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Old 07-11-2005, 05:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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FYI, with my current setup (FX-53/2x6600GT/8xUSB devices/2xoptical devices) I had a 450W noname PSU included with my system. I realize this is not a similar system to yours, however the power requirements of my system were so close to 450W that the PSU should've done fine, considering I wasn't using all of my devices at the same time.

That being said, after loading up newer games, within 5-10 minutes the games would almost consistently crash with no blue screen or anything. I decided to give a new PSU a try and got the 520W OCZ Modstream.... Solved all of my problems and runs much cooler and much more stable than the no-name PSU.

As for the rest of the PC, it's just fine from what I saw. Just PLEASE try to buy a decent brand-name PSU with a reliable review behind it. Replacing a PSU is simple, however if something malfunctions in a PSU or something odd happens and the PSU burns out, any number of bad things could happen. Not saying that this only happens with no-name PSU's, just that it seems to be a lot more likely with them as compared to reputable companies that release them.

Like someone else said, don't let that person be you.
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
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He may not NEED one, but why bother save $10 and not have that reliability.
Which PSU do you reccomend for $89 US then?

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As for the rest of the PC, it's just fine from what I saw. Just PLEASE try to buy a decent brand-name PSU with a reliable review behind it.
This one has a 5 star rating with 192 revues... what more should I be looking for?

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817103908
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:20 PM   #23 (permalink)
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This one has a 5 star rating with 192 revues... what more should I be looking for?
I don't know if I'd go on a review from newegg. Find a professional review somewhere and base your opinions on that.
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Good idea, I just figured that if it was crap, there would be some terrible reviews and it wouldn't get 5 stars. Any review sites in particular you would recommend?
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:30 PM   #25 (permalink)
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OK antec is not a noname processor. Your noname processor was probably crap. Also, Racerx, the processor I suggested is good, and will cost you less than the Antec.
Finally, get the 3800+ as it is better than the 3700+.
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I didn't say Antec was no-name, I was just following up on a reply made by someone else about a PSU.

Antec is definitely a reliable brand, hell I would've gotten one had I not gotten the deal that I did, however changing PSU's to save a few bucks is a bad idea.
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:51 PM   #27 (permalink)
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the processor I suggested is good, and will cost you less than the Antec.
Which one did you reccomend from this list? The link didn't work for me.
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/ViewProdu...Power+Supplies

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Finally, get the 3800+ as it is better than the 3700+.
The venice or the Newcastle?

Thanks for all the help
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Old 07-11-2005, 07:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I mean the power supply.
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec....iteria=BA21498

Venice.
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:59 PM   #29 (permalink)
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OK, thanks.

I have just 2 (I hope) more questions:

1. Will that PSU handle another HD and/or optical drive if I add them later?

2. Is the 3800 + Venice CPU worth the 40 more dollars than the San Diego 3700 + with the 1MB L2 cache? Will the difference be noticable for gaming/mapping?
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Old 07-11-2005, 09:03 PM   #30 (permalink)
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1. yes, it should

2. No, you will not notice any difference at all. The difference is negligible. Id go with the San Diego
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