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Holy **** I'm so excited

Everything just arrived, and it's all as beautiful as I expected.

I'll get back to you bros in a few hours.
    
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post #32 of 96
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Yeah, but the 520w corsair is 110 bucks. That aside, antec is just as reputable as corsair.
I'm pretty sure that model is more expensive just because it's a "modular" PSU. The 550W Corsair is $90 before MIR. The 650W model is $100 -- ten bucks cheaper than the modular 520W.

A lot of your choices are similar to the ones I made a few months ago in building my rig. I also moved up from a P4; trust me when I say that you're absolutely gonna LOVE your new PC.
    
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post #33 of 96
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I just finished building. The only things missing are the psu and the video card. I'm pissed off that I have to wait at least a week before I'll be able to turn it on :|
    
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post #34 of 96
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Okay, I'm gonna take a vote. Who thinks I should use the apevia psu for now? I'm well aware that apevia psu's are horrible and cheaply made, which is why I'm asking.
    
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post #35 of 96
heathmcabee has it right a 450W corsair will be great for you. My friend has a similar build to what you're gonna have (E6300, 4850, but with a P43 mobo), and he uses the 450W corsair.
Also the E6300 is an amazing cpu at that price. It overclocks very well and it's fairly powerful for the price.
edit:DON'T USE APEVIA
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post #36 of 96
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heathmcabee has it right a 450W corsair will be great for you. My friend has a similar build to what you're gonna have (E6300, 4850, but with a P43 mobo), and he uses the 450W corsair.
Would it have any problems if the e6300 were overclocked to around 3.5ghz?

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Also the E6300 is an amazing cpu at that price. It overclocks very well and it's fairly powerful for the price.
I know, that's why I bought it. The ud3r is one of the best, if not THE best, lga775 overclocking boards and I hope to take advantage of that.

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edit:DON'T USE APEVIA
Saw it coming.
    
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post #37 of 96
Yea you'd be fine at 3.5ghz. Use this PSU wattage calculator from twocable's sig.
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post #38 of 96
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Is the ocz modxstream 500w good? It's right in my price range
    
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post #39 of 96
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Is the ocz modxstream 500w good? It's right in my price range
From what I remember, it's OK. Not great, but OK.
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post #40 of 96
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Okay, I'm gonna take a vote. Who thinks I should use the apevia psu for now? I'm well aware that apevia psu's are horrible and cheaply made, which is why I'm asking.
Since you aren't going to draw much power at all, the Apevia 700w would very easily power your rig.

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Is the ocz modxstream 500w good? It's right in my price range
It's alright but nothing special.
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