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May 3, 2010 12:24:43 AM

Hello all. New here. Been doing quite a bit of reading. As a youngster, I used to build computers with my uncle, well he helped me build mine :)  Kinda got out of it as life went on and interests went elsewhere. Been a Mac guy for the past 7 years or so, but would like to build a new desktop platform witha 1055T on an 890GX. I will be upgrading to a 5000 series Radeon down the road. I already have a case, old school CDRW and Harddrives that could get me by until I upgrade to a SSD or other Highspeed HD, BluRay, etc. Will a 430W PS be enough to get me rolling? I'm a college student, so I don't have the largest budget. Would like to get atleast a PC up and running, and not have to wait and collect tons of parts. Thank you.

Josh

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May 3, 2010 12:30:25 AM

Yes it probably would.
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May 3, 2010 12:37:19 AM

Excellent. I appreciate the help.
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May 3, 2010 12:38:19 AM

Altho you'd have to watch out when adding a graphics card. I assumed you were aware of that.
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May 3, 2010 12:39:59 AM

This thing, granted, is about 8 years old. I'm not even sure if the connectors are compatible with modern motherboards.
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May 3, 2010 12:42:31 AM

Have you been using it recently? If it's fine in a system that draws about 200 watts of power then it would be fine, if not then I'm definitely not comfortable recommending that you reuse it.
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May 3, 2010 12:44:45 AM

I haven't used this computer in YEARS.. I think I'm lookin at just buckin up and buying all new components :) 
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May 3, 2010 12:47:18 AM

I doubt it. You would need atleast 450w for the 5770 example below (certainly a bit less for lower end vid cards) and one with a 6 pin connector. I don't know how old your power supply is but it might not have one.


"450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode)"
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May 3, 2010 12:52:29 AM

My advice would be to drop down processor to say the 955 so that you have a bit more room in your budget to get a PSU.
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May 3, 2010 12:56:57 AM

Silvune said:
My advice would be to drop down processor to say the 955 so that you have a bit more room in your budget to get a PSU.


That"s only 50$ less than a 955.
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May 3, 2010 1:00:55 AM

I kind of want to be futureproof and get a six core. i could just save money, I'm in no hurry :) 
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May 3, 2010 1:03:05 AM

builderbobftw said:
That"s only 50$ less than a 955.
What's your point? Saving $50 could be the difference between being $50 over budget or $100 over.
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May 3, 2010 1:27:44 AM

Silvune said:
What's your point? Saving $50 could be the difference between being $50 over budget or $100 over.

It's 25$ a core.....

Io would do it...............
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