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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

No its not the same model the one i linked is made by CWT the 700 watts you have is made by FSP

The PSU is at least 4-5 years old maybe 6 years so you really want to keep something that old in your new system?

I am not particularly worried. My original one that I just took out a few months ago had around 2 more years of use on it compared to my brother unit.(I swapped them because mine didn't have the built in 8 pin pci-e plug, my brothers did as it was a bit newer). I also had my system overclocked and more powerful graphics cards in it, so mine was taxed more than his. Never had any issues.

Can you provide a link compared the two build houses you mentioned?
Edited by timaishu - 5/19/13 at 12:10pm
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I am not particularly worried. My original one that I just took out a few months ago had around 2 more years of use on it compared to my brother unit.(I swapped them because mine didn't have the built in 8 pin pci-e plug, my brothers did as it was a bit newer). I also had my system overclocked and more powerful graphics cards in it, so mine was taxed more than his. Never had any issues.

Well its not a bad unit its just inefficient these days as its so old
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post #13 of 22
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Made the order.

I chose everything in my screen shot aside from the memory. I opted for 2x4gb 1833 sticks instead. Probably wasn't worth it, but I chose it for the lower cas.

I hope it was worth it. Its my belief this was the smartest move for right now. This freed up my 5850 and gives me better performance on the cpu front. Now I can save up for a better system down the line instead of blowing my entire savings on a brand new rig(which I wanted to avoid anyways beause I am paying my way through school) What I was planning to get with the i7 would have easily been more than double than what I just spent.
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Who let you buy Vengeance RAM?
Friends don't let friends buy Vengeance.
 
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Haha sorry, I didn't even clarify what I chose. I actually got this instead. If you think I made a bad choice I could probably still switch it out.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
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5850 is going to bottleneck you big time now. What resolution are you playing at?
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Who let you buy Vengeance RAM?
Friends don't let friends buy Vengeance.

Is Corsair no longer good for RAM?
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5850 is going to bottleneck you big time now. What resolution are you playing at?

1680*1050
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1680*1050

ahh okay, makes more sense now thumb.gif
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