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post #1 of 10
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Im upgrading the following rig:
P4 2.8GHZ
MSI 865P Neo-2 mobo
2 x 256 ddr 400 ram
fx 5200
****ed up PSU and generic case

to the following:
P4 2.8GHZ
MSI 865P Neo-2 mobo
4 x 256 ddr 400 ram
Compucase 6A21
enermax liberty 500W
xfx 7600GT AGP

- i plan on buying a whole new rig in a year or two and thats why i bought a strong PSU, because i plan to use the case and PSU on my next computer too.

opinions please
post #2 of 10
Change the RAM to 1stick or 2x512, for better oc, if you do.
The 7600GT AGP might be pricey.
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post #3 of 10
Try to get a bit stronger PSU, seeing the next-gen of video cards will be power consumers.
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post #4 of 10
Nice. Maybe bump the PSU rating up to 550-600W.

Who know what the power requirement of hardware will be in a couple of years. Hopefully the tech field will be able to produce more from less, like some CPU have done with Vcore and clock speed.
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post #5 of 10
Well that system is fine however i reccomend the following things:

1. 2x512mb Memory modules for better overclockability...Also better for Dual channel ( Get a Dual channel kit ) .

2.Get a Better PSU. It would run a 7600GT however for future card upgrades your current one just wont do.

I reccomend the OCZ GAMESXSTREAM 700Watt PSU.
post #6 of 10
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since an 8800gts needs a 400W 30A-12v PSU, and the enermax liberty is considered a very good series i guess it'll be enough.
and especially since the nextgen mainstream cards are said to be much more energy efficient. (good 600W PSU's are very expensive where i live)

will the P4 2.8GHZ hold for a year or two till quad core is stable in the market?
and i dont overclock my memory so will 4x256 limit my performance?
(changing to 2x512 is too expensive for me)
post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by erap129 View Post
since an 8800gts needs a 400W 30A-12v PSU, and the enermax liberty is considered a very good series i guess it'll be enough.
and especially since the nextgen mainstream cards are said to be much more energy efficient. (good 600W PSU's are very expensive where i live)

will the P4 2.8GHZ hold for a year or two till quad core is stable in the market?
and i dont overclock my memory so will 4x256 limit my performance?
(changing to 2x512 is too expensive for me)

the 4x256 shouldn't limit your performance but it will hinder your ability to overclock.
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post #8 of 10
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(changing to 2x512 is too expensive for me)
Sell the old ram first and look around for deals online. I picked up a gigabyte of gskill hz ddr500, for $50 shipped. Just look around deals are everywhere, especially if you have patience.
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post #9 of 10
Er, on the whole contrary, it's been supposdly said that next-gen GPU's will need a ton of energy. Or at least everywhere I've readt.

I hope it's your theory, though.
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post #10 of 10
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well scratch the liberty, i got some advice on another forum and they said that PSU prices will probably go down too, so investing now in a PSU for the future isnt smart. for now ill stick with a hec 400W or something and with the remaining cash i can buy 2x512 ram instead of 2x256
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