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Old 11-13-2011, 01:04 AM   #11
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well if you can tell us a brand and spec for your power supply you might not have to
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:06 AM   #12
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See my above post.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:09 AM   #13
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So spring for a 600 for save measure?

Also, it's not a 500 I found out. Opened up the tower and it's this.

Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply
Yea if that's the case I'd recommend going for a 600. See if you can nab an 80 Plus Certified PSU, they're pretty easy to come by and usually won't burn too big of a hole in the wallet. They contain more efficient components and tend to last quite a bit longer.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:11 AM   #14
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Hows this?

Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom


A bit costly, but I am not getting this til around april. I'm going to be accumulating the 700 dollars for all this over time.
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That'd be a mighty fine buy IMO. Not sure if you're a stickler with cabling or not but the modular setup will definitely help from the organization standpoint.
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Hmm... I was looking at the dimensions and it seems this model is a little bit larger than mine.

How do I know if it will fit?

(I am running on a CM5671 ASUS if that helps)
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dont understand the post above but this power supply is more then enought, would be perfect for your application.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX650 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPSV12 v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
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Well kind of a toss up. That looks like a standard ATX case but the distance between the DVD Rom and PSU looks pretty close. As long as it's a standard ATX case you should be fine, don't hold me to that though.
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Not sure if the extended ATX board is still in the picture or not, but beware if you go for that Extended ATX board, you'll have to buy a specialized case to fit the motherboard. If you go with one of Niiko's recommendations however, you should be fine.
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