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  1. #11
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    that'll be a nice system - similar to my own :thumb:

    WRT power supplies - you don't need a huge one, 300w is enough for most home users, but you do need a good quality one with consistant output - that's the key

    I've had good luck with enlight & youngyear - both are reasonably priced - of course you can't go wrong w/enermax - but they cost a little more

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    I upgraded to the Enermax 350W. I think it was a good purchase. Are you considering overclocking?

    Good luck! :thumb:
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    most likely ill be OC'in

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    You will wanna consider things like number peripherals and number of fans. I got into a problem where I didn't have enough power for everything after I overclocked. In particular, my cpu and vid card were fighting for power, both figuratively and literally. My cpu won everytime and usually ended up with me booted out of the game I was trying to play.

    Just something to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XFinity
    OK, now that i think about i might get an amd XP but the thing is that is the 8KHA+ compatible with the XP's?

    Loved this bit of AMD's site. They test all for compatability... they don't however reccomend one over the other so there is no bias on the site.

    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...9_1039,00.html


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    Been thinking here about newbie's OC'g.............

    Two thoughts.......

    1) If really want'n to get into full blow'm tweak'n.....the hands on kind......ya might want budget a learning curve processor..... say a Duron 850. Their cheap and easy to OC. Also theirs alot of guides availible on how to..... Then when your confortable tackle the XP. Their a little more detailed on unlocking them. Besides, if ya scamble one OC'g, your not out a chunck of $$$$. I'm not sure how much experince you have..... The 850's typically are $40usd. OCZ's pre unlocked XP 1600's are $135....

    2) You may want to opt'd to buy your XP unlocked.......

    Fans.........theres a lot of hi preformance 80mm out there, I love mine......4500rpm w/ 64 cfm. They make a big difference, T's wise... I paid $8-9 each for mine...
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    alright, well i think ill just buy the xp and not overclock it and just leave it as is but now, im on my 466 celeron which ill fool around with when i get the xp up and running

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