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    Ok, Ill admit one thing, i didnt read this thread, but anyway heres some possible useful information.

    I just recently purchased a 480watt Butterfly PSU from Thermaltake, and it rocks. One thing I just found out that BTX will support old ATX PSU's as a default, so Im pretty well set with this PSU for a while, as its really a 550watt max PSU.

    Yeah, and amd_man is right, I dont see BTX/PCI-Express being the Enthsusiasts choice till at least Q3 2005. Just think about the first 400 mhz FSB Chipsets....and the Williamette P4....and the Palomino Core...and well, the list goes on.
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    BTX will only support ATX power supplies in a FULL-TOWER configuration. Anything smaller mid-tower etc will need a new PSU.

    Read this thread.

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/showthre...threadid=13505
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    If you play the waiting game your always going to be waiting in tech, not to mention its best off to leave first gen. technology and wait for bugs to be found and such anyway. Also, BTX will take quite a long time to catch on IMHO, as well will PCI-E. Just my two :2cents:

    Ah, also he's got plenty of processing power for the setup there
    Yeah, I've been playing the waiting game a bit and can't take it anymore. Though at this point I won't have funds for a purchase untill a couple of weeks from now.

    So then I'll have a real hard time deciding whether or not to wait. And your probably right with BTX, though PCI-E I would think it would be adopted earlier, as ATI has already shown PCI-E native cards and nVidia has shown cards with built in adapter.
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    If ya want something now then get it as early PCI-Express video cards are showin' a rather large drop in performance over their AGP cousins atm though AGP BTX mobo's will also likely see the light of day but it maybe sometime late this year or next b4 these new technologies make a mark for themselves.

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    That is because of other reasons.....the ATI PCI-Express card I saw was slower because it had a reduced core clock, and the Nvidia card used an "adapter" to make it work in PCI-Express and thus was naturally slower...

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    I sit most corrected.

    :afro:

    but doesn't an Athlon 64 3000+ offer quite a bit more musscle than the Barton 2800+ ?

    or is it not worth the ~$70-$80 bucks extra?
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    If its less than 300watts, upgrade, cause the risk isn't worth it. If your going to upgrade, name brands are better than generic, amd_man2003 and wiggo are right.
    What size? You could probably get away with 300watts, a mate has a P4 3.0C, 1 gig ram, Ti4200, 3 harddrives, CD burner and DVD drive and has no problems with his Enermax 300watt, but if was me I would get as least 400. To be sure, to be sure.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rain

    What size? You could probably get away with 300watts, a mate has a P4 3.0C, 1 gig ram, Ti4200, 3 harddrives, CD burner and DVD drive and has no problems with his Enermax 300watt, but if was me I would get as least 400. To be sure, to be sure.....
    Whoever is doing that is one very lucky man. Thats for sure. Unless your running a system with a special SFF PSU (I know you aren't) you need at least 400W to be sure your not going to have any problems with powering the hardware. Although adding in cathodes and fans can require more power.

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