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Building a computer, confused on what Graphics/Power Supply unit i need

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Perad, Apr 29, 2007.

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  1. Perad

    Perad Thread Starter

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    Could someone take some time and give me some advice on what power supply unit and graphics card to get.

    I am not looking for products, just general specifications which will help me find a good product.

    As far as a power supply goes, what wattage would i need? Also are there any other things i need to check before i buy.

    With a graphics card i am looking for a 256MB card but prices range wildly from £50-£300. Does anyone have any suggestions for a 256MB card?

    MB, Processor and RAM are listed below

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-128-IN
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-108-AB&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=174
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-090-CR&tool=3
     
  2. bigbear

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    Use the power calculator to help you work out what PSU you need
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/
    As for the graphics card it really depends on what you are using the pc for.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Good all around card would be ATi X1650 or Nvidia 7600 pci express 16.
    You probably want a 450-500 watt psu and the only brands I ever recommend are Antec, Thermaltake, Enermax or Sparkle.
     
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