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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MaD_KiLLeR, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. MaD_KiLLeR

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    NEW COMPUTER!

    Im going to upgrade and only changing Mobo and CPU, but if u have any advice on other stuff to change, please tell me :)
    Mobo: ASUS P5N-E SLI $118
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce 9800GT
    CPU: Q6600 Quad Core $230
    PSU: Antec 550W (got) / Corsair 750W $204
    RAM: Kingston DDR2-800 4gb (got)
    HDD: 160 GB (got) (might upgrade)
    Optcal Drive: Asus LightScribe (got)
    Case: Thermaltake Soprano DX

    Just any advice on changing anything here?

    Thanks, MaD
     
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    Also, Would my Power Supply (Antec T.P.3 Trio 550W) be good enough for 2 galaxy 9800gt in SLI plus the quad and other components in post above

    Thanks, MaD
     
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    The psu with 2 9800s? IMO NO. I would be looking for a unit with a min of 60amp on the 12V rail and this is really a min.
     
  4. MaD_KiLLeR

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    Any Suggestions?

    I was thinking about it last night and didn't think my Antec would cut it, that's why i'm asking :)
     
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    When you evaluate a psu, watts mean next to nothing. It is the amp on the 12V rail that is important. In addition cheap units are rated @25C where as a quality unit will be rated @40-50C [which is much more realistic]
     
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    No, you should be looking for something that has 60 A on a single 12 V rail. Just get the Corsair: http://www.pcsuperstore.com.au/product-details.php?g_ProductID=11121
    It's the cheapest one that's actually enough... Just, wow. Crazy prices. You should use some price comparison site to search for a better price...

    EDIT: didn't see crj's post, agre with him, not saying "no" to him...
     
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    Here is an example of a high end psu. Note it has a combined 80amp on the 12V rail.
    FSP unit
    You can go cheaper however if you really intend to use dual 9800s, then you will end up buying something like this. So if you are going to use sli, then you would not want to buy a mid-range unit now and have to replace it later.
     
  10. MaD_KiLLeR

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    yeah prices are bad, newegg, is so much cheaper, but i cant use it.
     
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    300$, compared to 120, rip off lol
     
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    I agree, corsiars are fine units and that one would work as well.
     
  13. MaD_KiLLeR

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    k, ill see if i can order the online one from pc supoerstore, much cheaper,

    Thanks for the help, and the help with choosing a power supply
    much appreciated
     
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  15. MaD_KiLLeR

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    so, enough abobe psu's, is the other stuff up there all good?
     
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