Originally Posted by bruno0920
Thanks a lot for the feedback!
W/ the increased budget I have (now at $334 or P15,000) this is what I'm going to do:
1) Buy Antec 500W PSU (Any brand would do right? Since I haven't read any bad reviews on antec brand, just in case those 2 specific models aren't available. It's just that I'll be limited to a GPU w/c only requires 1 6pin PCIe. Well that's ok, cuz seems like I'm going to get a 5/6770 anyway)
2) Buy Frio OCK if 212+ isn't available.
Final input on this?
Btw, are you talking about this guy
Sounds like a pretty good plan. If the 212+ isn't available, see if you can find a Xigmatek S1283 variant (there's like 3-4 different versions, they're all the same). It's the same exact cooler. The Frio is just about going to be overkill on your dual core.
The Antec BP series are okay. If you can find an Earthwatts, Neo Eco, or Truepower New series, those are the good Antec units. The BP line is okay and won't harm anything. But the others are a lot better.
And yes, the guy you linked is our resident PSU guru.
Maybe, just MAYBE you can go with a cheap enough cooler (212+ or similar from another brand), a good 380-400w PSU, and maybe, just MAYBE be able to step into a 6850 / 6870 or GTX460 (non SE).