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I am just getting into overclocking. right now I have a athlon 64.

But I have a few questions that I need help with about compatability b4 I buy anything.(I generally stick to the software side of things.)

I am looking at getting a theraltake tai chi case, a DFI Crossfire RDX MOBO, using my existing athlon 64, and getting 2 ATI Radeon X1900 GPU, and 4x512MB of patriot ram. I am still looking at various PSU's and I already have dual western digital 200GB hdd's.

Does anyone know what would be a really good PSU for this? I will also be running a watercooling unit and 9 in 1 media card reader.

I would also like to get up to 6 120mm fans in there.

What kind of wattage should I be looking at?
what do you guys think the best PSU would be??
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Originally Posted by M3RL1N
I am just getting into overclocking. right now I have a athlon 64.

But I have a few questions that I need help with about compatability b4 I buy anything.(I generally stick to the software side of things.)

I am looking at getting a theraltake tai chi case, a DFI Crossfire RDX MOBO, using my existing athlon 64, and getting 2 ATI Radeon X1900 GPU, and 4x512MB of patriot ram. I am still looking at various PSU's and I already have dual western digital 200GB hdd's.

Does anyone know what would be a really good PSU for this? I will also be running a watercooling unit and 9 in 1 media card reader.

I would also like to get up to 6 120mm fans in there.

What kind of wattage should I be looking at?
what do you guys think the best PSU would be??
Alot of watt's is about all that i can say on that, and 6 fan's seem to be a little much, but hey it's your box, however u may want to reconsider your memory configuration, DFI boards dont like 4 sticks of ram (typically), 2x1gb would be alot easier to work with
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Alot of watt's is about all that i can say on that, and 6 fan's seem to be a little much, but hey it's your box, however u may want to reconsider your memory configuration, DFI boards dont like 4 sticks of ram (typically), 2x1gb would be alot easier to work with

If I change to 2X1GB sTicks what would be thebest kind of sticks that I can get to OC?
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If I change to 2X1GB sTicks what would be thebest kind of sticks that I can get to OC?
I personally only use OCZ/GiEL/Patriot It's a huge debate over loose timing high speed memory or tight timing with a divider is better, so in the end it's going to be upto you, check DFI's forum ( dfi-street.com ) for what memories might work best, Oh and another thing on the PSU, single rail is more stable, and typically much more efficient. if u can find a single rail with 35a+ on the 12v it would probably be better than dual rail with 35a combined. Try to stay away from modular PSU's, they lose alot of efficiency. does'nt look like you are to worried about how much this is going to cost so you may find PC power & cooling to be the ticket. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703001
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Opteron 148 @ 280x10 DFI NF4 Ultra-d WinXP home Antec TruePowerII 550W 
Case
T.T. Soprano 
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