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Thread: Yet another, "Help me! Buying a new computer" Question. :)

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    Hello all been a while since I've been here and I would like to know what you think of these current items that I want for a new PC. I'm thinking of staying around $1000 to $1,500 budget. I already have a monitor and a case. If you can find better deal that will save money please tell me I want to get my moneys worth. Also it doesn't have to be on Newegg it can be anywhere.

    So far total is: $1,355.97

    Graphics Card - $579.99

    eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

    Power Supply - $69.99

    Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

    Ram - $264.00

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

    Mobo - $125.99

    GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

    Processor - $316.00

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
    Systems Specs
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    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
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    i'd dump ur mb for this and i'd dump that psu for this.

    it brings it to $45 more than ur budget (be4 mail ins), but if ur gonna upgrade u mite as well do it right! said psu if basically for 1 8800gtx and not SLi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails View Post
    i'd dump ur mb for this and i'd dump that psu for this.

    it brings it to $45 more than ur budget (be4 mail ins), but if ur gonna upgrade u mite as well do it right! said psu if basically for 1 8800gtx and not SLi.
    Since when did Corsair begin making PSU's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    Since when did Corsair begin making PSU's?
    A while ago and I quite like them.
    Sprocket sports a 520w version and we've used several in shop builds with no probs.
    The "ribbon" type of modular cables they use is extremely easy to route neatly.
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    I'm curious why do I need to spend $170 for a PSU? The last computer I built was a cheap $40 and has never gave me any problems. You don't think it would be a waste of money to spend that much? Also if I was going to spend $230 for that mobo why not just spend $20 more for that new 680i mobo?
    Systems Specs
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    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    Since when did Corsair begin making PSU's?
    A while ago and I quite like them.
    Sprocket sports a 520w version and we've used several in shop builds with no probs.
    The "ribbon" type of modular cables they use is extremely easy to route neatly.
    Wow, I didn't even realize it's a modular PSU... looks quite nice I bet the sata connectors aren't as cheap as the ones my PSU has. I already broke one without any forced pressure so if the second one goes im hooped I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by imasoldier View Post
    I'm curious why do I need to spend $170 for a PSU? The last computer I built was a cheap $40 and has never gave me any problems. You don't think it would be a waste of money to spend that much? Also if I was going to spend $230 for that mobo why not just spend $20 more for that new 680i mobo?
    i do recommend the 680i, but i was trying to make ur budget. why tell us a budget if u don't plain to use it. also, spending more on a psu is ALWAYS the best thing to do. it's the heart of ur system. NEVER buy a cheap pos psu! by all means, buy what u want...
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    I'm sorry I'm not trying to be rude or anything. I just wanted to know the reason for spending so much on a PCU lol. The budget isn't exactly 1,500 I mean I can get it but I'm trying to stay at a $1000 and maybe a few more hundred. Do you know any other PSU's that could be closer to my other PSU price range of $70 - $90?

    Edit: I also don't plan on buying SLI I don't think I will have the need for it. Don't you think one Geforce 8800gtx would be enough for a year or two?
    Last edited by imasoldier; 01-29-2007 at 09:42 PM.
    Systems Specs
    -----------------------------------
    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
    -----------------------------------

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    The reasons for spending big money on a power supply are manifold, to wit:

    -Since there are no industry standards, manufacturers can (and do) inflate/misrepresent the specs on their products. The only known way to avoid a real lemon is to buy a name brand unit...which typically costs more.
    Even this is no guarantee- Antec for instance, has released some real stinkers lately, but it's your best shot.

    -The PSU powers everything in the PC, if it takes a dump the possiblity exists that the resulting surge could wipe out the entire computer.

    -Even if the power supply doesn't obviously malfunction, little surges can cause all sorts of hair-pulling bluescreens, reboots, etc. that may not point directly at the PSU but are it's fault nonetheless.

    There are only a few reviewers whose opinions I trust- the primary source would be jonnyGURU- and it would be well worth your time to check out his site.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Thanks Clocker I will look into jonnyguru's site.
    Systems Specs
    -----------------------------------
    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
    -----------------------------------

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