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June 25, 2010 5:47:29 PM

Ok i'm sorry for posting about my build yet again but i've came up against another issue that i'm not sure what to do about.

I might have the chance to buy the last two items i need (motherboard and PSU) trouble is the PSU I wanted is out of stock EVERYWHERE!

I was going to get the OCZ Z series 650w PSU but I can't find it instock at the moment.
Do you guys know if its no longer being made and stocked or is it just that popular and temp sold out?

I want to have the option of adding another 5850 graphics card to my rig should i want it and was told this pack had enough juice for it. Is there any other reliable packs I could get instead?

My build:

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
ocz z series 650w
phenom x4 955 (mbox edition)
2x 500gb sata hdd
antec 300 case + 2 fans
5850 graphics
asus m4a79xtd evo motherboard
Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz i5 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
sata dvd drive

thanks for any help

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June 25, 2010 5:55:40 PM

I wouldn't bother with the OCZ PSU. It's not even one of the better ones. It wouldn't likely be able to handle dual 5850s anyway. Instead, check out an Antec or Corsair 650W. They're higher quality.

I also recommend a different board. The EVO is excellent, but a tad behind the times. Check out the Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4. It should be about the same price, but it has USB 3/SATA III support.
June 25, 2010 6:06:02 PM

that other motherboard would add about £20 onto my total which I just can't afford atm especially since i won't be using the usb3/sata iii support anytime soon.

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June 25, 2010 6:08:55 PM

Then don't. Over here the Gigabyte is actually cheaper than the Asus, so it was just something to check.
June 25, 2010 6:48:21 PM

are you able to give me a link or two of the power packs you would suggest?
June 25, 2010 10:17:59 PM

TianRunty said:
are you able to give me a link or two of the power packs you would suggest?



power pack? that made me laugh. But i got your point.
June 26, 2010 12:33:46 AM

too many years of dealing with people who if you said psu to they would have a mental breakdown trying to take the names in lol
June 26, 2010 1:54:47 AM

yes it will do that easily. it is a very high quality power supply :) 
June 26, 2010 8:45:32 AM

tyvm for your help
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