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#1 xXAlphaXx

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:22 PM

My current build is as follows;



Case:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16811240001

Mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16813128056

Video Card:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16814102703

Processor:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16819103212

RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16820231098

Hard Drive:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16822148262

ODD:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16827106082

OS:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16832116400

Card Reader:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16820223076


I have three questions at the moment. The Card Reader said it is internal, Yet it is a USB 2.0 Interface, any clue what that is all about? Also, the case comes with a 500W PSU. My requirements are currently at 342W, but I plan on getting a new board and going Crossfire in the future, so Do you think 500W will be enough? The board has an OnBoard ATi card, is thier any way I can Crossfire the two?
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 07:11 AM

By looking at the picture for the card reader, it doesn't look like USB interface, even though it says it is. It looks like a 10-pin connection which I couldn't see a clear picture of your motherboard to see if it has one. It probably does though because I know mine has an opened one or two.

A 500Wat power supply would be plenty. The thing is a lot of those power supplies that come with cases are cheaply made. I've had two friends that have both used the power supplies that came with the cases, and both of them died within a month or two.

If your only using low end 2600 cards, then you could probably go with a $40-$50 power supply. People might say they aren't that great, but I have put a couple in systems (including mine), and they've been running no problem for a long time.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817148038 That Apevia looks very nice. I have an Apevia that is 500-watts with the same specs. Thats probably the new model. Also these Rosewills are pretty nice http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....p;name=Rosewill

You can't crossfire your integrated graphics and your graphics card together unless your motherboard supports hybrid crossfire. That one doesn't, at least I don't think so. Also, you can't crossfire different cards together. If you are getting a 2600XT, you'll have to get another 2600XT to crossfire. It can be a different brand and have different clocks though.
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 11:16 AM

As was mentioned the PSUs that come with cases are notorious for being of poor quality. The wattage in important, but the real specification is the amperage of the twelve Volt rails. You need to know what the combined amperage of the crossfire is going to be.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 11:52 AM

Ok I went ahead and threw a PSU in the mixture: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16817182076

I also changed the case out to : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811144151
Any other suggestions you guys can think of before I go ahead and order?


Oh! And will a 20+4 PSU work on a 24 pin Mobo?

Edited by xXAlphaXx, 19 April 2008 - 12:06 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 03:29 PM

The 20+4 pin will work with the 24 pin motherboard connection. They just do that because some motherboards only have 20 pin connections.

Haha, nice case. That is the same exact one I have and I love it. Don't get it if your a big fingerprint freak though!

EDIT I was looking through newegg and noticed that the 3650's are cheaper then the 2600XT you listed. I don't know if it would really be much better, but it is cheaper. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102726

Edited by Sterling14, 19 April 2008 - 03:39 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 03:56 PM

Im going to keep the current card I have in. GDDR3 memory is faster=/ Looks like im going to have to put this build off for a while. I'm getting evicted again on the 1st! ;-;

Edited by xXAlphaXx, 19 April 2008 - 03:58 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 04:20 PM

Oh, your are right I am sorry. I didn't notice the DDR2 memory XD.
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