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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I would like something cheap and that can run the following:

- Socket 939 Dual Core Processor (probably the X2 3800)
- 2 GB RAM
- 8800 GTS 320 MB
- 1 CD and 1 DVD Drive
- 1 HD 120 GB
- 5 Fans (1 CPU, 4 case)
- A8N SLI-Deluxe mobo

I have a feeling its my psu thats holding my graphics card back. I am going to see if I can borrow my friends 600 watt psu tommarow to test it. If it is or isn't I have to get a new PSU anyways so please recommend me some.

I would prefer for it to be reliable too. A good company.

Thanks guys.
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AMD X2 +3800 (DEAD) ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (DEAD) eVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB 1 GB (DEAD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120 GB Windows XP Westinghouse L1928NV Black 19" 8ms Zboard Gaming Keyboard 
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post #2 of 14
How cheap? If you can swing around $100 you could get:

Corsair HX520W

Built by SeaSonic so reliability is certain, has 40A on the 12V rail, very quiet, and modular. She'd do your rig justice.
    
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WDCaviar Black Intel X25-V Lite-On DH-4O1S Blu-Ray OCZ Vendetta 2 
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Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 Samsung 245BW Logitech G11 Corsair HX520W 
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post #3 of 14
How about a budget to work from
    
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post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Looks great. Anything below the $100 limit will do good.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 +3800 (DEAD) ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (DEAD) eVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB 1 GB (DEAD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120 GB Windows XP Westinghouse L1928NV Black 19" 8ms Zboard Gaming Keyboard 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 +3800 (DEAD) ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (DEAD) eVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB 1 GB (DEAD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120 GB Windows XP Westinghouse L1928NV Black 19" 8ms Zboard Gaming Keyboard 
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COOLER MASTER eXtreme 500 Watts COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Razor Copperhead 
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post #5 of 14
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Instead of starting a new thread, can someone tell me if this PSU will run the system well and not lag my graphics card up?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171016
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AMD X2 +3800 (DEAD) ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (DEAD) eVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB 1 GB (DEAD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120 GB Windows XP Westinghouse L1928NV Black 19" 8ms Zboard Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
COOLER MASTER eXtreme 500 Watts COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Razor Copperhead 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 +3800 (DEAD) ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (DEAD) eVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB 1 GB (DEAD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120 GB Windows XP Westinghouse L1928NV Black 19" 8ms Zboard Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
COOLER MASTER eXtreme 500 Watts COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Razor Copperhead 
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post #6 of 14
it should be sufficient. the GTS 320 requires a 400W powersupply.
though for under $100 you should be able to find something slightly better probably.
post #7 of 14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010

but i second that corsair psu posted above in a earlier post



but this is also good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256008
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
I would choose the corsair but the issue is that the one I posted is only $35 somewhere else.

Would the rail fit for a dual core and everything else on the CoolerMaster?
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AMD X2 +3800 (DEAD) ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (DEAD) eVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB 1 GB (DEAD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120 GB Windows XP Westinghouse L1928NV Black 19" 8ms Zboard Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
COOLER MASTER eXtreme 500 Watts COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Razor Copperhead 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 +3800 (DEAD) ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (DEAD) eVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB 1 GB (DEAD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120 GB Windows XP Westinghouse L1928NV Black 19" 8ms Zboard Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
COOLER MASTER eXtreme 500 Watts COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Razor Copperhead 
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post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
*BUMP*

Any help? I need to know this.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 +3800 (DEAD) ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (DEAD) eVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB 1 GB (DEAD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120 GB Windows XP Westinghouse L1928NV Black 19" 8ms Zboard Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
COOLER MASTER eXtreme 500 Watts COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Razor Copperhead 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 +3800 (DEAD) ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (DEAD) eVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB 1 GB (DEAD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120 GB Windows XP Westinghouse L1928NV Black 19" 8ms Zboard Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
COOLER MASTER eXtreme 500 Watts COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Razor Copperhead 
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post #10 of 14
Antec True Power-Trio 550W. Best PSU for under 100 dollars, friend has 1, works perfectly fine, powers everything, plus 8800gts, 3 hds, etc, fans. You wont be dissapointed for the price.

its SLI compatible to, so if you have a SLI motherboard and ever wanna be crazy and put another 8800 in your system, youll be covered also has 3 12v rails

http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=23550
Meh.
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