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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
430W isn't enough for the 9600GT, you're going to run into stability issues. Overall its still a good build.

Just switch the Allendale for an e2180 and maybe consider switching the NZXT for a Sonata III, its $130 but the PSU it comes with is made by Seasonic(the standalone model costs $90 on Newegg alone) so its comparable to Corsair, Silverstone etc.. in quality, and is certainly enough for a 9600GT. The case, while it doesn't have a side window, still looks amazing and its also really quiet.

All of this can be had for around $540.
430W is more then plenty. I'm using a 375w w/ a 8800gs (consumes more energy)
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post #12 of 16
yup a 430 would be plenty

http://www2.pny.com/9600GT-512MB-PCIe-P2575C331.aspx
says 400 at PNY (link) and if you stick some numbers through

Power Suplpy Calculator under 100% peak load and 30% PSU aging with a E2180 it comes to a nice and small 341 watts, just a guide though
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post #13 of 16
With a budget like that, it seems stupid not to go AMD.

Edit:
I saw a day or two ago they(NewEgg) had a 2.8 dual core (OEM) for like 80$.
I'd suggest that.
    
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post #14 of 16
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yup a 430 would be plenty

http://www2.pny.com/9600GT-512MB-PCIe-P2575C331.aspx
says 400 at PNY (link) and if you stick some numbers through

Power Suplpy Calculator under 100% peak load and 30% PSU aging with a E2180 it comes to a nice and small 341 watts, just a guide though
430W x 65% efficiency = 280W = system crashes



Those recommendations are for normal users who don't overclock, with that PSU you aren't going to be able to OC, add extra fans or harddrives or memory, or run 24/7.
    
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post #15 of 16
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ok what if i get a p31 instead and 8800gs and the nxzt case and also some dual core will I be able to get the rosewill 550w psu and if i do wat type of ram to get?( get it around 500mark )
My friend is really insisting he get the nxzt apollo case as he likes it.

I had the 430w in mind but nah i wouldnt want to risk his system . is 8800gs upto the mark for the latest games.. he has a 22'' Samsung(ie 1680 x 10xx resolution)
post #16 of 16
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How about this? also is 8800gs better than 8800gts320 mb version?
is there anything i am missing, I will be using the stock cooler..

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