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Old 05-29-2009, 11:18 PM   #11
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I wouldn't trust it as far as I can throw it, but yea, that will work.
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Okay then. I will check out the OCZ one, but how will it do if I OC to 3.8?
It is a 125w CPU, so I am unsure about only 500w.
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The 500W will be fine even if you OC.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:23 PM   #14
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OK thats good. thanks. I think I will buy it when I build my new rig.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #15
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Your system load should end up being around 230 watts stock at max. At 3.8ghz it might get to around 300 watts

So yes the OCZ is the best way to go, nice pick rooster
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All Right. if I only need 300w, could I just use the 420w that comes with the case? It's a raidmax, so I'm not really sure about the quality. I know their cases are decent.

Here is a link to it. Will it work, or is it not worth the risk?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156139

OK. Here is a link to the cart for my new build in case anyone was wondering about anything.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=11697586
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first of all that case is horrible and shipping for that is extremely expensive.

Get this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=antec%20300

And get the OCZ 500 watt. Yes your system might only pull 300 watts but you have to remember your system pulls most of its power from the 12v rail, And that raidmax's 420watt only has 317watts on its 12v rail, you dont want your psu to be at max capacity while your running your system it wont last long foothead.

The OCZ 500watt has about 432 watts on its 12v rail which like was said, will give plenty of power. Plus its a quailty power supply, you could add a stronger video card later and not have to buy a new psu
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Okay. I will get the OCZ. I really like the raidmax case though, so I think it's worth the extra few dollars to me. My friend has it, and it is the coolest looking case I have ever seen. I might use the PSU from it when I build my brother's new computer, because he only wants a dual core AMD.
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Well i guarantee that psu in that case wont run ANY system for long before it fails. Usually psu+cases are just gimmics and the psu is just shit quailty, probably 50C temp rated capacitors, 60% Efficiency, High line noise that spikes up voltages and ruins the processor, video card etc. it might seem like a good deal but remember the manufacter needs to make a profit somehow.

And a power supply IS the most important component in a system, if it fails all of your parts go with it.
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OK. I won't use it then. I guess I will just chuck it in the trash if that is the case.
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