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I'm just skeptical that 430W will suffice for a 8800GTS.
just Don't be. EVGA recommends a 400 watt power supply with a minimum of 26 amps on the +12v rail.


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Sorry for my n00b-ness when it comes to Amps and watts.... but I noticed that SeaSonic 430W PSU has two 12V rails, with 17A on each - and the 8800GTS requires 26Amps. Can the two 12V Rail's Amps be used together then? (I'm guessing yes, but not totally sure...)
    
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Actually out of that build, It would run me about $785 since I will be using my current OC,HDD and drives.

As is I will have to buy a part at a time. Liking the selections so far. Please discuss OC'ing and what works better with what. I want a firm idea of these parts and specs. I'd much rather see 15 pages of why one Mobo is better than another then to spend money on Mobo that OC's like crappers. Thanks in advance for the help guys.

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Sorry for my n00b-ness when it comes to Amps and watts.... but I noticed that SeaSonic 430W PSU has two 12V rails, with 17A on each - and the 8800GTS requires 26Amps. Can the two 12V Rail's Amps be used together then? (I'm guessing yes, but not totally sure...)
My current PSU runs a total 38Amps on the 12's and it's a 460watt Enermax. Which has been amazing with any part I add.
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Actually out of that build, It would run me about $785 since I will be using my current OC,HDD and drives.

As is I will have to buy a part at a time. Liking the selections so far. Please discuss OC'ing and what works better with what. I want a firm idea of these parts and specs. I'd much rather see 15 pages of why one Mobo is better than another then to spend money on Mobo that OC's like crappers. Thanks in advance for the help guys.



My current PSU runs a total 38Amps on the 12's and it's a 460watt Enermax. Which has been amazing with any part I add.
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Actually out of that build, It would run me about $785 since I will be using my current OC,HDD and drives.

As is I will have to buy a part at a time. Liking the selections so far. Please discuss OC'ing and what works better with what. I want a firm idea of these parts and specs. I'd much rather see 15 pages of why one Mobo is better than another then to spend money on Mobo that OC's like crappers. Thanks in advance for the help guys.
Well, I think your best bet for AM2 overclocking would be to go with the nVidia 590 chipset. There are multiple boards out there that use this chipset and are basically produced from the same specifications with slight alterations from each company. Asus is almost always a great choice, and I think you'd probably have great results overclocking with the M2N32 SLI Deluxe. The $170 Price tag is not cheap, but not really bad for a motherboard with a lot of options (check out the link). For a little less, you could go with the M2N SLI Deluxe ($140), which has received numerous positive reviews and is a 4x Winner of the Customer Choice Awards at Newegg. Both of these boards use the nVidia 590 SLI chipset. The only major difference is the M2N32 uses 16x16 PCI-E bandwidth for SLI, while the M2N uses 8x8.
    
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Well, I think your best bet for AM2 overclocking would be to go with the nVidia 590 chipset. There are multiple boards out there that use this chipset and are basically produced from the same specifications with slight alterations from each company. Asus is almost always a great choice, and I think you'd probably have great results overclocking with the M2N32 SLI Deluxe. The $170 Price tag is not cheap, but not really bad for a motherboard with a lot of options (check out the link). For a little less, you could go with the M2N SLI Deluxe, which has received numerous positive reviews and is a 4x Winner of the Customer Choice Awards at Newegg.
Agreed

However the KING of 590 overclocking is this In my opion

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136014

Only 140$

I have heard (from someone who owns it) that its amazing and that almost all record AM2 overclocks are made on this board
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Agreed

However the KING of 590 overclocking is this In my opion

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136014

Only 140$

I have heard (from someone who owns it) that its amazing and that almost all record AM2 overclocks are made on this board
Oh, man! I almost forgot about the DFI Lanparty. That's an excellent choice as well. Thanks for putting that out there.

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^ And don't forget about that Thread... it's right up your alley. Lots of good information.
    
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Oh yeah,I love me some DFI Mobo's
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Oh, man! I almost forgot about the DFI Lanparty. That's an excellent choice as well. Thanks for putting that out there.
I Agree, reviews have proven that its made of magic.
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