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Seltox

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I'm going to go through a rather large computer upgrade soon-isn (Once I get the money). I'm going to upgrade my motherboard, video card and RAM. But I'm currently running a rather bad 400w PSU. So i'll need to upgrade that.

I want to get an 8800GT video card, 2gb of Corsair Micro XMS2 DHX RAM, and i'm not too sire on what motherboard I will get yet. I'm having trouble finding one that I like. I also have 2 fans running (excluding the PSU fan) and I want to put in a PCI slot fan (something like this). All 3 fans will have lights on them. I've got a floppy disk drive, but I dunno if i'll even bother to keep that, and a DVD-rw. Hopefully I can put in a CD-rw thing too, but it doesn't bother me.

How much power do you think i'll need? A friend reckons that 600w will do me fine.
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600w is fine.
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What if I planned to run a monitor off of the PSU too? Would that require something more?
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Your monitor draws power from the wall not from the PSU.
A 600W brand name PSU will be enough, though OCZ has a 700W PSU for a price that cannot be beaten.
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Would it be possible to get me a link to that OCZ PSU?

because if it's not going to cost much more, i'd rather get it, to accomodate for any future upgrades, or overclocking.
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I'm sorry I never realized you were living in Australia.
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