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l3th4l

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Hello there, i've finally decided to build a new system (well i won't build it RIGHT now, but few months later =p). And a dilemma now, which GPU should i choose? :D The build:
Mobo: ASRock M3N78D ATX
CPU: Athlon x4 640
Ram: APACER DDR3-1333 4G DIMM CL9 256*8 ROHS (If it says 256*8 it doesn't mean that there will be 8 sticks of 256 ram right?)
GPU: INNOVISION GeForce GT240 GDDR5 512MB/128bit Or Sparkle Gefroce 240 1024MB Or anything else for similar price?
I have a case, a PSU with 420 wattage, and some old DVD-rom, and a SATA 320GB HDD. No point in buying new PSU,HDD,Dvd-rom,case if i have old ones.. ;). So give your opinions! :D
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l3th4l

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Bumpidy bump bump.. Anyone? =/
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(If it says 256*8 it doesn't mean that there will be 8 sticks of 256 ram right?)

Correct, your proposed Ram specs say APACER DDR3-1333 4G DIMM CL9 256*8 ROHS
ROHS stands for Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances and it deals with the banning of
certain substances in the manufacturing process with lead and tin being 2 of the 8 banned (it
was originally 6 in Europe).
A faster more powerful GPU http://www.rebuild.l...ub-gbt-fansink/
The PSU is tight as the card requires a minimum of 400W output, what is the make and model of your PSU?
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Linkworld LPK12-23/420W .. It's among the crappy PSU's in this web: http://www.devhardwa...pply-94217.html .. [bleep], buying a new PSU would mean spending even more money. =/

EDIT: By the way, where do you find what minimum output a GPU needs?

Edited by l3th4l, 27 February 2011 - 08:50 AM.

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A good quality and stable PSU is a must for any computer due to the demands constantly placed on them.
You have recognised this and have definitely saved your self time and a lot of money by realising your
PSU needs upgrading, this http://www.rebuild.l...-atx12v2-2-80-/ is the minimum you should consider.
Poor quality PSUs are responsible for ruining too many systems, it is false economy to fit a cheap PSU
as when not if they go bang they can take the MB, CPU, Ram, add on cards and anything else attached with them.
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Linkworld LPK12-23/420W .. It's among the crappy PSU's in this web: http://www.devhardwa...pply-94217.html .. [bleep], buying a new PSU would mean spending even more money. =/

EDIT: By the way, where do you find what minimum output a GPU needs?

When you find a GPU you are interested in simply enter the cards details into google and type power requirements after it and you can usually find it, another way to get info on components is to see if the item is available at Newegg http://www.newegg.com/ I know we cant purchase from them being based in Europe but their good to get specs and reviews from, here is an example (the card I recommended to you) http://www.newegg.co... Radeon HD 5570
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