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Pick a Power Supply and Case for my overclocked 805D

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July 10, 2006 12:43:48 AM

I used a wattage calculator and came to 442 with SLI (which I don't have yet) and more fans and stuff than I will probably have with my build. I need you to decide between these two 500W power supplies, one of which is SLI certified and one which is not. The ePower has more amperage and seems better but doesn't have that SLI sticker.

Links here:

XCLIO 500W 2x12V at 33A total $49
or
ePower 500W 2x12V at 40A total $48

For cases I'm looking for decent cooling and a $50 or less price tag.

Links here:

Thermaltake Mambo black (sketchy?) $10
or
Xion Solaris windowed with 2x80mm fans $30
or
Spire Blackfin $32
or
Centurion 5 (my pick so far) 50$
July 10, 2006 1:12:09 AM

man go to new egg and look
you dont have to buy from them
just look and read
the reviews
the specs
July 10, 2006 1:13:53 AM

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I used a wattage calculator and came to 442 with SLI (which I don't have yet) and more fans and stuff than I will probably have with my build. I need you to decide between these two 500W power supplies, one of which is SLI certified and one which is not. The ePower has more amperage and seems better but doesn't have that SLI sticker.

Links here:

XCLIO 500W 2x12V at 33A total $49
or
ePower 500W 2x12V at 40A total $48

For cases I'm looking for decent cooling and a $50 or less price tag.

Links here:

Thermaltake Mambo black (sketchy?) $10
or
Xion Solaris windowed with 2x80mm fans $30
or
Spire Blackfin $32
or
Centurion 5 (my pick so far) 50$

Have you already got the 805? if you havent dont its a waste of time and money get a am2 setup or spend some extra cash and get the pentidum 930 or wait for conroe
Which cards are you going to sli?
PSU
As for the case centrion 5 but if you got the extra cash get a lian li pc 60a
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July 10, 2006 1:14:30 AM

read and learn
and dont go for something
because it has neon lights
go for quality
July 10, 2006 2:36:00 AM

I read the article here and have seen some comparisons and for what it's worth I think the 805 is a solid purchase. I have a low budget and I would probably just SLI another EVGA Geforce 7600GT like the one I will be buying tonight.
July 10, 2006 2:38:35 AM

one good thing about the 7600s are no extra power connectors
July 10, 2006 9:56:55 AM

The last power calculator I used came up at 652w, and I'm running happily on a 300w PSU atm :/ 

I do plan on upgrading, but I'll probably leave it till this one gives up.
July 10, 2006 10:58:42 AM

In my opinion, the PSU is one of the most important components you should budget for in any build. In researching my current build, this is the one I came up with.

FSP AX-500

Asus p5w dh
D805
Nvidia 7600gs
2gb Kingston ddr2 667
2-wd 250gb hdds
July 10, 2006 3:53:13 PM

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In my opinion, the PSU is one of the most important components you should budget for in any build. In researching my current build, this is the one I came up with.

FSP AX-500

Asus p5w dh
D805
Nvidia 7600gs
2gb Kingston ddr2 667
2-wd 250gb hdds


I'll second that. its a good PSU.

also dont get a Pentium D 805, you'll bottle neck the 7600GT

and the centurion 5 is the best case out of the ones you picked.
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