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post #11 of 18
Do yourself a huge favor and go with something else instead of the 7300GS, like the 7300GT (make sure it has DDR3!) that would be better. Or else a 7600GS... but really if you are willing to spend a little more get the 7600GT.
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post #12 of 18
I disagree with you Chozart.
450w will not be sufficient for him. If he ever plans on upgrading again he will then have to buy another power supply.
The NUUO however will do fine for a non-overclocking rig.
I even use one in my x2 3800+ rig, overclocked. Ive used that rig for over almost a year now and have had no problems.
post #13 of 18
Err... there is a whole Ampere of difference between the 450W FSP and the 550W NUUO on the 12V rails (29A for the FSP and 30A for the NUUO).

You'er not going to tell me that 1 amp makes that much difference??

Do note that 450W is nVidia's recommendation for a rig based on the 8800GTX, and that in reviews a full rig with the 8800GTX draws less than 350W power under full load!

450W is enough. Plenty even. The power requirements for computers are often exaggerated. And Watts is often not the most important thing to look at; the current on the 12V rails is also important.

He can put an 8800GTX in that rig later and the 450W FSP will still run it quite easily. I'd likely pick the FSP over the NUUO if I had only those two PSUs to pick from, regardless of what my rig was. I just don't like the NUUO's horrid efficiency (not to mention that a few members had theirs fail after a while).
    
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post #14 of 18
Say what you will.
Ive had good luck, so im going to recommend it.
post #15 of 18
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Yes, I'm the mysterious friend who is wanting a new computer. What I plan to do with the computer is moderate computer usage, and light gaming, I'm going to have many programs running at once, photoshop, a free online game, a few web pages, AIM, mIRC, and MSN messenger is what comes to mine immedietly, which means there will be more than said list.

Mainly, I'm just tired of my computer lagging out due to me breathing on it, anymore.

I'm a noob for this kind of thing, that's why I had my friend post this for me. But this is what we've revamped the PC to:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - OEM

Mobo: ABIT KN9 ULTRA Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

(Motherboard and Processor come as a packaged deal for 213.99)

Video Card: ZOGIS Geforce 7600GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail ($89.99 with rebate)

Memory: pqi TURBO 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Retail ($86.99 with rebate)

PSU: FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.0, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - Retail 53.99

All of those links should be correct, if not the names are at least. Everything came/is coming from newegg.

That comes to 444.96 WITHOUT SHIPPING.

Yay or nay?
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post #16 of 18
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Yeah, that's what I was missing last night when I was browsing through psu's for your rig. The amount of amperes that can run on the 12V rails, oy I feel so dumb. Anyway, personally I agree with Chozart that the FSP is better. Note: Since I couldn't think of what to look for, we went with the best rated/most popular psu. Which was that one with something like 998 ratings, and the average being a full 5 eggs. Also the reasoning for me coming here looking for a better. =P

Anyway, I'll look into the 7600GS or 7300GT, but I'm not entirely expecting him to need them, and it saves on the price, so I went with the 7300GS. Thanks for the pointers, everyone.
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post #17 of 18
Don't skimp on the power supply, it is the worst place to save money.Even if you aren't overclocking poor power supply is at the root of 50% of problems. If ocing its 90%.
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post #18 of 18
Agreed. Hence my advice for the 450W FSP. An excellent PSU that does not cost too much, and can power quite a rig actually (29 A max load on the 12V rails).

It's not directly revealed in the Watts, but it packs quite a punch.
    
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