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post #11 of 39
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Quantum,
The old RAM is DDR2 and there wasn't even 1GB in the system.
The Gigabyte mobo's NB is 760G. Why spend extra for the 785G for browsing the web?

Do you guys think the Corsair Builder 430W is enough wattage even though Gigabyte recommends 500W+?
post #12 of 39
430w corsair is plenty and its reliable also
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post #13 of 39
Microcenter is not a very good place to buy RAM, Amazon it depends. Have a look at Newegg. If you can take $40 you can get a good 2x2GB DDR3-1600 kit, or otherwise $25 for a 2x1GB DDR3 kit (though I recommend 2x4 if you can as 2x1 is never usually good for price)
post #14 of 39
Mmm, just be absolutely sure that 760G can handle the nominal TDP of a Phenom II 840.

I can't even find less than 2 GB sticks of RAM on sale.

4GB DDR3-1333 (PC-10666) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules) Crucial 4GB DDR3-1333 (PC-10666) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules)

You can get that for like $45.

Um, PSUs. Get this Cooler Master 500W PSU, it can drive the system.
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post #15 of 39
Yes that's plenty. I doubt that rig would even pull 200W.

No need for anything more than this:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0257451
Edited by Iceman23 - 5/17/11 at 12:14pm
post #16 of 39
There's also this Thermaltake TR2 430W PSU.
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post #17 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadlesstraveled View Post
Quantum,
The old RAM is DDR2 and there wasn't even 1GB in the system.
The Gigabyte mobo's NB is 760G. Why spend extra for the 785G for browsing the web?

Do you guys think the Corsair Builder 430W is enough wattage even though Gigabyte recommends 500W+?
The recomandation should of been made in ampers amount as a real 400W can have as more amps on the 12V line as an el crappo 500+ W.
30 Ampers on the 12V line/s should be more than enough for a "normal" PC and Corsair 400W ~ is enough.
   
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post #18 of 39
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Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post
There's also this Thermaltake TR2 430W PSU.
That's a pretty bad unit.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/332/9
post #19 of 39
Just get it all from Microcenter. You will probably not get a good deal on 2GB of ram especially whey you can get 4GB this cheap:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0317832

Also as everyone else stated, I would not go with anything less than this power supply:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0361422
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post #20 of 39
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Thanks for the replies so far.

For the PSU should I get the CX V2 or the original CX?
Edited by roadlesstraveled - 5/17/11 at 12:29pm
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