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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by aeirion, Feb 17, 2009.

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    Your PSU is the most important component in your build. Spend a bit more here, and you will never regret it. I'd scrap the Raidmax and go with this one. Great quality, and won't break the bank.

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-ZU650W3
     
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    well I know this is cheaper, but it's more power, and it was more expensive... probably getting ready to phase it out. Sunbeam PSU-HUSH680-US 680W
     
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    more wattage doesn't mean a better PSU, it's whether or not it actually delivers the power. I've seen 500W PSU's that deliver less than 200W.

    My PCP&C PSU I won't change now for a good 2 or 3 PC rebuilds. It has more than enough wattage/amperage, and it's very good quality. By not skimping on my PSU (like I have in the past) I have in fact saved money in the long run.

    My current board....well I hate it, if I'd spent £20 more I would have got a far better board and I wouldn't be having to change it again soon.

    Don't skimp to save money in the short term, because chances are you'll have to spend more money in the future.
     
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    I'm probably gonna stick withe raidmax for now I think, it's gotten a lot of very good reviews from just about everyone who's purchased it.. and the specs seem decent. But I think I may have found a better Mobo, whatcha think? GIGABYTE GA-G31M
     
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    Ok found a better PSU: TOPOWER ZU-550W and I've ordered the parts :) I'll update when I receive them and tell you guys how it goes, thanks for all your valuable input, I really appreciate the help from all of you :)
     
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    Alrighty! Everything got here, took f'n forever, UPS needs to die... but anyway.. put it all together.. took me about 4 hours or so, booted up, installed the O.S. no problems whatsoever.. I <3 this computer. :) Now I just need to figure out how to go about overclocking this mofo. :)
    I'll be posting in the OC forum for that info, so if anyone wants to make a comment just leave there please :) Just thought I should cap this thread off with my results.
     
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    My brother has that foxconn board. Perfectly good for a stock system. Won't OC very far. Maybe a few hundred MHZ.
     
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    I decided not to go with the foxconn board... I went with the gigabyte about 2 posts up. :)
     

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