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Good build? (Also have some Qs about my PSU)

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I'm contemplating upgrading my current rig, and I'm wondering if this is a good build. I will be using the HDs from my current machine in it and maybe my PSU if its powerful enough (is 550w enough to power this build?) I could also stick with my current case if need be but the 900 would be nice .

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...tTitle=May+Rig is the link for the wishlist. With the mail-in rebates the total is 894$ (The PSU rebate expires before I'll be able to buy it)
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Most people would say the PSU sucks just 'cause it's not a lot of money. Or, they don't use them. It's fine. And yes, 550w is enough. Also, for 230 you could get a cheap 8800GTS 512, or definitely a 8800GT which is far more better. So yeah, it's a fine machine. Just the GPU could be swapped out.
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Don't need a 650W PSU but if the rig needs one. Go for $78 Corsair 650TX. 550vx is $70.
post #4 of 9
Change that old G80 to an 8800GT. Also, a better quality PSU is highly advisable.
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As in the previous post I would swap that GFX card to an 8800 GTS 512 because its newer, overclocks better, and runs cooler.
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As in the previous post I would swap that GFX card to an 8800 GTS 512 because its newer, overclocks better, and runs cooler.
Yup G92 8800GTS 512 is a much better solution, and if you can't the money for that then 8800GT is your answer, either one beats a G80 8800 GTS
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127329 looks pretty nice, any other recommendations for the GPU? Also in the future I might go for SLI what PSU would be advisable for that?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127329 looks pretty nice, any other recommendations for the GPU? Also in the future I might go for SLI what PSU would be advisable for that?
A PC Power and Cooling 610w is probably the best PSU in that case. It's the top end. The Corsair 650w is also good.
post #9 of 9
Personally I would go for the Xclio 600W psu (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189007) its about the same price and is modular

I would also go for RAM with a lower cas latency, I'm a big fan of the kingston hyperX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134125)

The MSI 8800GTS 512 G92 is also a really solid card, highly recommend.
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