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March 12, 2010 8:00:51 PM

GIGABYTE GA-MA78LM-S2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 760G Micro ATX Motherboard / 1x PCI-E x16 / 2x PCI / 2x DDR2 / Integrated VGA/DVI/HDMI / 4x SATA 3Gbps / 1x Giga LAN (Retail)
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch_v3.asp?scriteria=B...

AMD Phenom II X4 quad core 955 (HDZ955FBGMBOX) 3.2ghz black edition processor w/8mb cache 125w 64-bit socket am3 retail boxed w/ cooling fan (3 years warranty)
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch_v3.asp?scriteria=B...

Ark Technology PA01 Black ATX Tower Computer Case / 4x 5.25in Bays with 500W PS2 Power Supply & 80mm Fan (Retail)
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch_v3.asp?scriteria=A...

I will be purchasing these all together on this site for $250. I plan on transferring my ati radeon 4850 and 2 gigs of ddr2 ram from my old PC into this.

My concerns are if everything will fit correctly and if the motherboard supports the processor. For some reason the motherboard doesn't show the max amount of watts for a processor it supports.

And I'm building this PC for some high end gaming such as Battlefield bad company 2.

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March 12, 2010 8:03:09 PM

Nope. That PSU is a POS, and will likely not be powerful enough for the 4850. You absolutely need to get a quality PSU with any build.

I highly recommend getting this combo: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 650W $130
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March 12, 2010 8:13:01 PM

MadAdmiral said:
Nope. That PSU is a POS, and will likely not be powerful enough for the 4850. You absolutely need to get a quality PSU with any build.

I highly recommend getting this combo: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 650W $130



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Great combo.
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March 12, 2010 8:20:09 PM

I'm on a budget and i'm not looking for great case or psu. Will my antec 420 watt psu cut it? I've used it with my 4850 for many months now without problems. Will adding a better motherboard and processor really make a big difference?
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March 12, 2010 8:36:21 PM

It should be fine if you're using a quality PSU, which the Antec is. It wouldn't be good to use the PSU that comes with that case.
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March 12, 2010 10:09:59 PM

So this is the antec earthwatts i've been using. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HEZG08/ref=ox_ya_o...
It fits in the case i'm using right now, but how do I know if it will fit in the case i'm about to buy? It looks kind of small. And also, why shouldn't I use the one that comes with the case?
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March 12, 2010 11:15:39 PM

The one that comes with the case is a very low quality unit. That means that when it fails (and it will), it will likely take at least one other part with it.

PSUs are basically a standard size. Unless you buy a very specialized case (like an HTPC case), the PSU will fit it.
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March 12, 2010 11:34:23 PM

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