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post #21 of 73
Looking good.

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PSU: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W $149.99 - $25 MIR. Identical to the FSP, but cheaper because of the MIR.
RAM: SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $279.99 - $20 MIR (Corsair is on my black list after they replaced their chips without notice... boooh)
    
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post #22 of 73
IMO Frankie, everything you have here looks like a very nice setup and very similar to my future build as well. I've been researching the best "bang-for-your-buck" since the C2D came out and the only thing there that I would disagree with is the PSU. My recommendation for that particular build would be this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153039 This would also enable you to upgrade to just about whatever you want in the future, other than quad-sli, and still have enough to push that system. But, like the others were saying, the E6600 might just be overkill for your needs, seeing as the E6300 and E6400 would save $$$ and work just as well when OCed.
post #23 of 73
Thermaltake PSU? Nope.

Thermaltake is NOT well known for making good PSUs. Their reputation is not that good.

FSP has an excellent reputation regarding PSUs, and since the OCZ I mentioned is identical (but cheaper after MIR), I stand by it. I have the FSP myself, and it powers my rig with ease. The FSP is much better than the Thermaltake imo.
    
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post #24 of 73
Beat me to it Chozart, as usual
post #25 of 73
I've had good luck with ThermalTake in the past, but of course that was long before these high wattage PSU's came into play.
post #26 of 73
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Ok, i like the super talent, he was just a little bit leary of being the first arount to have it. Also will go w/ the ocz power supply.
post #27 of 73
Glad to hear you had good luck with them.

The FSP he picked is a very good PSU though...absolutely nothing wrong with it.
    
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post #28 of 73
Interesting. Thanks for the heads up on TT PSU's Chozart. I see that TomsHardware.com reviewed your OCZ with great results. It seems that it my lust for OCing C2D's and DDR2 I've slacked on researching the PSU's. DOH!!!
post #29 of 73
If you're willing to spend a little more, look at the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W. With 49A on the 12V rail pretty close to the ones we discussed here... or if you really want to go for it... why not the 750W Silencer with a mere 60A on the 12V rails. Those are about the best there are, but at $159 and $199 a little more expensive. Finally, there is a Quad version of the 750W Silencer with four PCI-E x16 power connectors for SLI DX10 cards... $219 but it'll rock your socks.
    
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post #30 of 73
Get a PC Power & Cooling 610 Silencer or OCZ GameXStream PSU, both well known, credible companies with much experience in the PSU field. Yes, it's a profession now, because I said it.

OCZ GameXStream: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001
PCP&C Silencer 610: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005

EDIT - Chozart, beat me to it, man. And I think 750W is slightly overkill for a E6400, 2GB of Ram, 2 HDD, and a 7600GT. Plus, 610 Silencer is already enough power for SLI/CrossFire.
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