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post #1 of 14
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After pondering for so long ive decided im probably going to upgrade later this week. So i still need to find the right psu.

Its basically the rig in my sig, however im changing the mobo to:
MSI K9A2 CF-F :
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...198&cid=MB.350

and the GPU:
Galaxy 9600GSO GPU:
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...id=999.243.390

LG Dvd RW Lightscribe:
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowCart&cmd=aq
(Because the new mobo only has one IDE and thats for my HDD)

I was lookin at this PSU:http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...211&cid=PS.808
But im not sure if thats ok.

I cant spend more then 75 dollars so please keep that in mind. I am also goin be getting the stuff at Canadacomputers.com

Thanks,
-shibbz.
Edited by shibbiness - 6/8/08 at 1:03pm
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post #2 of 14
I heard that the CM PSU's (the extreme power) aren't that great. Some are extremely noisy as well. It seems hit or miss with them - decent for the price.

I would suggest going for this OCZ (it's $6 above your price range but has a $15 MIR)
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...680&cid=PS.808
post #3 of 14
That Cooler Master isn't a very good PSU. It is one of the Seventeam built eXtreme Powers and they can't put out what they are rated at. That 650 is probably closer to a 450W.

Either of these Antecs would be fine: EA-430 for $63, EA-500 for $75. Or the Corsair vx450 for $65 AR and the OCZ StealthXstream 500 for $48 AR. The Corsair is the best and the Antecs and OCZ are little bit below it.
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post #5 of 14
why a 9600GSO? do you think you can mod that one to a 8800GTS 512? i would make sure to see if its the same galaxy 9600gso from asia and make sure itll work first. if you are certain itll work (because there are different galaxy 9600gso's, and some wont work) then go for it. if not, get a 8800GT or 8800GTS 512.
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post #6 of 14
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^No idea. Why wouldnt it work? I guess i can ask them there where its from but i think it will work since im not buying frrom an outside source.

Also thanks for the psu choices everyone. Im leaning towards the Corsair, but would that be ok for me down the road, 450W seems rather low? T. If not ill probably get the OCZ. Just wanted to make sure i wouldnt have to upgrade again soon if i get the 450w corsair..?
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post #7 of 14
Dude, you don't need much power.
A corsair 450VX will serve you fine, and leave you with room for upgrades.
    
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post #8 of 14
You've got a mid-end cpu and a mid-end GFX. Any of the PSUs I listed can run that easily. The Corsair 450, Antec 500 and the OCZ 500 all have about the same power on the 12V rail. The only other option for below $75 with rebates is the StealthXstream 600W. It's not a bad PSU, but the 600W starts to have the famous ripple issues on high loads. So you are limited to like 90% of the PSU load range which makes it about a 550W StealthXstream, so why get it over the others? The three PSUs I just listed will all work for just about any dual core and reasonable GFX card like the g92 or less.
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post #9 of 14
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alright thanks guys!
ill go with the corsair. ill update you guys when i get the parts later this week.
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post #10 of 14
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update! I just bought a gigabyte 790x ds4 and a phenom 9500 bundled for 195 (woot). With the 9600GSO will the 450W still be powerful enough? Or should i get the 500w ocz?
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