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DFI Recommended Power Supplies (UPDATED October 20th, 2006!)

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... other mobo's of the similar level of performance? say like ASUS A8N's or M2N's?

 

I would not compare the A8N's and M2N's to Lanparty boards!! Lanparty series is for overclocking, and kick the snot out of the A8N. The M2N is a horrible AM2 board, and not recommended for overclocking at all!! Yuck. Now i have to wash this horrible taste out of my mouth...

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sorry i've just modified to include a signature, right now i'm considering to buy a mobo suited for running SLI and apparently i have to think about replacing my aspire PSU as well... i'm actually not planning to do hardcore overclocking, just want a stable system that can last some time before i upgrade it in a few years... any suggestions?

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i'm actually not planning to do hardcore overclocking,

 

I said the same thing a few months back when I got my system. Then one day, I was in the BIOS, and I saw that tempting FSB setting, and I knew all I had to do was raise it just a little bit. And once I had that little taste, I haven't been able to stop. :D

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once I had that little taste, I haven't been able to stop. :D

 

does it really make a significant difference say, when you click on window media player it just pops up the next millisecond? even so, i'd like to have a good choice for my mobo and PSU first... then everything should follow... :)

how is Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI for a starter?

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does it really make a significant difference say, when you click on window media player it just pops up the next millisecond?

 

Actually you'd be surprised. I'm not much of a gamer but I still noticed a huge increase in performance. As it is right now, my CPU performs probably better than any stock single-core CPU available, save the Athlon FX line.

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sorry i've just modified to include a signature, right now i'm considering to buy a mobo suited for running SLI and apparently i have to think about replacing my aspire PSU as well... i'm actually not planning to do hardcore overclocking, just want a stable system that can last some time before i upgrade it in a few years... any suggestions?
2x eVGA 7600GT

A64 X2 3800+

2x 512MB Corsair

2x 80GB ATA100 HDD

DVD ROM

If you are staying with 7600GT's & not going 7800/7900/7950, then any of these should be fine.

 

Sparkle 550W (EPS) FSP550-60PLG

http://www.sparklepower.com/pdf/FSP550-60PLG.pdf

From $71: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?tiled=1&...=Search+Froogle

 

Fortron 550W (EPS) FSP550-60PLN

http://www.home2000.net/client/fspgr...linenumber=126

From $79: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?tiled=1&...=Search+Froogle

 

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 550W

From $85: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=Antec+...50W&btnG=Search

 

Good Luck,

Dave ;)

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What davidhammock200 said.

 

But be aware that you'll be boxing your self into a no win situation when the new DirectX 10 cards come out with Vista after the first of the year.

 

The early word is that they just keep increasing the power requirements for graphics cards.

 

Spending an extra $50 to $70 now will keep you from having to spend another $130 later.

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What davidhammock200 said.

 

But be aware that you'll be boxing your self into a no win situation when the new DirectX 10 cards come out with Vista after the first of the year.

 

The early word is that they just keep increasing the power requirements for graphics cards.

 

Spending an extra $50 to $70 now will keep you from having to spend another $130 later.

Very, very true! :(

 

As opposed to investing $450 to $500 in a PC P&C 850W/1KW,

the OCZ GXS 700W available for under $150, makes an excellent long term investment. ;)

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Where does the old OCZ Powerstream 520W stand? It was king for a long time, but will it handle the new cards?
It can handle everything except uber SLI/Crossfire. ;)

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OCZ 700W GameXStream or Fortron FX700-GLN to future proof yourself and provide plenty of wattage and amperage for anything you are currently running.

 

Nuff said. The 700W GXS can be had for $139.00 right now at the Egg after mail in rebate. Man, what a steal.

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It can handle everything except uber SLI/Crossfire. ;)

lol so what exactly does that mean? No dual 7950GX2s, or are we talking the next cards to be released?

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