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  1. MicroUnC

    MicroUnC New Member

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    Any Improvements? Before i press ORDER Botton

    Hardware I am about to buy:

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme 2.67Ghz 8Mb
    GPU: 2x eVGA GeForce 8800 Ultra
    PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 1200 APFC Modular (SLi Ready)
    RAM: 2x Corsair TWIN2X2048-8888C4D 2048MB (2x 1024) DDR II 1111 Dual XMS with EPP (SLi Ready) (Total 4098MB)
    HDD: 2x WD Raptor 150GB SATA 10000 Rpm
    LCD: Samsung Syncmaster 22" Black (226BW 2ms WIDE DVI)
    Mobo: XFX nForce 680i SLi MCP EPP LGA775 Motherboard
    Case: Thermaltake VD4000BWS Kandalf LCS (with Water Cooling)
    DVD-ROM: Sony 16/48 Bulk Black SATA
    DVD-RW: Pioneer DVR-212BK Black x16 SATA

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  2. panchoman

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    the psu. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817714001 built by topower, non-modular, powerful, active pfc. picked it cause the thermaltake oem is chanellwell which is notorious for things such as the smart power series, etc. not a good oem overall, topower will keep you much happier.

    idk why you're spending so much on things such as the grafix cards and not spending much on the memory, i suggest getting a gigabyte p35 board that does ddr3 memory, and you can get some good ddr3 stix. and chop down the 8800 ultra's to gtx's cause the ultras a basically oced gtx's. 2 of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220248 = sick. but http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220242 are probably more sensible lmao.

    get lite on dvd burners and roms, they are better and make sure that they are sata.

    me like thermaltake tai chi wced case with its hydralic doors lol.
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    get this PSU instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817814003

    just compare the amperages it puts out to the one you picked. my 400watt ultra puts out the same amps as the high priced portable heater you picked. also remember higher watts means more heat so a push pull fan setup is what you should look for in any high watt PSU.
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    higher watts doesn't mean higher heat. low efficency means that power becomes heat, and also, the more of your psu capacity that you use, the more heat. for example if you use 500w on a 1000w psu, you're gonna have less heat then using 500w on a 550w psu. that hdd deal is sweet btw. btw the abs tagan 1100w has 6 rails, which is preety bad, if i may recommend this over all the psu's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703007. more amps, better cooling, single rail, non modular.
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    modular is a GOOD thing...
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    nope, you're wrong, not many people know about the downside to modular cabling. it causes voltage drop, equivalent to 2 feet of normal cabling, due to electrical interference, i weight that over the increased airflow, which you can gain by good cable management.
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    I would go with a Silverstone PSU. The Zeus and Decathalon are two good series.

    Also, why not go with 2x2GB RAM? 2GB is pretty much last year's 1GB now..
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    agreed about the ram, but pc power and cooling powns all the psu's.
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    Thanks All, I am going to think over, But iam afraid that PSu's all you specified, are not currently available in my Country, ill have to order from another country.
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    i just noticed that you're located in israel.. you're fine with the thermaltake then.
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    Why there is something wrong in other countries?
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    no, i meant that if you cant get the ones that we mentioned, the thermaltake is probably the best.
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    OCZ has pretty good world-wide sales, and since they own PC P&C I'm sure you can probably get one of those in most countries too :)
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    true but pcp&c is still a relatively new company so..
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