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    Very tight A64 budget.

    My dad has just £188 in his computer account to spend on parts for a new pc. He intends to overclock.
    He needs:

    Venice 3000+
    s939 motherboard which supports AGP
    A PSU of some sort

    So far i think :
    www.rlsupplies.co.uk - oem 3000+ (£85.65 with postage)
    www.cclonline.com - MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (£64.91 with postage)

    That leaves a measly £37.44 for a psu, its tough i know, but any suggestions would be good.

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    Just a thought if you're getting the "oem 3000+" it doesn't come with a Heat Sink Fan...if you don't have one for an A64 you'll need to get one. Should be around £10 for a cheap one.

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    Can't be done. Not with that budget on a decent overclocking PSU.

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    i got a very decent PSU from the computer shop i work at for £27. it's a 550W PSU and it has better ratings on the 12V line (32A) than my Tagan in my other computer which is a 480W (28A). the 5V is a little lower but this is being used less and less. Overall a decent supply.

    Its made by coloursit.

    if you choose a crappy PSU then go for the biggest wattage possiable and check that the 12V rating is above about 22A.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    Have you considering using Socket 754 if your budget cannot be stretched any further?

    This kind of PSU might be okay, although the wattage is on the low side: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=138556
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    that PSU although of very good quality only supplies 18A on the 12v line. if you have a stuffed case then it may blow or cause random crashes. if you are only going to be running a low ish power graphics card and a single hard drive and DVD drive then all should be well.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    I here Akasa PSU are good. £39 for 400W

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...ProductID=8345

    Here is the spec on Akasa website

    http://www.akasa.co.uk/akasa_english...400fg_bkv3.htm
    Last edited by ed^chigliak; 24-07-2005 at 05:19 PM.

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    • sawyen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Laptop motherboard
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 740QM
      • Memory:
      • 8192MB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 256GB SSD, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Mobility HD 5870
      • PSU:
      • MSI stuff
      • Case:
      • N/A
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Internet:
      • Virgin ADSL rubbish
    Instead of a MSI Neo2 PLat.. he could just settle for a vanilla Abit AV8... works just as good, if not better...

    and its cheaper too..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    1. I havent seen an Abit AV8 for less than that MSI
    2. s754 is not an option
    3. We have a cheap cooler that will do till he finishes building his water cooling system.

    4. If nobody comes up with a bargain, the psu can wait till he has more money (we have a temporary cheap one that will work for now).

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    Have you tried ebay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet Infidel
    ...the psu can wait till he has more money (we have a temporary cheap one that will work for now).
    Don't say I didn't warn you, which I didn't, but count this as a warning!

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    Seriously, he wont overlock to start with, even a lame psu will work for about a month.

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    I've known Q-Tecs to be more efficient at killing hardware than that! Can I ask why is he water cooling?

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    Its fun to make your own watercooling. I have had good overclocking results from my water cooling so hes going to give it a go.
    Last edited by Scarlet Infidel; 24-07-2005 at 09:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealuniverse
    if you choose a crappy PSU then go for the biggest wattage possiable and check that the 12V rating is above about 22A.
    Yeah, and make sure it has Q-tec written on the side of it while your at it.
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