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Old 07-27-2010, 12:04 AM   #11
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Okay thanks a bunch og. I used that and it said around 470 also but I wasn't sure. This is my first build from the ground up. Also yeah I looked at your site and was blown away. Thanks alot for the help.
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It can be a little nerve wracking, so I understand. If you get a name brand like Corsair, OCZ, Seasonic, a 650 watt should be enough from the start, a 700 would be what I'd consider mid-upper end. If you can afford it, you won't hurt anything by going with 850, but I'm just trying to save you a little money here.
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Yeah more money saved here means I can spread it around to other things like keyboards and other things. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152035 would that be an okay power supply?
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Raidmax isn't the best in the world, no.

Here's a great deal, and if you don't mind fussing with rebates, it's pretty nice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
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Okay well are there any good ones that are modular? Or are the better ones non modular?
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Seasonic makes the best PSUs right now and corsair rebrands them. I believe that antec had a seasonic series of PSUs as well. here are the brands that I'd stick with off of the top of my head:
OCZ
Seasonic
Antec
Corsair
Silverstone
I'm sure that there are a couple more that I'm forgetting about though.

For the CPU heatsink I'd go with either a corsair H50 or a noctua DH-14.

I'd advise against getting a gaming keyboard, the only feature that they have that distinguishes them is the light up keys. A mechanical keyboard would work much better as the keys give more tactile feedback and most are both work with USB and PS2 ports (PS2 has no ghosting whereas USB has a maximum of 6 keys at a time). The only time that I'd get a gaming keyboard is if it has something that truly distinguishes it (like the gaming pad on the steelseries merc stealth).

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Okay well are there any good ones that are modular? Or are the better ones non modular?
If you get a modular PSU then it normally has multiple weaker rails so you'd be better off getting a high quality non-modular with a single strong rail and deal with the extra cables (its only 4 extra cables).
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:19 AM   #17
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Cooler Master makes some nice modulars. I put a 600 watt CM in my Server (X2 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 2 x 1TB HDD's, 1x250GB, 2x80GB HDDs, GeForce 8500GT, 4 case fans) and it's been pretty solid.

Here's the one I bought: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171037

I love the thin cables!
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Okay also I was thinking about the h50 but doesn't that mean I will have to remove one of my case fans to replace it with the fan from the h50
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If you get a modular PSU then it normally has multiple weaker rails so you'd be better off getting a high quality non-modular with a single strong rail and deal with the extra cables (its only 4 extra cables).
I used to be pretty biased against the modular PSUs myself, but they've gotten to the point in quality where I'm ok with using them, and the server I mentioned a moment ago does really well with the CM I bought.
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Nevermind I will get a non modular one. I don't mind the cables. I was just wondering.
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