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Anonymous
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July 1, 2004 2:06:11 PM

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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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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 1, 2004 10:48:59 PM

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Do not forget, if you use a heatsink that is diferent from the original
(OEM) you might be voiding warranty on the CPU.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 2, 2004 3:11:56 AM

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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.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 2, 2004 8:00:04 PM

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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+

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