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Posted 15 October 2005 - 08:23 AM

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I am looking for a power supply for a new system build and would like to know the difference between active and non active pfc.Thanks

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:26 AM

See:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article28-page5.html

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:27 AM

Hi survivor,

Welcome to BleepingComputer.

PFC power supplies are designed to provide the cleanest power to your pc. Check out these sites...

Power Supply Fundamentals

endpcnoise.com

The second site has some recommended power supplies. (Note: Always look around before you buy.)

I hope this helps,

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:25 AM

See:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article28-page5.html


Thanks both for the replys. I have checked out the sites and will go with a power supply with the PFC


See:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article28-page5.html


Thanks both for the replys. I have checked out the sites and will go with a power supply with the PFC



Have another question. What is the difference in Windows OEM or Retail purchase for my home computer. It will not be used for gaming or business.

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:34 AM

Without going into any major details, the short of it is:

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacture, Must purchase a piece of hardware in order to purchase OEM & is tied to the original machine installed on.
Retail = May be purchase from a retail store and is transferable to a different computer &/or hardware as long as it is only installed on one computer at a time.

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:42 AM

In response to the OEM?retail question...
The biggest difference, I believe, is that the OEM version is meant to be installed by a system builder to sell to an end user and, thus, will provide tech support for the machine and the OS. If you buy a retail version of XP you are entitled to tech support from MS. But, if you buy and use an OEM version for your own install you do not get tech support. This is not an issue for anyone that knows their way around computers.

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http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/oemeula.htm
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Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:52 AM

In response to the OEM?retail question...
The biggest difference, I believe, is that the OEM version is meant to be installed by a system builder to sell to an end user and, thus, will provide tech support for the machine and the OS. If you buy a retail version of XP you are entitled to tech support from MS. But, if you buy and use an OEM version for your own install you do not get tech support. This is not an issue for anyone that knows their way around computers.

For more clarification go here..

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/oemeula.htm



The computer I am now using was built for me and has Windows XP Pro.I want to give this computer to my daughter I have the Windows XP Pro disc that came with this computer. The new system that I am having built will have Windows XP Home with parts from Newegg. I don't think there will be a problem with her using this computer as long as the OS stays on it. Any thoughts on that?

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 11:29 AM

This is a list of components that I am thinking of for my new system. I still need to decide on the Windows OS as to go OEM or retail. I was also told that I would not need a VID card but I am not sure about that. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated. I am still checking on fans also

Proc AMD Athlon 64 3000+ ADA3000BPBOX

Mem Kingston Hyper X KHX3500A/512

PS Antec NeoHE NEOHE 430

MoBo MSI K8N Neo4-F K8N Neo4-F

Int H.D. Maxtor 120GB 6Y120PO

Floppy Mitsumi D359M3

ATX Case Cooler Master CAC-T05-WW

CD Burner Lite-ON SOHR-5239S

Vid Card Sapphire Radeon X550 100118L

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:38 PM

According to Kingston memory search that motherboard doesn't support Kingston Hyper X memory, only Kingston Value RAM.

And I have personally had some bad experiences with Maxtor hard drives and would recommend using Seagate or Western Digital instead.
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