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Here is my current system

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ @ 2.7GHz
eVGA 8800 GTS 320MB @ 600/1800
Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 800 - 5-5-5-12
550W PSU

With the coming price drop on Intel CPU I'm planning on buying an Intel Core 2 Q6600.

My question is would I also need to upgrade my PSU if I bought the Q6600? I'm also considering exchanging my 8800 GTS for an 8800 GTX.

Also, can anyone recommend me a good OC-able socket 775 MOBO for $150 or less?

Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 17
Yes an upgrade of PSU would be just enough. Like at least a 700W or more is fine
 
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by sion1821 View Post
My question is would I also need to upgrade my PSU if I bought the Q6600? I'm also considering exchanging my 8800 GTS for an 8800 GTX.

Also, can anyone recommend me a good OC-able socket 775 MOBO for $150 or less?
No need to upgrade your PSU GTX Power Consumption, still your PSU will be fine if you overclock the Q6600 to 3.2 GHz. Anyhow I highly recommend that you get a PSU with the 80+ Program Certificate so you would save money on the electricity bill.

& if you are looking for a good OC mobo then check DFI INFINITY P965-S LGA.

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post #4 of 17
What exact PSU do you have? Its not the wattage that matters - Its the amount of Amps that the 12v rails contain. My 580W PSU powers my rig fine and I have a HD2900XT(uses like 20000W or power)
    
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
My 580W PSU powers my rig fine and I have a HD2900XT(uses like 20000W or power)
lmao
    
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post #6 of 17
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lmao
My mate has a crossfire 2900XT and he uses 5 Car batterys in "Caraid 0"

And about the mobo - Look into the gigabyte DS3 or S3 - Great 775 budget boards
    
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
My mate has a crossfire 2900XT and he uses 5 Car batterys in "Caraid 0" :
*****. i'll sig that if i have enough characters left
    
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fill in your system specs like everyone else then...
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fill in your system specs like everyone else then...
it's sorted now
    
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post #10 of 17
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Here is the PSU I have now.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...2&Sku=GEN-2004
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Intel Core 2 Quad G0 Q6600 GA-965P-DS3 eVGA 8800 GTS 320MB Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB Seagate Dusty DVD-Drive Windows Vista Acer 17 inch LCD 
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Ultra X-Connect / 600-Watt Cooler Master Elite 
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