Need advice for computer upgrade.

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Hi.

I intend to upgrade my computer with some new snazzy hardware and
would like to get some advice/recommendations before I purchase the
parts.

This is what I am thinking about buying:

Motherboard:
Asus K8V K8T800 Socket754 ATX

CPU:
AMD Athlon64 3200+

CPU fan:
Zalman ZM-7000A-CU

Ram:
2x Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 PC3200

DVD-Burner:
NEC ND-2510

Power Supply:
Enermax 460W

And these parts I keep from my old rig:

Video card:
Sapphire Radeon 9700

Sound card:
SB Live! Platinum

CD-burner:
NEC NC-7700

I would be very thankful if someone could answer this question:

Will the Power supply do for the new
system?


I checked my new might-be system with
http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ and it seem to
work out; a 401 W recommeded minimum against the 460 W of the Enermax
PSU, and with no plans for further hardware expansion. Though the
site does not list the wattage needed for the AMD64 CPU:s, I used the
most power-consuming processor I could find.

Also, could you please recommend some alternative PSU brands known for
quality. I have an Antec, Aspire or an Enhance PSU in mind as second
choise, but I do not know how reliable these are.


Thankful for any response.

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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt (More info?)

    Do not forget, if you use a heatsink that is diferent from the original
    (OEM) you might be voiding warranty on the CPU.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt (More info?)

    Antec is considered FAR more reliable than Enermax. Check out the power
    supplies review on Tom's Hardware.com.

    --
    DaveW


    "Peter Goran" <pege0001@kupa-dot-se.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:40e41a53$1_2@news.athenanews.com...
    > Hi.
    >
    > I intend to upgrade my computer with some new snazzy hardware and
    > would like to get some advice/recommendations before I purchase the
    > parts.
    >
    > This is what I am thinking about buying:
    >
    > Motherboard:
    > Asus K8V K8T800 Socket754 ATX
    >
    > CPU:
    > AMD Athlon64 3200+
    >
    > CPU fan:
    > Zalman ZM-7000A-CU
    >
    > Ram:
    > 2x Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 PC3200
    >
    > DVD-Burner:
    > NEC ND-2510
    >
    > Power Supply:
    > Enermax 460W
    >
    > And these parts I keep from my old rig:
    >
    > Video card:
    > Sapphire Radeon 9700
    >
    > Sound card:
    > SB Live! Platinum
    >
    > CD-burner:
    > NEC NC-7700
    >
    > I would be very thankful if someone could answer this question:
    >
    > Will the Power supply do for the new
    > system?

    >
    > I checked my new might-be system with
    > http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ and it seem to
    > work out; a 401 W recommeded minimum against the 460 W of the Enermax
    > PSU, and with no plans for further hardware expansion. Though the
    > site does not list the wattage needed for the AMD64 CPU:s, I used the
    > most power-consuming processor I could find.
    >
    > Also, could you please recommend some alternative PSU brands known for
    > quality. I have an Antec, Aspire or an Enhance PSU in mind as second
    > choise, but I do not know how reliable these are.
    >
    >
    >
    > Thankful for any response.
    >
    > ==============
    > Posted through www.HowToFixComputers.com/bb - free access to hardware
    troubleshooting newsgroups.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt (More info?)

    On 1 Jul 2004 10:06:11 -0400, pege0001@kupa-dot-se.no-spam.invalid
    (Peter Goran) put finger to keyboard and composed:

    >I intend to upgrade my computer with some new snazzy hardware and
    >would like to get some advice/recommendations before I purchase the
    >parts.
    >
    >This is what I am thinking about buying:
    >
    >Motherboard:
    > Asus K8V K8T800 Socket754 ATX
    >
    >CPU:
    > AMD Athlon64 3200+

    Sorry, but I just have to ask. What are the "" and
    "
    " hex strings? Are they some kind of HTML code?


    - Franc Zabkar
    --
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