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So I am upgrading my main rig this weekend to a 4000+, 2 7800GT's, the new Asus A8N32 board, and an OCZ Powerstream 600W. My second rig is getting my old parts

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The question is will an OCZ Modstream 450W be sufficient to power all of these components or should I also put in my Antec TPII 550W? I'd rather keep the OCZ as it looks much nicer in the Super Lanboy (and is modular). I have no intentions of OC'ing this system.

Opinions please.
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post #2 of 19
You might be cutting it close with the 2 6600GTs but the Modstream 450w does have 26A on the +12v rail so I think you should be cool with what you have. If you plan on putting more fans or HDDs later then I'd suggest upgrading.
    
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1st of all, DO NOT get the 4000+, get the Opteron 150 you'll get a much better overclock.

And yes, I'm pretty sure the ModStream will be able to handle all of that, but I'd stick on the safe side, and use the Antec.
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1st of all, DO NOT get the 4000+, get the Opteron 150 you'll get a much better overclock.
Ouch! That's quite a mighty claim, the 4000+ OCs like mad! I don't see what the big fuss is about.
    
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Ouch! That's quite a mighty claim, the 4000+ OCs like mad! I don't see what the big fuss is about.
Oh, don't get me wrong, the 4000+ are good overclockers, but Opterons get lower temps, and higher clocks at lower voltages. Its been proven.
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post #6 of 19
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I sold the 3500+ in my second system and am moving the 3700 over to it. I've been pretty happy with the 3700+ and with the extra money I made on parts I figured I would upgrade the cpu slightly. Also I already have the 4000+ in my sweaty hands. I'm not all that familiar with the opterons. What are the actual differences? Also are they not a 940 pin? Does this require a different board than a 939? I am comitted to the Asus A8N32 for my main rig based on my research although I am uncertain if it supports the opteron line. I am a recent AMD convert, having had many intel systems but thus far my experiences have been excellent.

With regards to my second system, there are no more spots to add fans and a single raptor in it is more than sufficient for its needs. It will probably stay this way until I upgrade my main system again.

So it seems thus far the concensus is that the modstream is ok as long as I don;t OC the system (which I won't).

Thanks for advice
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post #7 of 19
The new Opys come in 939 and from all the reading I've been doing today I'm also considering getting one. They look good and aren't that expensive either.
    
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some opterons are 939 pin and they rock at gaming and oc like made
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post #9 of 19
I have compared both the 3700+ SD core and the 148 Opteron, both are around the same price, same 1Mb. Does the Opteron overclock better. Sorry to jack you thread but are opterons that much better than the 3700+ SD?
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post #10 of 19
The Opterons are a picky bunch. You need to get the right stepping in order to get a super-high overclock. (I believe it's a CABYE, please correct me if I'm wrong)

As to your question, I belive it will be able to handle that setup. If you do intend to add some more stuff later (Watercooling pump, etc.) Then I suggest you upgrade to something a little more substantial, i.e. the Powerstream 520. There's a link in my sig to a review I did on it.
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