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Thread: New Custom Comp!!!

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    I've been shopping around and finally bought all the parts i need for my new comp:

    Motherboard: Asus A8N5X Sok 939/Dual Channel RAM/PCI-E/$119


    CPU: Athlon 64 3200+ Venice/$189


    RAM: OCZ performance series 1GB 2X512mb dual channel/$129


    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon X800GTO 256mb PCI-E/$219


    Hard Drive: Maxtor 250 GB with 16 MB Buffer/$120


    PSU: 400watts/Free from friend


    Case: Shitty $28 bucks



    See anything wrong with this build? I guess I'm happy with it. Should last me couple of years especially with a bit of OCing.

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    That PSU looks like a POS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park
    That PSU looks like a POS
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park
    That PSU looks like a POS
    lol it is free from a friend...

    Anyways I havnt put it together yet so I have to wait and see if the psu is going to be stable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler

    Anyways I havnt put it together yet so I have to wait and see if the psu is going to be stable
    Stability is not your issue.
    It doesn't have nearly enough amperage on the 12v rail to run that system properly and could very well trash the board or CPU.

    Please, don't even try it.
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    nice buys though mate
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    I must agree with azzz, those are some nice parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler

    Anyways I havnt put it together yet so I have to wait and see if the psu is going to be stable
    Stability is not your issue.
    It doesn't have nearly enough amperage on the 12v rail to run that system properly and could very well trash the board or CPU.

    Please, don't even try it.
    Yes, I completely agree with what you said but after all, it is a free psu pulled from a friend. I guess I need at least around 25-30 A on the 12V rail if I should OC quite a bit? Could you recommand a cheap psu that's going to do the job? Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler

    Anyways I havnt put it together yet so I have to wait and see if the psu is going to be stable
    Stability is not your issue.
    It doesn't have nearly enough amperage on the 12v rail to run that system properly and could very well trash the board or CPU.

    Please, don't even try it.
    Agreed.

    The 12v rail on that PSU has a max output of 12A.
    By contrast, a good dual-rail PSU should provide at least that on each rail. Mine provides a total of 29A, 14A (peak 16A) on one rail, 15A on the other.

    I'd hate to see large parts of your $800 investment go up in smoke.
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    sorry, i had to post this from EOC


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