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July 29, 2009 9:44:12 PM

Okay total n00b here, building my first computer and wanting to know what you think:
Processor : --------------------Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
RAM: --------------------Corsair Memory 4GBKIT (2X2GB) 800MHZ
Motherboard: --------------------Asus P5KPL-AM socket LGA775
Hard Drive: --------------------Western Digital Caviar 1TB (Up To) 7200RPM 32MB S300
DVD RW: --------------------LG - Internal DVD Re-Writer with LightScribe
Power Supply: --------------------Akasa 400W
Case: --------------------Galaxy III 450 With PSU and Bubble Light affect (planning on removing the PSU)

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July 29, 2009 9:54:49 PM

Anyone? Any comments at all would be welcome!
July 29, 2009 10:02:23 PM

Also is my power supply good enough for my graphics card?
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July 29, 2009 10:10:34 PM

err you haven't even listed a graphics card. . so i would say yes: however if you do intend to get a graphic card anytime soon i would upgrade the power supply to at least a 620watts, i recommend corsair as it is a really good company
July 29, 2009 10:23:16 PM

Ah yes well my graphics card is a GeForce 9800GT
July 29, 2009 11:35:40 PM

Could someone please explain the concept of overclocking to me
July 30, 2009 11:51:47 PM

Any more comments of advice? I am hoping to use my PC mainly for video editing and games
July 31, 2009 12:03:40 PM

Probably more games than video editing but preferably I would want a system capable of doing both equally well.
July 31, 2009 2:09:18 PM

Does that make a difference? What should I change?
July 31, 2009 2:21:23 PM

looks solid but I have personally never heard of the PSU manufacturer

both the ATI 4850 and 4770 are at the same price point as the 9800GT and have better performance
July 31, 2009 2:44:02 PM

For games and video edition is good, maybe a power syppluy with more power
July 31, 2009 2:46:11 PM

Do you not think the 650w PSU that I showed above will be good enough? What would you recommend?
July 31, 2009 2:59:02 PM

Or my mobo?
July 31, 2009 3:01:51 PM

1. You should buy Corsair 550W . 650 is too much.
2. You should look for a better motherboard (P43 or P45).
July 31, 2009 3:02:58 PM

Is overkill on a PSU bad or just a waste?
July 31, 2009 3:09:26 PM

Of course is not bad, it's just a waste. You can spend this money on something else.
July 31, 2009 4:38:01 PM

IS good for games and video edition, but maybe the power supply isn't...try buying a power supply with more watts.
July 31, 2009 10:12:48 PM

saint19 said:
IS good for games and video edition, but maybe the power supply isn't...try buying a power supply with more watts.

What are you talking about? How much watts do you suggest he needs?
August 1, 2009 1:16:57 AM

I don't think he read any of the other comments
August 1, 2009 9:31:02 PM

hefox said:
What are you talking about? How much watts do you suggest he needs?



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No much, only 100W more....a power supply of 500w is really good....
August 1, 2009 9:36:55 PM

I have a 650W power supply, I wrote about it in another comments although I think I will just go with 550W now
August 2, 2009 8:44:08 AM

saint19 said:
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No much, only 100W more....a power supply of 500w is really good....


We were talking about a 650W PSU.
August 3, 2009 3:01:32 PM

hefox said:
We were talking about a 650W PSU.


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Ok, but the CPU is a core 2, so he don't need the same power supply that you or me that have a quad core. and the GPU is a 9800, your GPU is a gtx260 like i have, less power requeriments.
August 3, 2009 3:26:13 PM

saint19 said:
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Ok, but the CPU is a core 2, so he don't need the same power supply that you or me that have a quad core. and the GPU is a 9800, your GPU is a gtx260 like i have, less power requeriments.


I know that but you said that he need a PSU bigger than 650W.
August 3, 2009 4:36:24 PM

hefox said:
I know that but you said that he need a PSU bigger than 650W.


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Me? i don't say this....i say that he need a 500w power supply...... was jpboyrox that said about the 650w power supply...
August 3, 2009 5:42:40 PM

saint19 said:
IS good for games and video edition, but maybe the power supply isn't...try buying a power supply with more watts.

You said "try buying a power supply with more watts" and we were already talking before this about a 650W PSU.
August 3, 2009 7:39:20 PM

hefox said:
You said "try buying a power supply with more watts" and we were already talking before this about a 650W PSU.


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Yes, but in another post i say that with 500w is good, so....actually you have a 880W, and i have a 850w....big diference from a 650w....also in the price....650w can perfectly with a quad core...
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