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 Post subject: What Power Supply to Buy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:47 pm 
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These are the components that i will be using for my new computer

MotherBoard: ASUS A8V-E Duluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200 Socket 939
Video Card: eVGA Geforce 6600 GT
Memory: 1 Gb Corsair XMS DDR400
HD: Maxtor DiamondMax 9 80 GB (SATA 150)

I have two questions about my components. The first is what power supply should i buy? The reason i ask is because the motherboard i chose has a 24 pin power connector. Is it ok to use the 20 pin to 24 pin adapter. The power supply i was thinking about getting was the "ULTRA X-Connect" and using the 20 pin to 24 pin adapter with it. Do you think i should buy a power supply with a 24 pin connector?

The second question i have is, Will my video card have any problems because it supports SLI but not hooked up with another card? In other words will SLI cards work by themselves. [/list]


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:13 pm 
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Why are you even mentioning an X-Connect? Scored a 4... it should have turned on something back there.

Anyway, I'm keeping an eye on an Enermax 420 and the Cooler Master 450 for a possible future rig. Both have the main connector as a 24-pin ATX. Personally, I would choose the Enermax because of beefier lines and the trusted name.

If you want something with a bit more power, like an Antec EPS True550 or a NeoPower, there's nothing stopping you.

And yes, a single SLI capable card will work by itself.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:14 pm 
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SLI cards and motherboards will work perfectly with only one videocard.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:22 pm 
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brands such as antec, enermax, pcpowercooling, and OCZ are all good brands to buy. very reliable and performance are great. ive been using antec for a while now and ive been really happy with their power supplies as well as their cases.

check out www.newegg.com for the good deals.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:35 pm 
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Aside from the 24 pin connector for the mobo, you're also gonna need a 6 pin connector for your video card I beleive, I would get the Antec NeoPower, it's modular like the Ultra-X and you can get it with sleeved UV calbes for free at frozencpu.com. Good luck on the build. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:57 pm 
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I've got the OCZ PowerStream 520W and I'm extremely happy with it. It's got adjustable +3.3v, +5v and +12v rails and more connectors than you can shake a stick at. Only complaint was cabling - I had a hell of a time trying to stow all the ones I had left over. And it's BTX compatible.


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