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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lax987, Jan 23, 2005.

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  1. lax987

    lax987 Thread Starter

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    Im thinking about getting an amd 3200+ on a pci-express asus motherboard, along with 420 power supply with a nVIDIA 6600 256MB pci-e card.

    If my case comes with 2 fans, would i need any more if i am using this comp for demanding games?
     
  2. lax987

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    also, if I overclock my nVIDIA 6600, will this require an extra fan just for the video card?
     
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    I don't see a need for additional fans if you use a decent heatsink and case in the first place.. A 420w PS should be enough, but it also depends on the quality of the PS.. If it's a cheapo pow-wow, LG, etc, power supply, I wouldn't trust it around my 6600. I also like any power supply I use to have plenty of rail separation, and over-under voltage protection on all rails.

    That way, if I plug something in while the machines running, I don't have to worry about it damaging something else with a voltage spike.
     
  4. lax987

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    would u say that Raidmax is a good power supply?
     
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    It isnt on the good boy list antec, enermax, enlight, vantec, coolmax, sparkle.....nope not there.
     
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