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Lucky you two! FINALLY got through and have ordered 9800GT!!!
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I have a concern about the Power Supply, finding one that would fit into my case could be a problem. I have done a rough math on it, maximum the system would use roughly:

9800 GT 116W
Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Hard drive - 128W
Total: 224 watts

I know the motherboard, hard drive and the RAM's not the same, also bearing in mind that my 9800GT's a low profile, there could be a chance of the power usage coming from the graphic card being less but I could be wrong. The graphic card need 26 Amps I think but will find out when it's arrive.

I am not willing to change the case, please, it would be very appreciate to hear some answers about the power requirements, thank you for reading.
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9800GT have arrived today But hadn't had a chance to open it up as I'm at work, but will take photos when I'm back home tonight
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Here's the 9800GT



Sorry about the poor lighting, will take a better photo next time I got the chance to do it.
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glad to see im not the only one that gets paid for browsing OCN!! hey andy
Hey. I could not resist and I ordered a set of OCZ Blade LV (the Low Voltage type indeed) today. I hope to be testing them tomorrow!

It may look off-topic, but I know "hereonyourown" is getting the OCZ Blades as well, hehe.

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Here's the 9800GT

Sorry about the poor lighting, will take a better photo next time I got the chance to do it.
The lighting is alright, and that's a funny looking 9800GT I must say!
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Hey. I could not resist and I ordered a set of OCZ Blade LV (the Low Voltage type indeed) today. I hope to be testing them tomorrow!

It may look off-topic, but I know "hereonyourown" is getting the OCZ Blades as well, hehe.

The lighting is alright, and that's a funny looking 9800GT I must say!
LMAO, must've been a impulse buy! Let me know how it goes with the OCZ Blade LV once you try them out

Yep, even compare to my very old graphic card few years back, don't have it anymore, it was a passive low profile ATI X300SE, 9800GT's the oddest I've see but still the most powerful low profile graphic card (at the moment, who know!) I may change the cooler to Zalman VF700 (it's the only one which MAY fit into the case but have to wait and see once I got the case) unless there's smaller, better cooler for it?
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Actually the VF700 is pretty good, although it's a bit old. I had one on an old X800GTO and it cooled very well

About the power supply, did you already order it?
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Actually the VF700 is pretty good, although it's a bit old. I had one on an old X800GTO and it cooled very well
Awesome!!! I'm not going to get it until I got the system up and running.

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About the power supply, did you already order it?
I havn't order it because I wasn't sure about it.
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I havn't order it because I wasn't sure about it.
Does the power supply need a special size? Else I would simply suggest the Corsair CX400 or VX450. And I can pick another one if you want to spend less.
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Does the power supply need a special size? Else I would simply suggest the Corsair CX400 or VX450. And I can pick another one if you want to spend less.
Yeah the power supply need a special size, the height need to be 65mm/75mm. I had a look at Corsair CX400 and it's too big sadly: 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 140mm(L)

It was confirm by one of the reviewers on ebuyer that one of the power supply on ebuyer does fit into the case:

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PSU used was an ebuyer own http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133577 it fit in fine but the fan was a little noisy so swapped it for an akasa amber. If you are having trouble finding a PSU you might want to look at a picoPSU the ones that are the size of an ATX power socket.
Edit: Knowing what's cheap crappy PSU are like, Is Seasonic V8 300W alright? Seem got a good review or Enermax EG285SX?
Edited by hereonyourown - 5/16/09 at 7:24am
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