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    Feedback required for pc specs

    Hi guys just going to list what I'm going for, please note any complications or
    if something conflicts.

    Case: Antec Aria NSK1380
    PSU: Built in "80PLUS 350w genuine Antec power supply" (An Issue for me)
    CPU: E7400 (65W)
    MB: G-B G31M-ES2L (uATX FF) so it will fit the case.
    RAM: 2GB Kit(2x1G)DDR2 800 Kingston HyperX CL5
    GPU: 512mb ASUS 4670 (apparently has 400W as recommended but my PC watt usage is going to be manageable i hope)
    HDD: W.D. SATA 160G
    DVD: My old LiteOn DVD
    Monitor: My old Acer 17" LCD

    So basically I think the issue for me is the the power supply, whether it will support the graphics card i chosen. And also for this particular case, whether I can replace the PSU with a more powerful one, which could fit the case.

    Will be making the PC sometime this wk.
    Many Thanks!

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    Re: Feedback required for pc specs

    I personally would not use a 350W PSU if I was going to use a decent GPU, tbh the smallest I use is 450W (corsair generally).

    This is not scientifically calculated and I dont have any majour justifications to back it up, but purely is my preference.

    Hopefully someone with experience of using that case and that GPU can offer help.

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    Re: Feedback required for pc specs

    TBH 350w would be enough for the build you are proposing. I do not have experience with Antec PSUs but some of them are meant to be quite good. In the end it comes down to what company actually makes the 350w PSU for Antec.

    Why don't you get a Silverstone Sugo SG02 and a Silverpower 400w instead??

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Silve...finish-w-o-PSU

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Silve...finish-w-o-PSU

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400w-...2V-6Serial-ATA

    Here is a review of the Silverstone case:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/S...tone/Sugo_SG02

    Here is a review of the Silverpower 400w:

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/16073/11

    Silverpower is part of Tagan. I and some other Hexus members have used them before and they are decent budget PSUs!!
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 04-03-2009 at 09:36 AM.

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    Re: Feedback required for pc specs

    As CAT-THE-FIFTH has suggested, the Sugo range are really good mATX cases, I used one for a year or so when I was space restricted. What I like about the case was the fact you could use ATX PSU’s and you can get some really cool Heat sinks to go with the case to allow for over-clocking – for example SST-NT06-E - Silverstone NT06-E x5 Copper Heatpipe Bare heatsink.

    Also you may want to look at the G43 chipset motherboard’s as it take advantage of your chosen PCI-E 2.0 GPU and your Wolfdale CPU.

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    Re: Feedback required for pc specs

    Consumes Less Than 75 Watts under full load - ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series graphics cards consume less than 75 watts under full load, eliminating the need for an external power connection and making them easy to install.
    http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonhd4600/index.html

    That card takes all it's power from the PCI-e slot. I found this pic which looks to show it has 17A on each 12v rail.

    I think you will be fine but bear it in mind if you upgrade the graphics card in future.
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    Re: Feedback required for pc specs

    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphy View Post
    So basically I think the issue for me is the the power supply, whether it will support the graphics card i chosen. And also for this particular case, whether I can replace the PSU with a more powerful one, which could fit the case.

    Will be making the PC sometime this wk.
    Many Thanks!
    I'd say that everything looks fine to me. 350W is actually quite a lot, far over what you'll be using, but it's easy for us to get conned into thinking it's a small size simply because manufacturers make bigger and bigger sizes!
    It'll be a nice system that'll play most games really well. Enjoy!

    As for the Antec case, that's been around for a few years already, i'm surprised they are still selling it at that price. Not that it's a bad case though. I'm on the fence about getting the Antec or agreeing with the others about the Silverstone, which would come in at around the same price. If you know that you want the higher rated PSU, get the Silverstone case in the first place.

    Edit: And sorry to hammer home the point, but here is a Hexus preview of a very cool case with a 300W PSU running a system including a 9800 GTX+, a card that uses loads more power than a 4670. It's about the quality, not quantity
    Last edited by MSIC; 04-03-2009 at 10:37 PM.
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