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April 30, 2005 7:42:01 PM

I'm putting together a new gaming system and I wanted to ask you guys about the PSU I am considering getting.

Lian Li PC-60APlus <A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168..." target="_new">http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168...;/A>
<b>FPS 500 </b> <A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168..." target="_new">http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168...;/A>
AMD 64 3800+ <A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168..." target="_new">http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168...;/A>
DFI UT nF4 SLI-DR <A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E168..." target="_new">http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E168...;/A>
eVGA 6800GT 256MB x2 <A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E168..." target="_new">http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E168...;/A>
Seagate Barracuda 200GB <A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168..." target="_new">http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168...;/A>
OCZ Value Series 1GB DDR SDRAM x2 <A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168..." target="_new">http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168...;/A>
Sony DVD <A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168..." target="_new">http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168...;/A>

My main concern is the PSU. I want to make sure it's going to provide enough power for the two video cards.

Also, Should I bother with an aftermarket CPU fan or HD Fans?

Any additional suggstions would be very much appreciated!!

Additional information:
Budget: ~$2500.00 US (including a new copy of XP)
No experience OCing (so it's not likely to happen)

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May 1, 2005 2:53:42 AM

Hawk29,

That Fortron is a good PSU, but it's not made (or certified) for an SLI system and does not have the dual PCIe connectors. You could add an adapter but why not get the right PSU the first time.

Here's the cheapest solid SLI PSU I could recommend:<A HREF="http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168..." target="_new">ENERMAX EG565AX-VEFMA2.0-SLI ATX12V 535W Power Supply</A>

But, that Enermax is NOT certified by NVidia for SLI operation. These are (scroll down to the bottom):<A HREF="http://www.slizone.com/content/slizone/build.html" target="_new">NVidia Certified Power Supplies</A>

Bring your wallet. The smart move:<A HREF="http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/power_supplies/h..." target="_new">PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 510 SLI</A>



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