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    EVGA power supply?

    No - it's made by either CWT or Sea Sonic, & branded by Corsair.
  2. You bring up some good points to look out for (correct tube / fitting sizes, etc.), but someone who is a hardware junkie is not going to be satisfied with a 'plug & play' system like the Corsairs'. He also is looking to cool the GPU(s) & chipset, which the Corsairs' don't cater for. OP - do your homework, check out the water cooling sticky thread here, & when you have narrowed your choices, post again to confirm prior to purchasing.
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    Building my Dream machine, insight please?

    That's definitely a "dream machine", but 10 months is a long time.... Better to save up your $$ for a while rather than buying it bit buy bit. By then, the ATI 6 series will be out, Sandy Bridge.... who knows what else.
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    Need help! newbie T_T

    Hi, If that PSU is anything like its bigger brother, I wouldn't risk it.
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    Semi-Budget Build

    That line of PSU's has had good reviews - a 700w version should be fine for a Crossfire setup. It would help if you gave your location or a link to the store/s you are buying from - kind of hard for people to make a recommendation if they are not presented with a choice
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    Semi-Budget Build

    That Motherboard requires DDR3. I'm not sure what choices you have, but there are much better CPU coolers than the V8. Otherwise, it will be a nice machine.
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    gigabyte vs asus

    Just to clear things up here, you can only fit a socket 775 CPU into that motherboard, like Wevs suggested;
  8. Is there any scope for associating a mandatory text entry in conjunction with the vote? Ie; Give a quick reason as to why you gave +/- rep?
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    440 Or 555BE

    Sorry - I thought you had the BE chip. You should still be able to keep the RAM around it's rated frequency by using the divider when OC'ing, up to a certain extent. Not sure about the HDD activity - coincidence being a fresh OS installation maybe?
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    440 Or 555BE

    I'd invest in two things; * Better quality PSU. * Aftermarket CPU cooler. Your CPU multiplier is unlocked, so you can overclock without affecting the RAM frequency by increasing the CPU multiplier. I'm not quite sure what your intended use of the PC is - you want to get the best performance out of the CPU, but you have a relatively small amount of RAM, & don't mention a dedicated GPU. What is your goal?
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    440 Or 555BE

    ....stick to what you're best at (trolling ) The CPU Z shot is showing the processor in it's idle state. asher_pa - start load testing your CPU to test for stability, & you will notice both the frequency & voltage increase when load is applied. Power-saving features in the BIOS reduce the speed & voltage when there is no need for it. These can be switched off, as sometimes they can be a hindrance to overclocking, but the more recent implementations work very well.
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    XFX HD 5770

    Try underclocking it a little to see if the problem goes away. If it's still there, try a different cable. Also, if you have been playing with the OC with various utilities, it might also be worth it to remove & re-install the drivers. Failing all that, try it in a different system to eliminate the PSU.
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    XFX HD 5770

    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5770 @ 950/1300MHz Lower your OC.
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    FFXIV Benchmark

    E8400 stock, undervolted to 1.125v, all power saving features on / 5770 stock undervolted to 1.1v ; E8400 @ 445*9 / 5770 @ 945/1385 ; Only hooked up to a 720p TV, so couldn't do the high run
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    i have $330 need Video Card and PSU

    The ModXStream has mixed reviews - this might be a better choice, & 10 bucks cheaper as well Edit - Combo deal ahoy!!!
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    i have $330 need Video Card and PSU

    ....edit - thought I spotted a 5850 for $240 after MIR - but was mistaken... Corsair 750 TX $99.99 after rebate.
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    Next Build for me

    Make sure you look carefully at the PSU you choose; that EVGA SR-2 has some additional connector requirements. Good luck with the build!
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    i have $330 need Video Card and PSU

    Yeah - that's a good point. If he is getting by OK on 2Gb, no point buying into more DDR2. I'd be looking into a 5850 & call it a day.
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    i have $330 need Video Card and PSU

    I'd be trying to squeeze some RAM into that budget as well. Why do you need a new PSU? - what you have will be adequate for a single mid-range card.
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    CPU cores

    Did you by chance upgrade from a dual core CPU on the same Windoze installation?
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    New Pc Price Range 2500-3000

    MSY is likely to be your best bet for getting all of your parts at a good price from the same place.
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    OC Problems

    Don't you think that's a little high?? This isn't the first time you've been pulled up on this.
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    Why is my flash drive listed as a hard drive?

    Sounds like the 'removable bit' has been flipped. There is a Lexar USB tool kicking around that you can use to flip the bit again, which will revert it back to being recognized as a removable device (assuming this is in fact your problem). -edit- ...here ya go..
  24. It's not a matter of putting more paste in to fill the gaps; the less paste the better. I'd place a higher priority on ensuring surface flatness & mounting pressure than the 'application method'.
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