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Thanks for checking this in advance..

I am going to be upgrading my now out-of-date PC in the next day or so.. I need outside opinions on if I am making the right choices for the money spent. I only want to spend around 400$ max.

Current components not upgrading:

-80 gig HD (yes its small, next on the list)
-2 CD writer drives
-Okai ATX 600W http://www.buypcdire...bcc-okia600-blu
-Alienware Aurora case (the one that looks like an alien head)
-5 internal case fans


Looking to upgrade to:

EVGA 512-P3-N978-AR GeForce 9800 GT AKIMBO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail



CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail



ASUS M3A-H/HDMI AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


-----------------The mobo and cpu are purchased as a combo to save 65$. -----------------------

AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail



Total price is 404$

I also am aware the PSU is crap and does not have a 6 pin connector. The vid card comes with a 4pin x2 to 6pin adapter tho. If it works tho, then will have to do for now. Only issue is not having enough 4 pin to run the vid card. (6) I can eliminate one of the CD writers tho and my current Geforce 6800 gs is using one. Both sets of fans use a 4pin connector as well.

Additional question: Will this vid card require the 4 pin to 6 pin splitter from each rail or will this do?


Edited by BrianK213, 05 December 2008 - 03:12 PM.

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I also am aware the PSU is crap

Then why are you going ahead with it? I advise against it, until you can get a better PSU sorted. I wouldn't be throwing $400 of quality parts at a PSU like that. :)

Also for the graphics card, usually you'll find extra power cables like that come in the box with the card. Double check on that.

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