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steve gache Mar 04, 2007, 11:49am EST Report Abuse
Ok guys thanks for the help here this is what i picked to get. I will probably order it tonight

E6600
EVGA 8800 GTS
2 gigs corsair xms2 ddr 6400
logisys 575 watt ps
windows vista home premium

i am getting windows vista after researching that just about every game i play works on it and i do not want to upgrade anything for a while. I am just wondering if the power supply can handle it but i am thinking it will.

whats do you guys think

steve



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CrAsHnBuRnXp Mar 04, 2007, 11:54am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ok I picked out my parts and ready to order what do you think
That is a crappy PSU. Get an OCZ 600 or 700 watt and do not look back. I have the 600 watt model powering my rig and it works great. Not a bad price tag either.

What about a motherboard?


Adam Kolak Mar 04, 2007, 12:16pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ok I picked out my parts and ready to order what do you think
Not sure about that PSU either. I sure wouldn't buy that. Especially for a system that has a 8800 and a Core 2.

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steve gache Mar 04, 2007, 12:18pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ok I picked out my parts and ready to order what do you think
crap forgot topost the mobo

asus p5b. I just want something simple as i am not really into overclocking

i will check out that psu

i change the psu to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817152022

as i am pushing my budget already and this is half the price of the one you recommended but still much better then the one i had

steve


squire strahan Mar 04, 2007, 12:53pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ok I picked out my parts and ready to order what do you think
crash and water drop recommend some great power supplies, but your still being nieve.
im going to qoute the great Ian yeoh
"The power supply is like your heart. If it cannot put out enough current (ie, blood pressure), your system's brain (the cpu and video cards) won't work very well. The power supply is *the most important* component in a computer. You will go through perhaps 2 to 3 to 4 mobos/cpu combinations over the next five years"

i been using the same supply for the last 3 years..granted i spent 500+ on it it but i know it was a wise investment and wouldnt have to upgrade it for some time..
even if a wanted to upgrade to a SLI 8000gtx that psu will still stand tall.
if you wanted to go with another 8000gts that raidmax will fail..and fail horribly.then you will have to spend more money for a new psu.
the point is stick to a good quality psu spend a few extra bucks its going to be well worth it in the long run

Dublin_Gunner Mar 04, 2007, 01:30pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ok I picked out my parts and ready to order what do you think
Just to add some extra backbone.

Do not get a crap cheap PSU

In fact, I'd recommend you get an E6400 an use the extra cash for the PSU.

If you're playing at 12x10+ the difference in the CPU isnt gonna make that much of a difference to your games performance, especially not only 300Mhz of a difference.




Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
steve gache Mar 04, 2007, 01:38pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ok I picked out my parts and ready to order what do you think
well i did end up getting the PSU you guys recommended, the ocz600, as i figured since i took the time to ask for opinions i should take them well to heart and my wife agreed with you guys and gave me a bit more allowance as long as i don't complain in 1 year and go my computer is outdated. I just bought everything on Newegg and hopefully will be here soon.

I found a great article with games being compatible with vista and the ones i play, cs source and everquest, were running pretty dam good so i am happy about that. I was wondering about upgrading to 64 bit vista but have decided against it as the drivers seem to be scarce. I have an audigy 2 zs card in my computer now but i will probably not even bring it over.The old computer will be hooked up to our living tv and used to stream music and photos as I think that is all my athlon 2400 xp/5200 ultra computer is good for now.

I can wait to get this computer built. I didnt get a new fan/heatsink and might just go with the stock as i am not overclocking it and i can grab one of those at the store near by if i need to. oh my tea is done, gotta go, If anyone can think of anything that i should do or need in the process of builing thins let me know

steve


Dublin_Gunner Mar 04, 2007, 02:20pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ok I picked out my parts and ready to order what do you think
One of the best after market coolers can be had for about $25

The Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro


Looks like a great build now though, enjoy it!

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Adam Kolak Mar 04, 2007, 07:15pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ok I picked out my parts and ready to order what do you think
LMAO @ the Raidmax PSU.

Adam Kolak
Moderator, Hardware Analysis
adam@hardwareanalysis.com
DFI LP P35-T2RS | Xeon Quad @ 3.2Ghz | 4GB DDR2-1000 | 8800GT 512MB | See Profile
CrAsHnBuRnXp Mar 05, 2007, 02:13am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ok I picked out my parts and ready to order what do you think
We cant stress the importance enough on how important it is to get a quality PSU. If you spend the money on a good PSU (which you did), you will not regret it in the long run. If you do/did go/went with that crappy PSU, you would be putting a lot more money into that computer than what you would want.

Other than that, congrats onthe new computer. Will last you a great while.



 

    
 
 

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