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Old 08-18-2006, 02:11 AM   #11
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Thanks for the input. I have two more questions... will this be a good power supply for it?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182043
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would i need to reinstall windows when i switch motherboards/power supplies?
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:02 AM   #12
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No, the Rosewill is a HORRIBLE powersupply. I would go along the lines of OCZ GameXstream or PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610.
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:38 AM   #13
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well I was looking to spend around $75 on one, any suggestions?
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:46 AM   #14
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104154

looks great, but I was looking into higher wattage because my 400watt antec powersupply just died. they have a 620watt version of that one.

would 450watts be fine? I dont run Sli or anything like that
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450W is enough.
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:36 PM   #16
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The OCZ Modstreams are not up to par. The quality isnt good what so ever. The minimum i would get is the Fortron AX-500A. That is a quality powersupply.
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About overclocking it is awesome. I have it and have been able to get some really nice clocks from my 2gb UCCC. I have gotten it all the way to 285mhz before. With my old board I could barely get it to 270mhz.

So I highly recommend this board unless you want to go with SLI later on, then I would spend the extra to get a SLI-D or SLI-DR.


Ill second that. its a really nice board!
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:17 PM   #18
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hmm yeah still pretty exspensive for me, I'm looking buget but not crap. Im shying away from antec. I just found something that looked good.

is this Apex decent?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817154023

I went ahead and bought the DFI board.. I installed it and used some artic silver for the cpu.

All I need is a new PSU. This repair is getting quite costly.

Hopefully the PSU is the slution, I don't have any 400~ watt supplies that i could test it with.
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I wouldnt get the Apex. Get the Fortron AX-500A. Its an underrated powersupply and its very good for the money. Its roughly 90 bucks. Same price of the Apex if you dont count the savings.
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