a user does with their cpu
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Old 01-02-2006, 04:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

I was going to suggest the same PSU as Ste
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Those both are good suggestions but the prices I would like to trim down a little. If any one else can find substitutions or other ideas with a bit better pricing Id appreciate it.
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I bought some of the g. skill that Weringo posted. 2gb for less than $200 is awesome for RAM like that.

I was going to suggest this power supply but it is even more expensive. You dont really want to skimp out on the power supply because it is crucial to having system stability.

If you plan on OCing the cpu, check out the Opteron series. I bought the opteron 148 venus If your lucky and get the right stepping, some people are overclocking these to extreme speeds.
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Another good power supply but you really should go with the antec if you want one to support your system "with room"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
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No no do not get the 3700+ san diego version for overclocking. I was going to get it to but i looked at some reviews and some other forums and they had a test with a 3200+ venice and a 3700+ san diego to see what diffence the 1mb l2 cache had. But in heavy overclocking the 1mb l2 cache only made the san diego run around 20-30 degrees celcius more which is a **** of a lot.
So if you are going to overclock go with the 3500+ venice like i did because you can have it running faster then the 3700+ san diego while being much more stable.
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just search newegg for powersupplies?
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