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Old 02-26-2005, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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From another thread I decided on getting an MSI 6600GT PCI-express

need to get a power supply, mobo, and processor
already have 1gb corsair pc3200 ram

So I need some advice on a good combination of these devices, oh and have them be compatible with each other if possible

For the power supply I would prefer Antec and at least 350 watt
For the mobo it needs to be PCI-express
For the processor it needs to be a good one but on the lower side preferably with good overclockability

suggested cost of all this is around $300-$350



you don't have to give me links and go through all the trouble if you don't want, just a quick list of what combo you like best

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Old 02-26-2005, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What will you be doing? Gaming, office work, graphic designing, what?
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Old 02-26-2005, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 90nm

ABIT AX8 (K8T890) or ABIT AN8 (nForce4)

Antec TruePower 600w (minimum 22a on +12v rail)
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What will you be doing? Gaming, office work, graphic designing, what?
GAMING!!! wohoo
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Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
Idle: 51C---------------------------------------Idle: 21C
Load: 72C--------------------------------------Load: 28C
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Zalman 5.1 Headphones----------------------Zalman 5.1 Headphones
Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
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Old 02-26-2005, 05:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Antec TruePower 600w (minimum 22a on +12v rail)
whoa...how much that does cost? I don't need THAT much power
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ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
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lol yeah, only the SLI boards with insane hardware really need the 600w, but I'd suggest you look into 400w+ because it won't be long around the corner in the future before you start needing quite a bit of power. He is right about one thing, you want atleast a rail of 22a if you can get it.

Thermaltake has some good PSUs, I have a 560w with 22a on the +12v rail, I've had 13 fans, 4 HD's, 2 opticals, overclocking, and it's never dropped below 11.9 on that rail.

That PSU was $100 when I bought it a few months ago, may be cheaper now. They also have the 480w 'butterfly' PSUs that I believe should have good power


Other than that I'd say frontside named some good stuff:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 90nm

ABIT AX8 (K8T890) or ABIT AN8 (nForce4)


That is indeed a good choice. 3000-3200+ 90nm if you can get that 3200+ for OC'ing reasons

Also DFI Lanparty series has some good boards also great for OC'ing
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and it's never dropped below 11.9 on that rail.
Wow... Talk about accuracy!

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if you can get that 3200+ for OC'ing reasons
The 10x multiplier does help in drastic overclocking.

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lol yeah, only the SLI boards with insane hardware really need the 600w, but I'd suggest you look into 400w+
I wouldn't recommend anything under 480w. 6x00 series are power hungry!
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I wouldn't recommend anything under 480-500w. 6x00 series are power hungry!
Yeah they are, but the thermaltake PSU's (or so I've noticed anyway) have some nice strong rails and not a ridiculous amount of wattage. Like I said mines 560w so I think this thing will be good for quite some time, but yeah, it's becoming to the point where 600w PSU's are starting to fall into the norm.

I saw a post in 'Xtremesystems.org' where a guy had a insane SLI setup, water cooling of course, and a freakin 700w PSU....but yeah I can't see spending more on the PSU than a good portion of my other components lol.
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I'm a little scared now, like I said the budget is in the $300 range, I can't be spending $250 on some monster power supply.
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Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
Idle: 51C---------------------------------------Idle: 21C
Load: 72C--------------------------------------Load: 28C
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Zalman 5.1 Headphones----------------------Zalman 5.1 Headphones
Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
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Then I'd recommend looking into one of ATI's VPUs.

They can do more with less power.
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