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post #1 of 23
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Hey,
i am building a C2D rig, and i have almost all the components except the motherboard ( this weekend) and the PSU
My rig:
-e6300 (hopefully @ 3GHz)
-Western Digital 320GB SATA2 Hdd
-Connect3d x1300 256MB
-3x512MB (cheapo RAM) DDR2 533
-Asus P5B or Gigabyte P965-DS3 <-- still can't choose

On my current PC, the PSU is a 450W Touchmate (the only brand name PSU i could find in the country). Never had a problem with it, and managed to overclock my Radeon 9600 from 398/202 to 452/216

I phoned their store, and they told they had a 350W PSU for bout 10$ US. I would like to know if it is a viable option, and if not, what i need to find on the 12V rails (amps) so the PC can function, and hopefully OC nicely (nothing extreme, 2.4GHz to maybe 3GHz)
Thx
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post #2 of 23
Djibouti! 350 would probably be fine, I would go for 400 to be save so then you can get some super duper graphics later
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post #3 of 23
Out of interest where is Djibouti?
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post #4 of 23
Africa! It was the country of the day in History last year once!
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post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Lol! Learn your geography people !

PS: any idea how many amps i would need on the 12v rails for the CPU and Gfx card to function normally?
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Maxtor 500GB + Hitachi 160GB Generic Ubuntu 22" HP W2207h 
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Maxtor 500GB + Hitachi 160GB Generic Ubuntu 22" HP W2207h 
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post #6 of 23
But I knew where it was!
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post #7 of 23
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Yeah, was talking bout OCZedd lol
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 500GB + Hitachi 160GB Generic Ubuntu 22" HP W2207h 
PowerCase
Corsair 520W Generic w/ huge fan 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e4500 Asus P5K Premium Powercolor HD2900PRO Corsair PC2-6400 CAS5 + Kingston ValueRAM PC2-5300 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 500GB + Hitachi 160GB Generic Ubuntu 22" HP W2207h 
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Corsair 520W Generic w/ huge fan 
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post #8 of 23
More than a $10 PSU will give you. The PSU is something you do NOT want to go bargain-basement on. I'd recommend spending at least $50, probably more, on a good, reputable PSU.
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Namrac
More than a $10 PSU will give you. The PSU is something you do NOT want to go bargain-basement on. I'd recommend spending at least $50, probably more, on a good, reputable PSU.
PSU and Mobo are the two parts you never want to cheap out on
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Optical DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
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post #10 of 23
Are there any websites of shops who specialise in these sort of thing in your country? Or any companys worldwide which ship to you?

http://www.memory-configurator.com/index.html
That website ships to you and they have a decent psu as well. http://www.memory-configurator.com/p...on_/index.html

It says it is an EU version...I don't know what you have in Africa but it should work I recon.
    
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