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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
For the love of god don't put your shiny new system at risk with a bottom-of-the-bin budget PSU that has a high failure rate at a lower power utilization.
Listen to this man, if you risk that machine on an OEM unbranded unit, lets just say that your money will explode.

The PSU is the most important part of the computer, with untainted power your computer runs greener, is more efficient and ensures no parts will fail due to the PSU, which is common with unbranded crappy OEM PSU's.
Edited by Reflux - 3/2/11 at 9:57pm
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post #22 of 32
Ran my old Pentium D and 9600gt on an unknown chinese 300watt psu I salvaged from an old 800mhz celeron rig. Worked fine 24/7 until I received my 500watt cooler master weeks later.

I don't even think an althon x4 and gts450 will pull 300watts yet alone 400watts from conventional oem psu's.

People are too concerned about their psu's nowadays.
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post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by N3C14R View Post
Since when did 9800gt's come in apg flavor?
I know that

I was suggesting that he can put together himself a new build for fairly cheap

If he as a microcentre nearby - there are cpu/mobo combos for $60

and there was RAM the other day for $20

put all this in a cheap case - with a decent psu - and your looking at a new cheap new build
post #24 of 32
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People are too concerned about their psu's nowadays.
For a good reason too, would you trust the hundreds you spent on Upgrades on a Unknown PSU? If you say yes, you are a Idiot....
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post #25 of 32
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For a good reason too, would you trust the hundreds you spent on Upgrades on a Unknown PSU? If you say yes, you are a Idiot....
Yes.
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post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by N3C14R View Post
Worked fine 24/7 until I received my 500watt cooler master weeks later.

People are too concerned about their psu's nowadays.
Congrats.
Through sheer chance, you survived.

Work at any PC repair shop for a week and tell me how many PC's come through with toasted PSU's.

Side note: If it was so awesome, why upgrade?
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post #27 of 32
Dont think of spending money on that, just get a brand new system for around 400 dollar, your of cheaper in the future
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post #28 of 32
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Wrong. Especially for the games he wants to play. Netburst is Netburst. Unless you are referring to HT, which another bag of problems. Like other have mentioned, it's best to just leave 478 in the past and try something new.
This.

My PD 930 can't do TF2 on low without stuttering, or completely tripping up in a firefight.

That CPU makes no difference whether I use an X1300PRO, a half-working 7950GX2 or my current card; a HD4550.
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post #29 of 32
Just sell off the old stuff and start over.

Here is a quick AMD build just for you

Biostar 880 mobo $60 shipped
PhenomII X4 840 $110 shipped
Teem xtremm 1600 (2x2g) $46 shipped
Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb $55 shipped
Hec Blitz case $50 shipped
OCZ Fatality 550 psu $50 shipped after $20 mir - $10 promo (code: EMCKGKJ68, ends 3/7) = $40
HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB $100 after $30 mir

Total = $461 shipped after $50 in rebates.

You could probably get away with the onboard HD4250 for a little while while you save for a better gpu. $361 shipped without the 5770.
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post #30 of 32
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This.

My PD 930 can't do TF2 on low without stuttering, or completely tripping up in a firefight.

That CPU makes no difference whether I use an X1300PRO, a half-working 7950GX2 or my current card; a HD4550.
Exactly. And a Pentium D is a lot better than a P4. Yes, a P4 is better than a Celeron but the point is its a waste of time to try and upgrade to that unless you had it lying right next to it. His gains will be minimal in comparison to even the most budget of builds he could do with new hardware. Even a new Sempron 140 in single core form would run circles around the 478 system.
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