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It was the Smart power 2.0 500w. From what I've read that unit had problems from the get go.
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I guess I'll suggest the one in my sig. It's an Earthwatts 650. If you search EA650 in newegg it was $80 shipped last time I checked. Great deal as it usually goes for $100. Got mind for $50 on a crazy deal from the egg a while back. Been running strong for me, though .
Earthwatts 750 & True Power New 750's are the same price (after MIR) and much better builds.

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I gotta wait until money comes back around unfortunately. But I was looking at those OCZ mod Extreme's and theres a 500w one for $35 after MIR. Maybe I'll ask for it for Christmas, then I might be able to get a better one.
Those OCZ MXS's are not very good. Neither are the Stealth's.

The Rosewill Green Series S12's are only a smig better, but always cheaper for the most part, without MIR's and such.
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Is anyone using the scythe mugen 2? I'm wanna get it but I'm worried about clearance issues with my ram. I have rougly a penny's diameter between the cpu heatsink bracket and the dimm slots.
I remember someone having one here. Unless you have taller than normal RAM, it should fit perfectly fine.
 
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Is anyone using the scythe mugen 2? I'm wanna get it but I'm worried about clearance issues with my ram. I have rougly a penny's diameter between the cpu heatsink bracket and the dimm slots.
As long as your dims do not have high heatspreaders you should be just fine.
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New build up an running!

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=848291

once i get everything situated i'll try to unlock my 4th core. In bios under ACC it says core 0-1-2-3

Does that mean i have a 4th core? I havn't tried hybrid and go into windows because this is a new install of vista
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I just load up GPU-Z and put it in the systray, permitting it to update in the background. I run the game a bit, then alt-tab to GPU-Z and see which card have loaded and how much.
=( I tried to do the same. GPU-Z wont monitor the usage of certain graphics cards. I'm out of luck with that option on my 8800gt's...

Hmmm I have another idea. I'm going to benchmark my system. Overclock my graphics cards, and compare the improvement. Then I'm going to highly overclock my cpu, run the graphics card test and normal speeds, then overclocked, and compare the specs. See if I can detect a bottleneck. I mean technically, the improvement should be the same between stock gpu settings and overclocked. 10, 15 20% improvement, whatever. Therefore if I have a higher % of improvement with the higher cpu settings, then obviously my system can't handle the overclocking of the gpu which means the cpu is causing a bottleneck.

Does that sound logical to anyone? Hmmmm
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=( I tried to do the same. GPU-Z wont monitor the usage of certain graphics cards. I'm out of luck with that option on my 8800gt's...

Hmmm I have another idea. I'm going to benchmark my system. Overclock my graphics cards, and compare the improvement. Then I'm going to highly overclock my cpu, run the graphics card test and normal speeds, then overclocked, and compare the specs. See if I can detect a bottleneck. I mean technically, the improvement should be the same between stock gpu settings and overclocked. 10, 15 20% improvement, whatever. Therefore if I have a higher % of improvement with the higher cpu settings, then obviously my system can't handle the overclocking of the gpu which means the cpu is causing a bottleneck.

Does that sound logical to anyone? Hmmmm
That does sound logical. And honestly, whether you want to admit it or not, the K8 is definitely a bottleneck for that SLI setup. Granted once your resolution goes up to a certain point, the CPU won't play into the situation as much, so for a high resolution 1080p or higher, your CPU would be just fine (as would my old Opteron). I have done these tests before myself, and at 1440x900, SLI just wasn't enough of a help honestly. Except with super low end cards (6800XT's, and 8600GTS's). Once I went SLI with the 8800GT, 9600GT, and 8800GTS 320's...the extra card just wasn't enough of an improvement for my resolution.
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my occt says denab under core but in cpu-z it says heka? What's up
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my occt says denab under core but in cpu-z it says heka? What's up
BigpoppaFrary, did you try unlocking your X3 yet? These Phenom II's I believe are Deneb cores so that probably makes sense why OCCT is reporting that
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Earthwatts 750 & True Power New 750's are the same price (after MIR) and much better builds.

Those OCZ MXS's are not very good. Neither are the Stealth's.

The Rosewill Green Series S12's are only a smig better, but always cheaper for the most part, without MIR's and such.
You know I saw a review over at jonny guru about the 600w mod extreme and it actually did surprisingly well. I looked for it, but it seems to be gone.
I'll probably wind up going with something like this.
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This goes out to all our American members. Happy Turkey Day.
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