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Originally Posted by xIntenso View Post
Okay, thanks for the advice.
I think I'll go for 500W just to be on the safe side for future upgrades.
I'll open a new thread for a budget 450/500W PSU.
Anyone who can give me advice on the RAM, or shoul i make a new thread in the RAM section?

Thanks again for all of your super-fast advices!
I did a little research on your ram with that set up you should beable to reach 3.2 easy. With cheaper ram it hits a wall before you can max out your cpu, so cheap ram would effect certian OC's, but I think you'll get 3.2 fairly easy. So long as that ram can get you to 950mhz or so.

I dont think you have anything to worry about, with air you will have a hard time hitting 3.4+
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No need to make a new thread, we can help you here. If you can't buy from Newegg then link us to a place where you can order from.
OK Thank you! The webistes are, however, in Dutch

Alternate:

All PSU's > 400W:
http://www.alternate.nl/html/categor...=tot+600+Watt&
Special offers
http://www.alternate.nl/html/highlig...&l1=Voedingen&

Informatique:

All PSU's:
http://www.informatique.nl/cgi-bin/i...gi?M=USL&G=171
On this website, every name with a rotating red A next to is is a special offer.

Thanks for your help!
post #23 of 47
What's your budget in your local currency?
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I did a little research on your ram with that set up you should beable to reach 3.2 easy. With cheaper ram it hits a wall before you can max out your cpu, so cheap ram would effect certian OC's, but I think you'll get 3.2 fairly easy. So long as that ram can get you to 950mhz or so.

I dont think you have anything to worry about, with air you will have a hard time hitting 3.4+
950 Mhz?
I'm currently trying to get to 400 x 8 = 3200MHz
So wouldn't 800MHz be fine?
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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
What's your budget in your local currency?
Well, preferrably about €60/70.
However, when just that €10/20 extra could give me way more value for money 80/90 wouldn't be a problem as well.
And of course, lower is always better .

Edit:
Could this be something?:
http://www.alternate.nl/html/shop/pr...&baseId=685579

I's a modular 500W for €60 (Special offer)
For more details, press the red [ \\/ Meer details ] button
Also, it's got very positive user reviews.
Edited by xIntenso - 2/28/11 at 8:48am
post #26 of 47
Many of the Gigabyte 775 motherboards are well known for being very vdroopy, yours included. It's not your PSU's fault, and I don't think it's an emergency to upgrade your PSU either. It won't hurt anything but your wallet to do so though.
post #27 of 47
NEVER skimp on a power supply..

DO NOT listen to users saying 'at max you'll use 300w, so 350 is fine'

Unless you enjoy purchasing a new powersupply whenever you want to add another video card, or another hard drive, etc.

If I were you, get a 500-600w, but check the amps on the 12v rails, very important for video cards. If you get a good PSU now, it should last you through your current rig and your next one.

A little overkill is OK... I'd rather have more then enough power and not have to worry about it then thinking 'is this boot up my last?'
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post #28 of 47
Now the fun begins... lets confuse the guy lol. Different viewpoints. Here are the facts:
-We don't know how good/bad your PSU is
-We don't know if its your PSU or board thats the culprit
-Your board probably does have vdroop--how bad? we don't know

I only tell you to get a somewhat decent PSU for the sake of your hardware. You get a crappy one, and you get a power surge, it could fry your electronics. You want something that will have stable power that doesn't fluctuate. This is my opinion obviously... I think you should rule out the PSU first before looking to your mobo.
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post #29 of 47
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I just checked google, and maybe it's my mobo.
Check out these threads and their first posts:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=199541
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=202119
I quote: "Okay I have a GREAT chip however I have a MOBO that has one of the worst vdroops known to man! GA-EP45-DS3R [...] vdroop from hell [...]"

I'll see what happens when I turn up the VCore even more (I's not like it was dangerously high anyway).
post #30 of 47
http://www.alternate.nl/html/product...2=tot+600+Watt seems to be the best unit there for your budget.
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