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hey how's it going? been a while since my last post. Well it's time to upgrade again. I am going to be buying http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071.
It says the +12v rail needs to be rated for 26amps. is that EACH rail or both together? I'm currently running a BFG Tech 650W psu with +12V1 at 20amps and +12V2 at 20amps. Will everything work ok? Also since I can only run DDR memory how is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146034 going to work? It's my current pick, just ordered a s939 4000+ to replace my 3200+. I think everything will work together fine, just wanted some second opinions.
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1. Nice card

2. The PSU wil be perfect, it has to have 26A combined rails so you will be fine seeing as you ahve 40A combined (well about 35A after effiency loss)

3. That RAM will be fine aslong as your mobo can handle DDR500
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PSU will be fine.

HOWEVER,

If you can in any way, cancel the order for that CPU!! There are MUCH better options for the money you're spending!! You spent $59 on the CPU and are planning to drop $261.99 (!) on outdated RAM technology.

Well, for $320.99 you can do a LOT better.
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about the ram, my mobo is rated for ddr400 , but i DO overclock, check out my system profile with my max OC i will have it running ddr500 without a problem.
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check my previous post.

It's NOT a good idea to drop that much on DDR RAM, esp. since high-quality DDR2 is dirt-cheap, allowing you to upgrade to AM2. Heck, if I take into account that you could sell your motherboard for some money, you probably can even afford Core 2 Duo.
    
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yeah chozart i know that well i have the 4000+ already, does newegg accept returns? and im holding off on ordering stuff now, previously my mom wouldnt listen, now that someone else has said the same thing, she is willing to listen.
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Check out our for sale section. Several people are selling 2gig kits of DDR ram.
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yeah chozart i know that well i have the 4000+ already, does newegg accept returns? and im holding off on ordering stuff now, previously my mom wouldnt listen, now that someone else has said the same thing, she is willing to listen.
Check your account in Newegg. Newegg does accept returns, but you have to be FAST:
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Originally Posted by Newegg
Refund:

All CPUs returned for a refund must be postmarked within 7 days of the invoice date; unfortunately Newegg cannot make exceptions for this policy.
All refunds, including defective and DOA CPUs, will be charged a 15% restocking fee.
Assuming you have the $59.99 OEM 4000+, you'll loose $9 in restocking costs, and of course the return shipping costs.

However, the upgrade to AM2 makes so much more sense (nice SLI mobo, dual core CPU that should overclock to over 3.0GHz pretty easily, quality DDR2 800 RAM)... I know you know it, but just to repeat: DDR is outdated technology, and especially the high-quality DDR 500 sticks sell at extreme prices (about 2.5 times the price of comparible DDR2 800 RAM).
    
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I would not worry about the power, my 550w NUUO works great. However, possibly switch the processor to a dual core.
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