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Is a 600 Watt PSU ehough?

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May 16, 2010 10:23:37 PM

Good day everyone!

I 'm planning to build an AMD system. Here are the specs:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
AsRock 890GX Extreme3
Team Elite 4x2GB 1333 DDR3
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme with TX3
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850
Hitachi Deskstar 1TB X3
ASUS DVDRW - DRW-24B1ST
Antec 200 (+ 3 optional 120mm fans)

This is my first time building a PC from scratch so the parts are robust, to make it memorable ;) 

However, I 'm still at lost on what PSU to use. What I have in mind is a Thermaltake Litepower 600 Watts but still, I 'm not sure if a 600-watt PSU enough considering the specs. I 'm also considering overclocking and unlocking the cpu cores (they say it 's a breeze with this motherboard) if someone could teach me.

A little help would be really appreciated!!!

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May 16, 2010 11:21:14 PM

The 955BE is cheaper and it's the same CPU only 200MHz lower speed, you can OC it easily to more than 3.4.

I would get Samsung spinpoint F3, also do you plan a RAID? If no, get a Samsung F3 500G HDD for the SO and whatever you need for storage.

This is a great cooler, the Tuniq Tower is noisy at bigger speeds:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the case Antec Three Hundred Illusion would be great.

Those are good PSU's, the power is more than enough.

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

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











a b ) Power supply
May 17, 2010 6:01:42 AM

+1 for Spinpoint and Antec 300 illusion :) 

And

8Gb RAM is overkill for a gaming PC. 4GB will suffice so get only 4GB for now! :) 

For PSU:
Get a Corsair 650TX:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its an awesome PSU with single 12V rail and has 5 year warranty. It can even handle dual 5850's (If you plan to add another in the future)
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May 17, 2010 10:04:43 AM
May 17, 2010 12:27:30 PM

Thanks a lot guys!!! :D 

I didn 't know people here @ tomshardare are very accomodating. I tried other forum sites but my posts just collected dust... :( 

I 'm checking with my local dealer right now for the parts you guys recommended.
Too bad located in the southeast (parts here are very limited, and dealers tend to overprice high-end parts). My local dealer also said they have no stock for 9555BE's.

What about unlocking and overclocking? Would it be a big factor for power condumption? I read some reviews here on processors and I saw that max load would reach up to 500 watts!(for 956BE)

And as for CF, yeah I 'm planning to do that soon.

BTW guys...
I 'm not really well-versed with setting up RAID. I think I 'll google it right now since I don 't know everything about it.

Thanks again!!!;)

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