Asus geforce 7300LE (just to hold me over until the R600s hit the market-only costs 50 bucks)
Silverstone ST50EF-Plus 500W power supply
2x1 gig Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 (2.2V, 4-4-4-12)
Thermalright ultra-120 extreme w/ Scythe s-flex sff21f fan
AS5 thermal compound
Existing DVDr, mouse, monitor, keyboard.
What is the part number (newegg) for the power supply extension I would need? I've read that the CPU power might be too short w/ this case if I run it behind the MB tray.
Any other suggestions before I place the order/am I missing anything? I'm planning to run this @ 9x333=3.0 GHz.
Get a psu with more power. Rumors are that the r600 is going to draw over 200w, which I don't believe. Combine that with you quad core and you have a lot of wattage draw. Also make sure it has a high amperage rating. It's better to have the excess instead of a shortage.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I while ago I read about making sure the 12V rail was able to output >30A. I'm assuming that for multi-rail units, you sum the amp ratings on the rails? Example, the Antec dr_k suggested:
Interesting, I found this guide, which explains that the multi rail PSU's can be inferior to a single rail model. The bottom line for my system is: will I exceed 16A on a single rail? The alternative is the $150 model that uses a single rail @ 54A. I'm not going to use multiple video cards in this system; likely a single R600 or equiv. nVidia card, 2 HDs, DVDr, Q6600 and some case fans.
I'm assuming that for multi-rail units, you sum the amp ratings on the rails? Example, the Antec dr_k suggested:
Specs are 19+19+19=57A?
The answer is NO & YES
Please note that the Seasonic built Corsairs & Antecs (HE & Trio) are, regardless of advertising, Single +12V Rail PSU's, in that there is no per-rail current limiting, meaning that any +12V rail can pull whatever +12V amperage is available. This is also true of the Seasonic M-12's.
The Corsairs are built to higher standards than the Antecs.