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    fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    my PSU is dead. served me well for many years, from my 1700+ monster, to my opteron 146 (mini monster).

    i need to get my PC working, but i currently have a 146, 9800pro, and 1gb ram.

    if i get this PSU - Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    would it be ok with my current system, and be ok for Q6600 - 8GB ram - High End GFX - 4 x 500GB SATA HDD and a couple of SATA DVD burners? - i've only heard good things about seasonic, thats why i chose that one.

    my current mobo is this one - GIGABYTE - Support - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-K8NSC-939
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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    I would probably go for something a bit more powerful than that. Any reason why you want 8gb of ram?

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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    e-penis mainly, could settle for 4gb
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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    i would say at most about 600w.people tend to grossly overestimate how much power a system uses.
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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    That should be fine for your proposed system unless you go SLI. Note that you will need a 64-bit OS to use that RAM.

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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    That's the new revision of the PSU I've currently got running my Barton based rig (3200+/6800/1.5ghz). Its quiet, stable, and has yet to let me down, in about 2 years of 24/7 use.

    Like Thorsson said, unless you are going to go down the SLi route it is more than adequate. CPU 170w Max? GFX - 230w Max? Couple of Hard Drives, Say 15-20w. That still leaves you 80w headroom even with the vastly inflated figures I've used.

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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    i have windows vista ultimate 64, will that be ok with the q6600?

    thanks for your help guys.
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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    That's the new revision of the PSU I've currently got running my Barton based rig (3200+/6800/1.5ghz). Its quiet, stable, and has yet to let me down, in about 2 years of 24/7 use.

    Like Thorsson said, unless you are going to go down the SLi route it is more than adequate. CPU 170w Max? GFX - 230w Max? Couple of Hard Drives, Say 15-20w. That still leaves you 80w headroom even with the vastly inflated figures I've used.
    It's not just a matter of watts. You've also got to consider the 12v rails and whether they're strong enough for the graphics card. You could have a 1kw PSU and only be using 200w but if the 12v rail isn't up to it you'll have an unstable PC.

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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by alsenior View Post
    i would say at most about 600w.people tend to grossly overestimate how much power a system uses.
    Guilty! I rebuilt my system - not particularly high spec - dual core athlon and a 7300 graphics card, couple of drives - and it draws about 125W - which makes the 520W psu I put in it a bit of over specification! Still - plenty of room for expansion!!
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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    still broke so im just gonna go ahead an order everything for an upgrade.

    hows this look from scan.

    Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 SLACR, 95W, S775, 2.40 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache, OEM £154.38
    512MB Gainward 8800GTS Bliss, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), Mem 1940MHz GDDR3, GPU 650MHz, 2x Dual Link DVI/HDTV £198.58

    need suggestions on psu fan, mobo and possibly different gfx card if theres better for the money
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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    Asus P5k-e wifi ap is a good board from what i have heard???

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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    still broke so im just gonna go ahead an order everything for an upgrade.

    hows this look from scan.

    Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 SLACR, 95W, S775, 2.40 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache, OEM £154.38
    512MB Gainward 8800GTS Bliss, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), Mem 1940MHz GDDR3, GPU 650MHz, 2x Dual Link DVI/HDTV £198.58

    need suggestions on psu fan, mobo and possibly different gfx card if theres better for the money
    That Quad isnt particualrly good value....
    The new Wolfdales look sweet though.

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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    that PSU should be fine and it's a pritty good price
    Don't go SLi/crossfire but as you're getting an 8800gts with a p35 motherboard that's not a problem

    I'd deffinately look at an aftermarket cpu cooler, scythe do make some good price vs performance coolers, Mine and ninja plus rev B are very good for the cost

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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    That Quad isnt particualrly good value....
    The new Wolfdales look sweet though.
    new wolfdales are dual core though..

    thanks for help everyone, noticed a different gfx card on overclockers, same as basicly but comes with crysis for same price, worth it? or are they all the same with pretty stickers
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    Re: fixing my pc, and then slowly upgrading - PSU 1st

    or cam anybody else recomend me another card, either nvidia or ati for less money - better performance
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    or cam anybody else recomend me another card, either nvidia or ati for less money - better performance
    I picked up the BFG 8800GTS 512mb G92 last week for under £200 from Scan.
    Thats the best value in that range by a long shot for a card with a lifetime warranty.

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