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MoNsTeReNeRgY22

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Well Im prob gonna order this PC soon, but what do you guys think???
This will cost me about 1200 US Dollars

X-Discovery Mid-Tower Case
NZXT PF-500 500Watt Power Supply
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache EM64T
INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK + 3 EXTRA CASE FANS
Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory
ATI Radeon X1950 Pro PCI-E x16 256MB VIDEO CARD
250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER
16X DVD ROM
HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
LINKSYS WMP54GS 802.11G PCI Network Card
Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition w/ Free Upgrade to Windows Vista™ Home Premium
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Except for the power supply, it looks ok to me. I would suggest getting a high quality power supply. Don't settle for some generic power supply that comes with the case. You should buy a PSU from a reputible brand like Antec, Enermax, Fortron, SeaSonic, Corsair to name a few. do not rely on a cheap generic unless you are willing to risk frying your entire system.

Edited by austin_o, 21 March 2007 - 07:08 AM.

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I'm like austin, you need a different PSU. Only other thing I'd do would be to swap the 1950xtx pro for the 8800GTS as its DX10 and you'll have a longer lifespan with this product when comparing it to the 1950xtx.
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Well the PSU is an upgraded one from the original one. But just a lil too late on my part and alreay ordered it... Hopefully it will last...
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I would plan on replacing the power supply as soon as possible. It may work ok but it does put your system at risk. My own experience with a custom built system in a case that came with a Raidmax power supply was that the psu was inadequate, caused random reboots. I replaced it with a good basic Fortron 520 Watt, which has worked well for two years. Now the Forton has fluctuating power levels as viewed with Speedfan (this is causing my system to lock up). So I shut down my system, ordered an EXPENSIVE Corsair 600 W PSU which should arrive in a few days. I have built two other systems and in both of them, I put in a quality PSU to begin with and have never had any problems. The lesson learned? DO NOT skimp on the power supply!
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Well what would you reccoemnd for under $100 and on NewEgg. Because I have a feeling my dad wont budge in my buying me a new PSU. He did even want to spend that much on my PC in the first place. But let me know what you reccoemnd and I will talk to him.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371002
Do an advanced search, set your price range, then search. There are others. The Antec 550 W is a great buy at $99.00.

Here is a link that has all sorts of good information on power supplies. Check out the sticky posts at the top of the forum. It also has a list of power supplies to AVOID. http://www.hardforum...isplay.php?f=93

Edited by austin_o, 24 March 2007 - 08:22 AM.

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Thanks,
I will look into those and talk to my dad.
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