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#1 gorydragon


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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:30 PM

How is this? Is everything compatable? Basically, will it work. It is not meant for gaming now, but eventually i will be buying a kick-ass video card and some more memory (monitor and optical drive from somewhere else, getting Windows 7 from someone too.)

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:43 PM

Mediocre power supply, weak 12V rails. Not a great reputation. This one is only 450 watts and has better 12V amps
Not saying you should get that, just illustrating a point. When you upgrade to that "kickass" videocard, you will need a PSU that can handle it.

Not a big fan of open box motherboards. You are sometimes missing the cables/backplanes/goodies that come with a retail box.

I like either the 640gig or the 1TB vs the 500gig or 750gig WDs. Tend to be slightly faster, higher density platters.

Just opinions.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 03:37 PM

Agreed. get the better power supply. If you're planning on getting a powerful video card later, you may want to get one that has more than 450W, perhaps the CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W. I don't like open box motherboards either, you will not get anything except the motherboard. This means you will need to purchase all the cables and connectors, plus, there will be no manual. The on-board video is not that great so get a graphics card ASAP, the Radeon 5 series has some excellent choices. Remember, you need a 64-bit OS to use 4GB or more of RAM.



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