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Hello guys, I have decided this is my computer parts I will buy

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December 24, 2007 9:11:50 PM

Core 2 quad Q6600.... $279.99


GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R ATX Intel Motherboard.... $149.99

GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported... $279.99

All other parts will be cannibalized from my old system.

Power supply I'm not sure about, I have a power surge protector but that is it. Its an APC surge arrest. Suggestions... Comments?

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December 25, 2007 9:21:18 AM

Are you going to overclock? Really need your complete list of components B4 I could help with the PSU

MERRY CHRISTMAS
December 25, 2007 10:49:45 AM

Any brand name 425W 28A+ PSU should be alright. Don't cheap out on this. A common mistake. A crap PSU will cause all sorts of unpredictable problems. Don't stress the PSU. The efficiency drop translates into wasted electricity. 500-600W would be a good start:

http://www.tomswiki.com/page/Tiered+PSU+Listings?t=anon

Love,

Hannibal Lecter :D 
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December 25, 2007 12:27:50 PM

ok, this is my full list of components when I buy the computer:
Sound blaster
1 80 gb hard drive PCIe
1 40 gb hard drive API
dual boot windows vista\XP
Core 2 quad Q6600
GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R ATX Intel Motherboard
GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported
How much does that motherboard cost? I'm trying to buy my parts with a $500 budget.
December 25, 2007 5:39:05 PM

If you don't need raid or firewire go with the GA-p35-ds3l board and save $50 towards a better PSU
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December 25, 2007 7:52:03 PM

Craxbax said:
If you don't need raid or firewire go with the GA-p35-ds3l board and save $50 towards a better PSU


If you need FireWire: GA-P35-DS3P
If you need RAID or lots of SATA ports but not FireWire: GA-P35-DS3R
If you don't need RAID or FireWire and 4 SATA devices are plenty: GA-P35-DS3L

In any case, GA-P35C-DS3R makes you pay for DDR3 support and that's a waste.
December 26, 2007 1:46:10 AM

uhh... now that I think of it, I'm not sure I have a PSU... That or its the one that came with dell, PSU's are inside the computer, right?
December 26, 2007 5:49:49 AM

the power supply is the box inside your case where you plug your power cord into from the wall and has wires connecting to the motherboard hard drive and optical drive. give us the wattage and amperage on the +12v then we will tell you if you need a new one
December 26, 2007 5:11:07 PM

How do I see the wattage?

Also, I may use an althon instead, much cheaper, I can get a good quality one with a mobo and the video card for $455, the mobo and videocard alone 170, dual core 2.1 ghz
December 26, 2007 5:51:27 PM

Should be on a sticker on the PSU.
December 26, 2007 11:24:59 PM

Thanks, I will look at it when I have the time.
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