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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
 

Darren

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#2
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



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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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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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
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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#6
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?
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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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.

I only have about 450-500$ :(
 

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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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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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Motherboard msi p35 neo2-FIR
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Memory 2gb tracers 1066 micron d9GMH, cooled by a modded CoolIt Memory Cooler
Video Card(s) HIS 4850 ICEQ4
Storage WD Caviar 16 320gb WDAAKS + 640gb WDAAKS
Case CM RC-690 sligthly modded
Power Supply Bequiet darkpower PRO 850W (say overkill? :D)
Software kubuntu 8.10 + Windows XP, soon Windows 7 too
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