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Old 03-31-2005, 11:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Alright cool. Please back to my PSU

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Old 04-01-2005, 12:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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well what is a good for a 12v because mine is 10a what do you have I have no clue on PSU's man sorry.

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Old 04-01-2005, 12:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by mousepad
256mb is anything to waste your money on. Don't let people talk you into it, they don't know what they're talking about. 128mb video card is enough for a good while.
Don't play that game. I do know what I'm talking about, you clearly don't.
For older cards you want 128mb. For a newer card like the 6800, 256mb is much better. He cheaped out and got one of the really crappy 6800s.
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'm feeling the warmth.. just forget about the stupid graphics card. I think im gonna pop over to the msi forums..
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow congrats guys...focusing way off at the problem at hand....feel proud.

Drew, assuming you return, technically that PSU should be more than adequate. I've seen people power more drives with a 15a +12v could be though that the PSU is just crap and not delivering the appropriate voltage, of course it would require a multimeter to check the +12v line for precision.

Thermaltake 560w is what I have, 22a on the +12v rail and I've had ridiculous number of fans, drives, and overclocked CPU, and all kinds of crap on it, rails never faultered.. costs $100
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:49 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally posted by mousepad
256mb is anything to waste your money on. Don't let people talk you into it, they don't know what they're talking about. 128mb video card is enough for a good while.
Gah 128meg isnt enough for a 6800 they defiantly need more

For the PSU your amperage is fine on the 12volt rail. However Generic power supply's are really crappy and put out nowhere near what they should, and have a tendancy to cause problems and fry computers.

A thermaltake TD-420AD is a good idea, but if you have more money feel free to spend more on a power supply

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