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Old 03-29-2005, 07:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Screw both those PSU's....go for one of these:




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Old 03-29-2005, 08:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Why dont you get a Abit mobo...? Plunty support AGP, i also have the X800 XT PE, with a 4000. Im running a Abit AV8 3RD EYE.
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'd go with the AN8 though, nforce4 chipset
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Nubius I have that PSU, you don't need that much power, trust me. I suggested the Powerstream because it is cheaper plus it has adjustable rails which is a very nice feature. It also has green LEDs. I guess it depends on your personal preference though. And the 3 +12V rails on the thermaltake aren't really necessary either. I almost wish I hadn't spent so much on this power supply. It's really nice but I don't think I need that much power.
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Aren't necessary now, but you don't want to get a PSU that just barely is enough for your current system. That 680w will guarantee him a PSU that will last for a long *** time
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:15 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't think he could make use of an nForce4 chipset as I'm pretty sure his x800XT is AGP interface, no?

I'm with Codeine on this one, the Abit AV8 3rd-Eye is a marvelous board, in my opinion the best AGP based socket 939 board around.

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