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April 2, 2010 7:21:09 PM

Basing myself off JohnyGURU.com i think it's decent but has anybody ever used it is it good?
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222703/RS-A00-AMBA-J3...
Thanks in advance for the help

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April 2, 2010 7:57:10 PM

what are the system specs for the computer you would be using with this
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April 2, 2010 8:11:44 PM

Actually the system is only gonna require about 600w but I'm leaving lots of room for upgrade...


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box

Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W Modular Power Supply SLI ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC PCI-E 135mm Fan

Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCs 875MHZ 1GB 4.9GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H ATX Socket AM3 890GX DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI GBLAN Motherboard
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April 2, 2010 8:50:17 PM

Ok thanks so is it a good option?
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April 2, 2010 8:50:32 PM

If you are sizing for future expansion, you are using too small of a case. 1000 watters go in Antec 1200's and HAF 932's. No way a PSU of that size belongs in a teeny case like that. In order to use all that wattage, you need room to put stuff and you simply don't have it in the Three Hundred....and if it does fit, you'll have trouble keeping it cool.

Your putting in a 5770, even Xfired ATI recommends on;y a 600 watter.

At $230, for that combo, for an extra $14 you could walk away w/ this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

An outstanding case and a simply jonnyguru performance rating of 10 on the PSU.

Here's an alternate at 650 watts $180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and 750 watts $180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The Silent pro's are very well rated .... but a 700 watter, or better even smaller, is more appropriate for your build

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article936-page7.html
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April 2, 2010 8:57:51 PM

^ Good point about the case.
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April 2, 2010 9:03:31 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
If you are sizing for future expansion, you are using too small of a case. 1000 watters go in Antec 1200's and HAF 932's. No way a PSU of that size belongs in a teeny case like that. In order to use all that wattage, you need room to put stuff and you simply don't have it in the Three Hundred....and if it does fit, you'll have trouble keeping it cool.

Your putting in a 5770, even Xfired ATI recommends on;y a 600 watter.

At $230, for that combo, for an extra $14 you could walk away w/ this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

An outstanding case and a simply jonnyguru performance rating of 10 on the PSU.

Here's an alternate at 650 watts $180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and 750 watts $180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The Silent pro's are very well rated .... but a 700 watter, or better even smaller, is more appropriate for your build

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article936-page7.html

Sorry but i live in Canada so Newegg.com is not that good of an option (.ca is kinda overpriced).
Also can you recommend a cheaper tower that will handle that? Or should i just buy 5 fans and put them in the Three Hundred?
Would the Crossair TX950 or TX850 be any better for the Three hundred?
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April 2, 2010 9:14:35 PM

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Also can you recommend a cheaper tower that will handle that?

How about a HAF 922 or Antec 900 or Antec 600 ( a new addition, not sure if you're able to buy it yet)? Not exactly cheap, but much more future proof and durable choices.
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April 2, 2010 9:17:30 PM

Shadow703793 said:
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Also can you recommend a cheaper tower that will handle that?

How about a HAF 922 or Antec 900 or Antec 600 ( a new addition, not sure if you're able to buy it yet)? Not exactly cheap, but much more future proof and durable choices.

You mean this thing?:
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/223936/SIX%20HUNDRED/...
If yes that's perfect will the 1000w PSU work well with it?
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April 2, 2010 9:19:53 PM

NCIX.com may have some cases that you'll like.
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April 2, 2010 9:23:15 PM

aford10 said:
NCIX.com may have some cases that you'll like.

From what i heard Best Direct is a controlled by NCIX i think it's just to confuse customers.
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April 2, 2010 9:29:01 PM

Can someone please tell me if the 600 is good enough to accommodate the Silent Pro 1000?
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April 2, 2010 9:33:22 PM

It's not that the 300 couldn't, it's just that it's a bit small for the hardware that the Silent Pro 1000 can push.

The 600 is bigger, so it's better suited than the 300.
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April 2, 2010 9:37:36 PM

^ Yup. What's the price on a HAF922 over there?
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April 2, 2010 9:51:23 PM

It's probably a good move. 500GB is still a lot of room. Plus, you could easily add another hard drive down the road, if needed.
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April 2, 2010 10:04:06 PM

aford10 said:
It's probably a good move. 500GB is still a lot of room. Plus, you could easily add another hard drive down the road, if needed.

Ok thanks!
Thanks again everyone! :) 
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April 2, 2010 10:04:30 PM

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April 2, 2010 10:54:44 PM

You're welcome,
Thanks for the vote :) 
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April 2, 2010 11:00:44 PM

aford10 said:
You're welcome,
Thanks for the vote :) 

You're welcome! :D 
U techies rule!
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April 5, 2010 9:31:11 PM

Userremoved said:
Can someone please tell me if the 600 is good enough to accommodate the Silent Pro 1000?


It's moving in the right direction but 1,000 watts provides about 400 watts of power more than the stuff you could fit in there and keep it adequately cooled. That will leave it running quite outside it's optimal efficiency range
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April 5, 2010 9:41:50 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
It's moving in the right direction but 1,000 watts provides about 400 watts of power more than the stuff you could fit in there and keep it adequately cooled. That will leave it running quite outside it's optimal efficiency range

What about the CM II Advance or the HAF 922?
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April 9, 2010 5:10:29 AM

My choices are:

Antec 1200 w/ CP-850 or HAF 932 w/ Corsair HX850 for twin 58xx or 4xx GFX cards and serious OC'ing

Antec 902 w/ EA-650 or HAF 922 w/ Corsair TX650 for single 58xx or 4xx GFX cards and moderate OC'ing

Drop to 500 watts if you using a 57xx or comparable nVidia card

Drop to 400-450 watts if you using a 56xx or comparable nVidia card

Only way I'd do 1,000 watts would be twin 480's or twin 5870s w/ a dedicated PhysX card.
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April 9, 2010 10:59:32 AM

JackNaylorPE said:

Only way I'd do 1,000 watts would be twin 480's or twin 5870s w/ a dedicated PhysX card.

Bingo!
When i get enough cash I'm gonna get more crap for that PC.
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April 13, 2010 5:25:34 PM

im planning to buy one psu and ram, as per psu matter ive reently bought xfx hd 5770 1gb gddr5 card, is there any psu's has the compatability of ATI crossfireX like the nvidia sli having and also everybody knows ati 5770 consumes very less power, so what im thinking is whether i hav to go with 500 or 450 watts PSU, and also corsair or coolermaster (make sure the products are available in INDIA & also prices).
and coming to ram side which ram will be better for ddr2 800MHz corsair, kingston, transcend with less latency timings..... and also which will be good
1. unbuffered, ECC
2. buffered, non-ECC
3. Registered, ECC
4. Registered, non-ECC, actually i hav read one article in tomshardware only regarding ram selection that buffered rams are used for servers, for normal desktops unbuffered, ECC will be better as im a hardcore gamer i need fast processing RAM only plz suggest me for above mentioned quieries THNK u.
my mobo already installed with transcend 2GB DDR2 800MHz.
CPU : AMD ATHLON X2 6000+ 3.0GHz WINDSOR
MOBO : ASUS M2N-SLI
RAM : TRANSCEND 1x2GB DDR2 800MHZ
VIDEO CARD : XFX RADEON HD 5770 1GB GDDR3
HDD : 1x80GB SATA, 1x256GB IDE
OLD PSU : ZEBRONICS 450Watts SATA +
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April 13, 2010 5:40:48 PM

chaitanya_mkin said:
im planning to buy one psu and ram, as per psu matter ive reently bought xfx hd 5770 1gb gddr5 card, is there any psu's has the compatability of ATI crossfireX like the nvidia sli having and also everybody knows ati 5770 consumes very less power, so what im thinking is whether i hav to go with 500 or 450 watts PSU, and also corsair or coolermaster (make sure the products are available in INDIA & also prices).
and coming to ram side which ram will be better for ddr2 800MHz corsair, kingston, transcend with less latency timings..... and also which will be good
1. unbuffered, ECC
2. buffered, non-ECC
3. Registered, ECC
4. Registered, non-ECC, actually i hav read one article in tomshardware only regarding ram selection that buffered rams are used for servers, for normal desktops unbuffered, ECC will be better as im a hardcore gamer i need fast processing RAM only plz suggest me for above mentioned quieries THNK u.
my mobo already installed with transcend 2GB DDR2 800MHz.
CPU : AMD ATHLON X2 6000+ 3.0GHz WINDSOR
MOBO : ASUS M2N-SLI
RAM : TRANSCEND 1x2GB DDR2 800MHZ
VIDEO CARD : XFX RADEON HD 5770 1GB GDDR3
HDD : 1x80GB SATA, 1x256GB IDE
OLD PSU : ZEBRONICS 450Watts SATA +


You should start your own thread for this.
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