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What size PSU should I be looking at for future plans of a Intel core 2 duo and a pci-express video card and maybe 2-4 gb of DDR2?
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Depends on the card. If you get a Nvidia 8800GTS you will need a crap load of power. If you plan to use the PSU for a kick [bleep] computer in your next built I might get a 650W to be safe. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371001

IMO Antec is your best bet. There have awesome reliability, Very high efficiency (not wasting energy for the electric bill), and a great bang for your buck because they do not have shinny paint jobs or special cable systems.

BTW, I have that exact 650W Antec so you can see by my system specs it has enough power.

Edited by jackflash1991, 05 November 2007 - 05:56 PM.

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Or what about this one?

Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371001

****You beat me to it!

Edited by zetakappa700, 05 November 2007 - 05:58 PM.

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Lol, that is the one I recommended. :)

Edited by jackflash1991, 05 November 2007 - 05:58 PM.

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What about the video card?

HIS Hightech H165PRF256AN-R Radeon X1650PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161053
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I'm hesitant to spend too much on the video card since AGP is outdated with PCI-E
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Exactly. I would suggest that you stay away from AGP. Just plan out your next computer and forget the AGP. It will hold you back and your money will be wasted. I don't even know why they still keep making AGP cards. It is a scam.
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How long should a PSU last before it needs to be replaced? I only ask because if I buy a larger PSu now and get lazy and don't build a new comp for a while...first kid coming in Feb.
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I'm just soo tired of the lag on little games like fiesta at www.outspark.com
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They can last a while. The main thing I would worry about is that as newer technologies come out they are more and more likely to consume more energy. So if you wait 2 years you may need more power to run the system because the technology of the future will consume more and more energy.

Like a year or two ago 650W was overkill for a PSU.

PS: Congrats! :)

Edited by jackflash1991, 05 November 2007 - 06:11 PM.

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I'm just soo tired of the lag on little games like fiesta at www.outspark.com

I am not familiar with that game. Is it like Oblivion or WoW?

Edited by jackflash1991, 05 November 2007 - 06:16 PM.

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My computer needs to die so that I have a reason to purchase/build a new comp....Dam it!


What about a dream...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
Vista 32 bit
A-data DDR2 667...2 dual channel sets of 2gb= 4gb
WD Caviar 320gb @7200 sata 3.0
EVGA 640-P2-N825-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI E
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Its a RPG with server person 2 person chat communication
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ASUS V3-P5G965 Intel Socket T(LGA775) Intel Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Pentium 4 Intel G965 4 x 240Pin Intel GMA X3000


forgot mb
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Well I am starting to think that you may not need a powerful 8800GTS. The game does not seem that intensive. List some of the other games that you plan to play, preferably the ones that are the most rigorous.

PS: You can edit your posts because all of the posts you are making are starting to confuse me.

Edited by jackflash1991, 05 November 2007 - 06:28 PM.

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