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Ahh, thanks. Guess I'll be re-working that, then.

EDIT:

Updated, switched the motheboard out for a cheaper one, switched the MicroATX case out for a cheaper, ATX Mid Tower case, and added a (quite expensive >.>) Corsair 450w power supply. If anyone can make a reccomendation for a cheaper reliable PSU, please let me know.
Edited by Grayson - 7/15/09 at 11:18am
    
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post #12 of 28
Things to go for in a PSU ,

One or more 8-pin PCIe 2.0 power connectors(crossfire later)
you also need: one 8-pin CPU power connector.

Wattage , 550W minimum if you have a dedicated vid card. 600W minimum for high-end gaming hardware. 700W or more recommended for SLI/CrossFire systems.
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post #13 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr soft View Post
Things to go for in a PSU ,

One or more 8-pin PCIe 2.0 power connectors(crossfire later)
you also need: one 8-pin CPU power connector.

Wattage , 550W minimum if you have a dedicated vid card. 600W minimum for high-end gaming hardware. 700W or more recommended for SLI/CrossFire systems.
Wattage isn't the only thing that's important. 450 watts will run a high end rig with 3 hard drives and a dedicated gtx 260 (my sig rig). Whats more important is the voltage on the rails. 20a on the +12v rail is recommended for a 4870. 520 watts can crossfire 2 4870s, afaik.
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post #14 of 28
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So is the one I chose good enough?
    
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Yeah, it'll run it fine.
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post #16 of 28
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Ok, cool.
    
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post #17 of 28
Quote:
Wattage isn't the only thing that's important. 450 watts will run a high end rig with 3 hard drives and a dedicated gtx 260 (my sig rig). Whats more important is the voltage on the rails. 20a on the +12v rail is recommended for a 4870. 520 watts can crossfire 2 4870s, afaik.
Yes it will run, and probably on less, but the efficiency levels will drop creating more heat, and fan noise trying to cool it.
That said , the Corsair is a very efficient PSU even at a 100 percent load it doesn't dip below 80% efficiency.

While your at it, have a look at the OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W, it has higher output capacity, dual PCIe power connectors, and modular cabling, and it's cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016
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post #18 of 28
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Wow, thanks a LOT for that find. That PSU is probably twice as good as the Corsair I have listed. Definite +Rep for that.
    
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post #19 of 28
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Threw in some updates. Switched out the PSU for the cheaper, better, more epic one. Oh, and I added two quarters to my fund. Oh, and I got my parents to chip in 300 if I saved up the rest, so that's good. That'll help me get ze cash by around Christmas.

EDIT:

AND... sorry for the double post. Didn't even notice.
    
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post #20 of 28
For your HDD, unless you are certain you will need 500GB I would go with a smaller one, anywhere from 160-320GB and they will be cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075

Also, don't buy your keyboard/mouse/mousepad online. You can get them all cheaper at a local store (and not have to pay shipping).

Just my

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