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post #1 of 20
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the computer I’m hoping to build will hopefully last me through the rest of my unit life (3 more microwave food years)
-the new Intel X38 chipset motherboard, which will include PCI-e2.0
-Core2 Quad q6600 "Energy Efficient" version (aka G0 stepping, meaning overclock better)
-G.Skill 2GB DDR2 800Mhz PK
OR (if above out of stock) GeIL 2GB 800MHz
-8800GTS 320MB heard it's currently best value for performance
-Western Digital Caviar SE16 500Gb 16Mb Cache (have a WD SE16 250GB, they are great)
-Samsung DVD±RW SATA (cheapest DVD RW, SATA for better case airflow)
-LG 22" widescreen LCD monitor apart from the cheaper Hyundai, this one is cheap yet have a better review
-Antec 900 or p182 case (will decide upon by budget)

Bear in mind that I shall upgrade graphics card when the time is right, and I will add more RAM if needed (currently, 32bit won't seem to need 4GB), HDD is also in my upgrade list. But all others will stay for 3 years.


it’s the missing component from that build: the power supply. I have 4 candidates, and it’s ordered as follow:
1 – ThermalTake Toughpower 700w modular (problem is, it’s out of stock for a month now)
2 – Hiper type-H 580w non-modular type-R is what people all wanted, but it’s too expensive. It says it offers same performance as Type-R, so.....
3 – Corsair HX 520W Modular this was recommended to me on another forum, based on my budget. But I’m worried that it’s not powerful enough
4 – OCZ GameXStream 600w non-modular just as a last choice, because the brand is very good.
While the 700w may seem nice, it’s out of stock for so long and they can’t tell me when it’d be back, so I’m starting to consider other possibilities.
And I’m open to all suggestions, but the power supply has to be from OCuk or Novatech (don’t want to spend too much on delivery fee).
Also, what kind of wattage do you think will be drawn from that system?

As I said I’m open to any form of suggestions. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 20
Corsair HX 520W.

The 620w version can power two 8800GTX. The 520w can handle your system easy.
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post #3 of 20
Well I highly recommend the Silverstone OP650, although it may be a bit over your budget. If that is the case, go for the Corsair. I have heard good things about it.

I would also highly recommend getting 4GB of memory and a 64bit Vista OS. 2 x 250GB HDDs in RAID0 will be faster, and you may want to consider getting a X2900XT.
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post #4 of 20
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can the Corsair 520w handle next gen Geforce 9800 graphics card? i plan to upgrade to that this time next year.

the current build is already stretching my budget, so 4GB and RAID0 is a bit too extreme for me
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu View Post
can the Corsair 520w handle next gen Geforce 9800 graphics card? i plan to upgrade to that this time next year.

the current build is already stretching my budget, so 4GB and RAID0 is a bit too extreme for me
Typically RAID0 costs the same as a single HDD setup. Two 250GB drives should be around the price of 1 500GB drive (or cheaper).

Holding off on 4GB is fine because that is so simple to upgrade.

No one can speculate about the power consumption of the G92.
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post #6 of 20
Corsair HX 520W

but get the 620W

that will handle your specs
    
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post #7 of 20
hey i also bought from novatech and they r kind of pissing me off with genraic products so i would suggest u dont buy "novatech" products, and secondly about novatech they r more expencive than other companies so have a show around for ThermalTake Toughpower 700w modular from other sites

but i would suggest ThermalTake Toughpower 700w modular
even tho it could me more than u need but theres no harm in having more in power supply coz if u keep upgrading this comp u will be thank ful u bought more watts.

Have a look at this one
http://thermaltech.co.uk/shop/therma...ower-p-83.html
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post #8 of 20
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well, the voices are strong: Corsair!

the 620w is over my budget...... so i may have to go for a 8600GTS or even 2600XT if i want to keep the p182 case i will, however, re-consider it when the new G92's release date is announced (if before me buying)

problem is, cheapest 250GB is £36.41, so RAID0 is £72, while the 500GB is only £66. that's why i chose the 500GB.

because no one can speculate G92's rated power, let's say will Corsair 520w support the latest, most power-hungry 2900XT on my spec?
if it's got even a bit to spare, like 50w, i'd go for the Corsair without question.

edit, in reply to xiaokai, who just posted before i pressed post button: Tt Toughpower seems nice, and is what i first wanted.
but Novatech is out of stock. the very reason i chose Novatech and OCuk is because OCuk have a few relatively cheap items for overclockers, and i live to the south of Bristol, Novatech's new Bristol outlet is to the south-west of Brstol. so i can take out the delivery fee.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu View Post
well, the voices are strong: Corsair!

the 620w is over my budget...... so i may have to go for a 8600GTS or even 2600XT if i want to keep the p182 case i will, however, re-consider it when the new G92's release date is announced (if before me buying)

problem is, cheapest 250GB is £36.41, so RAID0 is £72, while the 500GB is only £66. that's why i chose the 500GB.

because no one can speculate G92's rated power, let's say will Corsair 520w support the latest, most power-hungry 2900XT on my spec?
if it's got even a bit to spare, like 50w, i'd go for the Corsair without question.

The Corsair will be fine. The 620w supports two 8800GTX.... that's more than 200w power consumption on a PSU that is 100w more. Therefore, your PSU has at least another 100w of headroom. That means your PSU can support a 250-300w video card.
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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post #10 of 20
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rightio, that is the sort of answer and assurance i was hoping for, rep+ for you sir.
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