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March 7, 2011 11:21:56 PM

I recently had a thread, but it got sloppy and a lot of things have changed including the budget and the items, so ere is what I'm going to get, and just want a last minute check for quality of the $450 Build, so without further ado (:p ) A PSU is the only problem, I need one for

Cpu: Amd athlon 2 x4 640 for $99
GPU: Nvidia MSI gtx 460 768mb (the dual fan version) $150, $130 afte rMIRB
MoBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $65
CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $30
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $40
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $42
OD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $25

I need a decent PSU for very cheap, like $40 being expensive :p , but a decent one is this one any good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b Î Nvidia
March 7, 2011 11:51:37 PM

Hello leyshadow;

What screen resolution do you game on?
March 8, 2011 12:02:28 AM

WR2 said:
Hello leyshadow;

What screen resolution do you game on?

Relatively low, whatever comes after 1024x768, and I use the one I just mentioned a lot too, but since I have a normal pc I was forced to go that low so I'll plan on going one up.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 12:10:26 AM

It only has the 1 PCI-e connector but you probably already have one of the molex to PCIe power connectors?
The PSU is rated for 30Amps +12v. But I'm suspicious it could actually do that, except in maybe ideal condtions.

But it's also a 430W PSU. Now that the case doesn't have a W after the 500.
And lower down on the data panel it says 'combined power shall not exceed 431.5watts'.


How long would it take you to get your hands on an extra $15-$20?
a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 12:19:08 AM

That Apex case has good NewEgg customer reviews.
So did everything else but the DVD burner. See if you can't slip one with better customer Feedback into your build.

Otherwise I think you're good to go.
March 8, 2011 12:23:42 AM

WR2 said:
It only has the 1 PCI-e connector but you probably already have one of the molex to PCIe power connectors?
The PSU is rated for 30Amps +12v. But I'm suspicious it could actually do that, except in maybe ideal condtions.

But it's also a 430W PSU. Now that the case doesn't have a W after the 500.
And lower down on the data panel it says 'combined power shall not exceed 431.5watts'.
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/17-171-031-07.jpg

How long would it take you to get your hands on an extra $15-$20?


Not long, but is that pci-E for the psu or the mobo, is it conflicting with the gpu? I can work 15 pretty easily also
a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 12:32:28 AM

Your graphics card needs 2 6pin PCI-e power adapters.

If the PSU only has 1 you need one of the power cables pictured here in this accessory pack for the 2nd and both power the video card.

a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 12:34:10 AM

It's better and has free shipping.
Not the $7 charge for the slower & worse rated model.
March 8, 2011 12:36:25 AM

WR2 said:
Your graphics card needs 2 6pin PCI-e power adapters.

If the PSU only has 1 you need one of the power cables pictured here in this accessory pack for the 2nd and both power the video card.

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/14-127-519-Z06?$S640$

So it comes with the card? I need a new psu? Or what I'm confused, do I have all I need at this point with the $45 PSU with free shipping you offered me?
a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 12:45:18 AM

Do you already have the graphics card?
Does it have one of those power cables shown above?
a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 12:47:15 AM

I guess now or you wouldnt have listed the price. Did I show the picture of the right model?
a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 12:50:59 AM

It looks like I did. Those power cables that come with the video card in the accessory pack are what you use for a PSU that might not have the right number or PCI-e power connectors your video card requires.

Only the Corsair PSU already has 2 PCI-e power connectors for your video card.
The other PSUs mentioned will need 1 of those power cable adapters.
March 8, 2011 2:02:36 AM

WR2 said:
Do you already have the graphics card?
Does it have one of those power cables shown above?

Don't have anything, not even the gpu sorry :(  Yeah the picture is right, psu comes with one gpu comes with one also so 2
a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 2:19:37 AM

Your video card will need 2 6pin PCI-e power connectors plugged in here:




If your PSU has just 1 6pin PCI-e power connector like the Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2SB 500W does
you use one of the power cables in that come with the video card to make up that 2nd 6pin PCI-e power connector.

March 8, 2011 10:04:43 AM

WR2 said:
Your video card will need 2 6pin PCI-e power connectors plugged in here:

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/8375/ss079.jpg


If your PSU has just 1 6pin PCI-e power connector like the Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2SB 500W does
you use one of the power cables in that come with the video card to make up that 2nd 6pin PCI-e power connector.

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/files/pcie%20pwr%20adapter.jpg

So I'm ready? I'm getting the psu that you offered with free shipping

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a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 10:11:07 AM
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You'll all set and good to go.

Be sure to let us know how things work out.

Here is a Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC

Look over the forum's "System won't boot" checklist to see some of the common build errors and how to avoid them.

-> The usual advice; read the manual / install guide; look at the parts, read the manual again and if everything makes sense and looks right - then go ahead with the install.

While you're waiting you can download the online version of the motherboard manual and start getting familiar with it. Same for the other parts you want to order if they have install guides or manuals available.
March 8, 2011 10:44:32 AM

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a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2011 10:57:55 AM

Yup;
Missed the sale. Let me see what else is out there now.
March 8, 2011 11:18:22 AM

WR2 said:
Rosewill Green Series RG430-S12 430W 80+, Single 12V Rail, Power Supply $45 & $2 shipping good customer reviews @ NewEgg 85% 4&5 'egg' rating.
('green' means there is no AC power cord included - they want you to recycle you already might have)

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS got 80% 4&5 'egg' rating but is $40 & $3 shipping.

You could do worse than either of those two. I'm 'ok' with either one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This is a very good one, I gotta get it today though for $15 off
March 8, 2011 9:22:25 PM

Everything bought with the above PSU, total cost 493, after rebate 473! Great buy for a decent gaming machine thanks guys
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