Help with buying parts

By mustangboy101 ยท 8 replies
Jul 1, 2009
  1. Hey guys.
    So far i got an XfX geforce 9600 768MB - Videocard
    Which needs 600 Watts or greater.
    My CPu is aamd athlon 64 x2 5400 Black Edition Sockets are am2
    My mother is a Evga nforce 730a Geforce 8300 with am2 sockets as well

    Im looking at Harddrives, PSU, and Ram
    Right Now IM having troubles with a right PSU.. I've been looking at a 700Watts, but Is that enough?

    The Harddrive im looking at is a Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    And I have one last question about Ram.
    The mother is 800 mHz Min, for Ram. Should I get 1000? Or just stick with 800 Mhz at 3 Gb?

    Please someone Help..
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 6,908   +10

    Quality of power supply is much more important than Watts... Tell us more...

    Quality of memory and brand are also important... as performance varies greatly from Value Ram to high end gamer ram.

    Most of your configuration looks fine...

    How old is all this great equipment?
  3. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 298   +6

    your hdd is nice.u can go in for 850W to stay on the safer side.
    ram should be fine at 3gb
    looking at ur gpu i assume u might be into gaming,multimedia... so a ram operating at above 800MHz should give u improved performance.
  4. mustangboy101

    mustangboy101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This is the model I've been looking at for memory.
    CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5C - Retail
    Its actually 4gb.

    My PSU
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Which is the one i was looking at.
    ANd this is the 850 if needed.
    Seventeam ST-850ZAF 850W ATX 12V V2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply -
    Its a crazy brand but I think it'll do the trick.

    If you have any suggestions im open to them.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,415   +145

    The corsair power supply is better.

    Are you talking about this card? If your not, point me in the right direction :/.
  6. mustangboy101

    mustangboy101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes thats the graphic Card.
    and so the Corsair 750 well run all my hardwaree?
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,415   +145

  8. mustangboy101

    mustangboy101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've already purchased that particular video card.
    but there isnt anything wrong with getting a 700 W Right?
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,415   +145

    Aside from wasting loads of money and decreased efficiency a good deal, which also increases heat, no it should work just fine.
    The corsair 400w has great quality and reliability, i still recommend that.
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