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    Anyone know if those Antec psu's are up to their rating and reliable..:?:

    How about this psu:

    Antec True Power 480W ATX (AMD&P4 OK)

    This Antec case:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugbydude
    It all looks good to me. 9800 pro 256mgs might be better though:thumb:
    Yeah I have thought of the 9800 pro to, but since I'm not gonna shop just yet I will have time to read some tests and reviews on both options first. After all if I'm gonna spend like $450-500 on a graphicscard I want it to be the absolute fastest there is. :)


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    Antec PSUs are very good and reliable

    I've only had one go bad, but that was probably the result of some tinkering I was going....I'd rather not go into details on that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    Yeah I have thought of the 9800 pro to, but since I'm not gonna shop just yet I will have time to read some tests and reviews on both options first. After all if I'm gonna spend like 0-500 on a graphicscard I want it to be the absolute fastest there is. :)

    according to TT's review of the 5900...Nvidia has finally gotten the trophy back =)
    well, at least for the moment anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    I'd rather not go into details on that one...
    Now don't be shy, speak out.. lol

    Yes in that review the 5900 pro was alot faster in all tests witch makes me REALLY want one.. hehe

    But damn those cards seem to be big! But it shouln't be mutch of a problem in a case like that.. And the first pci slot is never used by me anyways, space or not..


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    I've got a slightly older version of that case (as you can see in the link in my sig), you can fit just about anything in there ;)

    although the PSU is not the original...:o

    but as for the video card fitting, I'd think that is more of a mobo issue...if it doesn't have enough space around it you might end up with a very expensive paperweight
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    I think a good brand PSu @ 360 Watts is PLENTY. I mean, with only one hard drive, and one processor, you don't need any more.
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    having room to expand is always a good thing, you don't want your PSU to be what holds you back ;)

    besides, you can get monster PSU's for less than $100 US
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    Yea, so expand to a new PSu when the time arises. And it probably won't. Only a dual processor system, OR adding 8 Hard drives will push the PSu over its limit.

    And besides, the case costs less than 100$ US, WITH Psu included.

    Giant PSu's also use more power themselves (even if you computer is only using 200 watts). So if the electric bill is an issue, only buy what you need. And then buy a new system in two years.
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    I'd most likely go for the P4P800 865PE mobo instead as it's proven to be slightly faster,
    also the fact that It's cheaper.. :)


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