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    • Nemz0r's system
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    Question My Post-July 22nd Build

    • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600
    • CPU Cooler: ThermalTake Big Typhoon VX
    • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA P35-DS3P
    • Memory: 2GiB (2x 1GiB) Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 4-4-4-12
    • Graphics: 512MiB Power Color HD 2900 XT
    • Storage: 2x 500 Gb Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar SE16 in Raid 0
    • Case: Antec P182
    • PSU: Antec Quattro 850W


    Critique or suggestions please . But a few things to say first: Yes I know the PSU is overkill for this setup, however I may buy a 2nd 2900 in the not too distant future. And/Or reuse for future builds. I don't want to buy another PSU for a looong time (hopefully ).

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    Everything's fine and dandy I suppose, the PSU even has two six and two eight pin VGA connectors for dual 2900s

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    since they run near to 375w before overclocking..you'll need all of that 850w

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    253w, which is less than a 8800Ultra, and a massive 19w more than a 8800GTX.

    Personally, I wouldn't be getting an Antec PSU any more though. They're not bad, they're just nothing special, which is what you want for a system with that spec. It pains me to say it, as the lower models are vastly over-rated, and sold on hype, but I'd be getting an Enermax Galaxy850w myself (only because there's no 700w+ Seasonic or Corsair though ).

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    It's changed since the first review i read..

    It was a clear 50w higher than the GTX as i remember it lol

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    i'm far from being a fan of antec but the Antec TruePower Quattro (TPQ-850) 850W modular power supply
    appears to be an overdue return to form at a very good £ point.

    sounds a sound choice.

    luck

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