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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by kapperthegreat, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. kapperthegreat New Member

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    CPU:
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 89W
    MOTHERBOARD:
    Asus M2N68, nForce 630a, ATX, DDR2
    RAM:
    Crucial DDR2 PC6400 2048MB CL6
    HDD:
    Samsung SpinPoint S166 160GB SATA2
    GPU:
    Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
    PSU/CHASSIS:
    ACE CLUBS 4 MIDITOWER SVART 480W

    I only have one question:
    Will a 480w psu run a hd4850
     
  2. Darren

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    Whats your budget?

    How much money does each of those components cost?

    How much money do you have left after buying those components?

    Is this machine for gaming? surfing the internet?

    How long does this system have to last?

    Where are you buying it from, online/local shop?

    Are you building it yourself?

    What is your current specification?


    Generally speaking a 480w should work fine with a 4850 however I would recommend buying a dedicated PSU with atleast 25 amps 12v regardless of wattage.

    If this is a gaming system I'd recommend buying 4 GBs of ram and perhaps add another 4 GBs at a later date if your motherboard supports 8 GBs.
     
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    Odin Eidolon New Member

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    bad bad bad PSU, the PSU is the most important part of your system, a low quality PSU can kill all your hardware in one second. go for a good one, i suggest all corsair's, bequiet darkpower pro, seasonic, antec signature

    check www.jonnyguru.com for good PSU reviews
     
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    he didnt state what psu hes got, so how can u say its bad ? :wtf:

    and a budget would help
     
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    I agree with Darren and Odin. Find a case without a PSU and then get a better quality PSU.

    Where are you buying the items from?
     
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    ah ok, i realise now its a generic psu that comes with the case he posted :p
     
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    There is a case around egg that comes with a earthwatts 500 which is a very good PSU and plus u get a discount because u don't have u buy it seperately. I'll try to find it for u.
     
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    doesn't really matter earthwatts or not dude bottom line needs to find a better psu.
    needs to dig through around and look at guys like seasonic, FSP group, xigmatek, cheiftec, ocz, pc power and cooling the list goes on.
     
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    I only have about 450-500$ :(
     
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    I could buy a 520w http://www.dustin.se/pd_5010105612.aspx for about 40$

    But then ill dont have money to case :/
     
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    CPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103211 *

    case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147068 *
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119118

    mobo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138112 *
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131330

    mem: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227124 *
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

    GPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770 *
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102803

    hdd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074 *
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152098

    then PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703015 *
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012

    Then you may want to rethink the build a little bit more, first off. Where do you live???
    If in US then the above should apply to you.

    Give or take you save a few bucks with a combo on the GPU, or you can opt for 4830 or if your broke get a 4670. which saves 50 bucks to place into a decent PSU. when priced up came out to about 480usd. Those are the ones with the asterisks I used for pricing. Went cheapo on the case but if you opt for a lower card you can invest the extra cash in other areas. or if you need to go nvidia route get a 9800GT, or 9600GT or 9800GSO, the biggest money hog is the card.
     
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    Odin Eidolon New Member

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    prices are after rebates
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115052&Tpk=e7200
    120$
    excellent and overclockable cpu

    MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299
    115$
    very good budget p45 mobo

    VGA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161260
    90$
    nice card, will overclock like no others!

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005
    60$
    PC&C is one of the best PSU manifacturer, and this unit is very good

    CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811226005
    50$
    a cool and sweet looking ALL ALUMINIUM case

    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152098
    60$
    very good HDD

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609026
    20$
    these are D9! will take 1100MHz easily

    total: 515$


    hope this helps
     
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    Odin Eidolon New Member

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    rofl i forgot memory lol, now i edit
     

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