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    Hello everybody,

    I need help to buy I new computer, I'm thinking with this:

    Intel core 2 quad q6600 2.4GHz,
    2GB DDR2 667Mhz,
    ATI HD 2600 PRO 512MB,
    500GB Sata II,

    With the motherboard I'm think about the intel 775 DG965WH or the Asus P5K-SE, but I don't know what is the best or if exist other boards betters them these.

    And I need alternatives about the graphic card.

    Thank you


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    Double the amount of RAM to 4GB- DDR2 is so cheap these days.

    Get an 8800GT nVidia card (just released, should be in stock soon).

    Make sure the power supply is up to the job.
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    what's ur budget? what's this pc's purpose?
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    @clocker - do you thing that 500w is enough? these graphic card is expensive?

    @mr.nails - 900€ max, but i'm live on portugal and the price can be different, here these computer that I described cost 850€. This computer is for gaming.


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    Quote Originally Posted by respect View Post
    @clocker - do you thing that 500w is enough? these graphic card is expensive?
    In the US those cards will sell between $200 to $250...you can perform the appropriate conversion.

    Yes, a real 500w would be fine.
    Problem is, it's unlikely that most PSUs labeled as 500w will actually provide that much.
    I'd say a Corsair 620w would be minimum and the more the merrier.
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    Well I have had this one for about a year now and it has worked great and I have a bunch of shit hooked up to it
    Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W

    It's not modular which is what I will get next time but it works great and it's only 44 bucks US
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    Rosewill isn't up to the job OP wants.

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    So what PSU do you recommend then? I can't remember the forum ( Clocker was there maybe JG?) where the newer Rosewill got really good reviews. I mean the guy took the whole thing apart and everything and ran all these tests I know nothing about. Im not getting defensive Im only saying I thought it was good. Why do you say it's bad? I ask because I too am planning a new build soon and I think I should get a good PSU with all my other new stuff but I want to go modular this time

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    [QUOTE=clocker;2430181]
    Quote Originally Posted by respect View Post
    ....Problem is, it's unlikely that most PSUs labeled as 500w will actually provide that much.
    I'd say a Corsair 620w would be minimum and the more the merrier.
    What he said.

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    Detale...
    The forum would be JonnyGuru.com.

    Rosewill is Newegg's house brand and depending on the model could be just about anything.

    I don't discount your experience with the one you had (I used the first Ultra that came out- the first ever modular PSU- and had no problems although the forums were full of folks who'd blown their PCs using it) but you'd be better off not going for the budget end of the spectrum.

    Weren't you the guy who just recently was prepared to spend over a grand on the CPU alone?
    Would you be willing to risk that chip on a <$50 power supply?
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