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November 27, 2009 2:24:02 PM

please suggest improvements to the system ... and my budget is a bit limited too . not the highest.
and i need a PSU too.

AMD phenom II X4 955

MSI 790FX GD70

DDR3 ram - 2 x 2 gb
transcend 1333 DIMM 9-9-9

western digital WD RE 4 [ 2000 gb] (or)
western digital caviar black 1000 gb.

ati radeon HD 4670 - 1gb (XFX)

benq M2400HD (or) benq G2412HD

Antec 300 cabinet

LG dvd drive GSA-H55N

thnks ppl!

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a c 248 ) Power supply
November 27, 2009 3:07:40 PM

The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the 12 volt rail(s) can easily power a system with any single video card made. A high quality 700 to 750 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the 12 volt rail(s) can power a system with two video cards operating in dual mode. There are a few exceptions like the new ATI Radeon HD 5XXX series cards which use less power due to their energy efficiency.

A high quality 500 to 550 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 40 amps. A high quality 700 to 750 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 60 amps.

Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and Seasonic are some of the brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units. An example would be the Antec Earthwatts series which is an improvement over Antec’s older series psu’s.


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a b ) Power supply
November 27, 2009 3:11:33 PM

What is your budget and what is the intended use of the computer?
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a c 144 ) Power supply
November 27, 2009 5:24:23 PM

Corsair 400CX - this will work, but it won't leave will much power in reserve:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 450VX - 33 amp 12 volt rail is not better enough than the 30 amp 400CX to be worth it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 550VX - my choice for a small to medium sized computer:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have a 750, a 550, and a 400 in three of my systems. I have 550 and 650 watt Antecs (my second choice) in two more systems.
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