final componet list for new build checkout :)

By Fly_Guy
Jan 28, 2007
  1. ok so my new build consists of:




    GPU: (note only getting nvidia 7600 until i get a DX10 Geforce 8 card)




    Disc drive: (Dual drives)

    already have windows XP home that i can install so no worries :)

    alright thats a pretty final list so any suggestions please feel free to make and ill think about them thanks :)
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Get a E4300 for better overclocking, and vista is out now, so buy that later.
  3. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    I'd be wary of Vista for a little while, let them patch out the bugs and stuff, 3 or 4 months is prolly enough buffer time.

    Unless you -really- want more eye candy, that is.
  4. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Better PSU

    Its up to you when you want to pony up the cash for a better PSU, this one will work for now, but if you get that 8800 series card your going to need a higher powered PSU. Personally if I had the extra cash I'd buy it now instead of having to cough it up when you purchase that already pricey 8800.

    For the 8000GTS Id reccomend a good qaulity PSU of 500watts with 26amp or more on the +12v rail/rails.

    For the 8800GTS Id reccomend a good quality PSU of 600watts with 30amps or more on the +12v rail/rails.
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    450W/26A Is reccomended that or above is ok.
  6. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Ber minimum

    400 26amp is reccomended by nVidia for the GTS, 450 30amp for the GTX. I concider that to be very low, that is why I said. 500-600.

    If you had the pleasure of OWNING one as I have. You will notice RIGHT ON THE BOX, next to the nVIDA requirements, that the manufactures reccommend higher wattage PSU's than nVidia. I am sure there is merrit for them doing this.

    Remember nVidia also states on the box that the GTX willl work fine and dandy with a Athlon XP, it just dont tell you that you will only be using 1/2 or less of the cards potential :D

    Make no mistake, the cards eat power.
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