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Old 07-10-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default psu unit ???

hi im buying this package .....

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

2.4ghz, 1066fsb, Socket LGA775, Quad Core, Retail Boxed CPU

Asus P5N-E SLI

Socket LGA775 Nforce 650i SLI Chipset ATX Motherboard

Corsair TwinX DDR2

2gb (2x 1gb) PC6400 XMS2

what power supply will i need i only have a crappy gpu till the future geforce 6800 thanks
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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Um...the GeForce 6800 series is an old card...did you mean the 8600 series? The 8600 series is already out.

If you did mean 8600, then I'd say a 500 watt PSU to be safe. Although why get such a low end graphics card with such a high end system?
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no its a geforce 6800 its a very old card i just cant afford to buy a better gpu yet
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:28 PM   #4
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400W should be enough, though you might want to get like a 600W so that when you can afford a better vid card you don't need to get a new psu.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:43 PM   #5
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Why get a quad core processor and a relatively slow GPU?? You could get an E6600 for $250 cheaper, plus the $100 for a 6800 is a $350 GPU. That's enough for an 8800GTS.
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:12 PM   #6
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no its a geforce 6800 its a very old card i just cant afford to buy a better gpu yet
Thats crazy man. Spend that much for a quad core processor and then put a geforce 6800 hundred in it. Thats like buying a Porshe and stopping at Burger King for dinner.

I'd say you'd be better off getting a core2duo with the money you save you could pick up 2 8800GTS's and SLI them.
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Holy crap my bad. I didn't realize quad cores are so cheap! Damn I might have to order one shortly. I still thought they were like $900. WOW
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Supposedly in Q4 they are supposed to be around $250.
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yeh well i just wanna get the quad core out the way then ill upgrade to a better gpu
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:57 PM   #10
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If you already have the 6800 then still get the quad core with the ram and then get an 8800 r even an 8900 if they are oout then
but if you dont already have the 6800 do as freestyler said , get an e6600 then get a better gpu with the saved money

as for the psu well a 400w will do for know but if you plan to get a better gpu may be better to get a 600w+ now then wh4en you get a new gpu you wont need a new psu
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