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April 3, 2010 10:51:54 AM

Hi, i'm new to the forums and I wanted to ask a question and seeing that everytime I went to Google to search about stuff on computer I found my self coming here most of the times. I was interested in buying a pre-built computer heres the full specs:

Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5300 2.6GHz overclocked to 3GHz
Asus P5QPL-AM, Intel G41
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800)
Nvidia - 512MB XFX GTS 250, 675Mhz GPU 128 Cores, 2000Mhz GDDR3
500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache
Sony AD-7240S-0B - 24x DVDRW
7.1 On Board Sound
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - OEM

But it has a 400W power supply and I heard that the GTS250 requires 450W, however the PSU is a 400W Corsair Power Series PSU are Corsair reliable and would it be ok to run all the components. Thanks and also I seen this computer: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/183308 it looked nice and all until I seen the 250W PSU, I mean is that possible?

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a b ) Power supply
April 3, 2010 10:56:41 AM

the graphics card on the acer is the gts 230

you have the gts250

yes the corsair 400 watts is a very good power supply and corsair is one of the best companies
April 3, 2010 11:06:34 AM

obsidian86 said:
the graphics card on the acer is the gts 230

you have the gts250

yes the corsair 400 watts is a very good power supply and corsair is one of the best companies


Thanks for the fast reply and i'll get the GTS250 with the Pentium Dual Core is should run GTA IV on medium at a decent FPS and 400W is enough then ok thanks.
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April 3, 2010 11:13:09 AM

I couldn't edit my message for some odd reason but what I meant to say was that if 400W is enough to run the components?
April 3, 2010 1:35:39 PM

obsidian86 said:
yes it should easily be enough

try this

http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine

even at 100% load and 25% cap aging your pc will only be using 300 watts


Thanks man I heard this CPU gets very hot and can shorten it's lifespan but I don't think i'll stay on that long thanks for the replys.
a c 144 ) Power supply
April 3, 2010 5:29:22 PM

The Corsair is a PSU good enough that you can use nearly anywhere a 450 watt PSU is recommended.

As far as temps are concerned, if the CPU is still running at stock voltage, you shouldn't need more cooling. The thing to do is to run Prime95 for about 15 minutes while watching the core temps.If the temperatures stay under 70 C, you probably will not need better cooling.
April 3, 2010 8:21:49 PM

jsc said:
The Corsair is a PSU good enough that you can use nearly anywhere a 450 watt PSU is recommended.

As far as temps are concerned, if the CPU is still running at stock voltage, you shouldn't need more cooling. The thing to do is to run Prime95 for about 15 minutes while watching the core temps.If the temperatures stay under 70 C, you probably will not need better cooling.


Ok I tried it and it stayed at around 65-70 I guess its fine thanks for the replys.
a b ) Power supply
April 3, 2010 9:35:41 PM

I'm sorry, you're wasting your money on a Pentium Dual Core why?

What are you using it for, and what's your budget? Do you fancy having a crack at building it yourself?

How about http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS... and adding in a GTS250 (it's using the i3's internal graphics unit at the moment).
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