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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by NamelessMC View Post
You're not going to make many friends here if you're about to dump nearly $1000 on a system yet you can't set aside even $70 for a good power supply. If you're pressed for cash, either of these will power your system fine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182016
Very good, can power your 8800 really well and an overclocked Core 2 Duo. A lot of people slam Rosewill power supplies, but don't listen to them because a majority of them don't research before they post. JonnyGURU, probably the best tech reviewer for power supplies, gave this Rosewill power supply an 8/10. (The same rating he gave the OCZ GameXStream)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189005
Another really good PSU. I had this with my 7900GS/Pentium D build, never had a problem. It can also power an over-clocked Core 2 Duo and 8800 card, easily.

EDIT: And don't come in here, and ask for advice, and when someone tells you to get a good PSU, say things like "Well I'm not skimping the CPU". You're putting every component in your system at risk, throwing some piece of trash PSU in a system with a $300 video card and a $230 processor. The way anyone will put it, is like this- You spent $220 on your E6600... Tell me, is it worth $50 to you? Because how much you spend on a PSU, is how much you're telling us you think your system is worth. Think about it. The power supply is powering ALL your components. Your optical drives, your processor, your motherboard, your memory, your video-card.

As for ram, get these dude-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
$80.99- Free Shipping and very good quality brand. G.Skill right now, in my opinion, is a better ram company than Corsair or Geil.

For the video-card, honestly a 320 is fine. If getting the 640 means you can't get a good power supply or you can't get the different ram, then go with the 320. If you can get a power supply we recommended, get good ram and a good everything else, and STILL afford the 640, then get the 640, it'll be worth it.

you, my good man are on the same page as me.
ok, so, which one of the 2 PSU's would be best...
either is fine.
and the RAM..
advice taken.
post #22 of 29
theyre both good brands, no doubt, id personally go for the rosewill. But both power supplies dont have active pfc...

http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/faqpfc.html

i dont know, you be the judge.
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post #23 of 29
if your gonna get the DS3 mobo - you might as well get the rev.1.3 one for $20 cheaper, and 1333 FSB capable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128042
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if your gonna get the DS3 mobo - you might as well get the rev.1.3 one for cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128042
what would be the difference?
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what would be the difference?
sorry just edited. well 1333 FSB support instead of max 1066, $20 cheaper, its just a newer revision of the board so im guessing its a little more "perfected" as well.
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ok, kool....
i would like to get cheaper RAM tho...
i jsut realised hwo much it is...
i thought it said something like 80 or 90 bux.....
not 120
id go with the RAM that namelessMC recommended. from what ive heard GSkill makes some pretty damned good ddr2 (i cant experience it for myself because im stck with my ddr1 mobo ha).
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ok, kool....
i would like to get cheaper RAM tho...
i jsut realised hwo much it is...
i thought it said something like 80 or 90 bux.....
not 120
It is $80.99. You're looking at the retail price. Newegg has it priced at $80.99.

As for the power supplies, I'd go with the Rosewill. The Rosewill is quieter and that plays points with me. I had both previously. The Xclio had kind of a hum to it when it was loaded. The Rosewill though was rather quiet, just had kind of a "whoosh" sound from the fan, but it's a big 120mm fan so it's VERY quiet under regular use. Definitely one of the more rock solid PSU's I've worked with.

As for the motherboard, I agree. You don't need 1333FSB support with Conroes, and anyone using a 1333FSB Core 2 Duo is going to want a P35 chipset anyway. Get the 1.3 rev DS3, it's all the same, over-clocks the same, but you save $20.
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That PSU is fine. Anyone who says otherwise hasn't done their homework or for whatever reason needs more than two SATA ports.

Speaking of SATA, where are your HDDs/Optical drives?
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post #29 of 29
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ok, so i think i am set...
any thoughts on selling this:
well, most the parts i will mention are from this:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...70216&lang=en#
so, i think im selling my:
motherboard
processor(heatsink/fan too)P4 3.06 ghz (coolermaster heatsink/fan)
RAM )768megs now (might put a gig in before i sell)
the CD-rom drive
case (custom paint... plus a clover shaped hole in the side (mesh covered)

and for other things...
geforce fx 5200 256mb PCI
512 meg (2x 256) pc133 RAM(old style lol)
netgear ethernet card(10/100meg)
so what should i ask for each of these things..
(im thinking about bundling some of it *mobo, ram, CPU*
ooh, a 200watt PSU(will power the computer without the fx5200*onboard on the mobo BTW*)
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