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    New toy

    Well guys - it's finally happening. - I'm getting a new comp - woohoo

    OK.

    Motherboard
    Asus A8V Deluxe (AMD A64) VIA K8T800 Pro Socket 939 AMD64 Dual DDR400 Motherboard with Sound, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID & GBit LAN.
    ( LINK )


    CPU

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939, Venice Core, HT2000 MT/s, 512KB L2 Cache
    ( LINK )


    H.D.D.

    SEAGATE ST3160827AS SATA 160G Barracuda 7200.7RPM, NCQ
    ( LINK )


    Plus all the DDR400 I can sqeeze in it

    I do have a question.

    I'm wonder about the PSU - do I really need 500w ?
    What can I get by happily with, remembering this system is designed for overclocking.

    Also apparently the venice core runs alot more efficently, = runs cooler, but I live in the tropics, can anyone recommend a decent case that runs nice and cool.

    I'm not really interested in side windows and fluro lights.
    In fact I hate the look of the Thermaltake boxes.

    I'm sort of looking at this ( LINK )

    All opinions and information welcome...

    Cheers

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    How about a cheap but good amp rail (not this one. But mine came with SATA cables so maybe they are available - also, you probably need 24 pin not 20)500 watt modular - it's what I use Or if high amp 5v is important: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...596&CatId=1079
    If I had that much to spend on a case - most of these are my dream case
    Silverstone manufactures some nice cases too.

    *edit - I just noticed you're looking at full tower


    http://www.lian-li.com/main.htm

    If you scroll down the power supply link you will find more of this: The Truth About Power Supplies

    Not Just Any Power Supply Will Do
    Most people tend to overlook the importance of their power supplies, but those days are quickly coming to an end. Thatís because your power supply is far more than just an unassuming gray or black box that you plug into an outlet before you crank up your computer. Now that gaming machines, extreme PCs and fast, powerful workstations crave increasing amounts of reliable power, you can no longer afford to overlook the role that your power supply has in keeping your PC happy, healthy and running to its full potential. While folks will talk forever about gigabytes of storage, megahertz of speed, how well their video adapters perform, how their 64-bit AMD processors can run graphical circles around an Intel CPU, they spend precious little time considering the power supply. Yet, when you build a system for the lowest possible price, guess what component the manufacturer is most likely to cut corners on? You guessed it, the power supply. As a result, you might just get caught with your pants down when you buy a PC system. If you are paying attention to the power supply, there is a decent chance you are concerned mostly with how many watts of power it is rated to generate, even though at press time there is little chance you will be able to verify those power ratings. Unfortunately, many do not take the time to consider whether the power the supply produces is clean and stable, whether it is noisy, or if it is prone to system-jeopardizing spikes and surges.
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    I have an Abit AV8 comparable to your board and I am using an Antec 430W with no problems.The good PSU's are Antec,Enermax,Thermaltake among others.Look for longer than 1 year warranty if possible.ClickForArticle
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    You did miss one item that is a must. A flame proof desk to set it on.

    Wish I could play with that thing a couple hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zipp51
    The good PSU's are Antec,Enermax,Thermaltake among others.Look for longer than 1 year warranty if possible.ClickForArticle
    My Ultra 500 watt SATA ready modular power supply has a lifetime warranty

    Ultra Lifetime Warranty
    To ensure your complete satisfaction, all Ultra Products Power Supplies and Cases now carry a three year warranty that they will be free from defects in materials or workmanship. In addition, that warranty is upgradable to a LIFETIME warranty by simply registering online. At Ultra, customer service is our most important mission. Thatís why every Ultra product must meet the highest industry standards for quality and reliability. And our warranty program is second to none.
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    Thanks heaps LK and Zip - really appreciate your help.

    LK

    Those Lian Li cases are damn sexy.
    Never seen them before - they are very sleek.
    Exactly what I'm after.
    I find the Thermaltake cases look like they were left at a skate park overnight.

    Zip
    Thanks for the tip, however I might go for the 480 or 500 psu.
    LK's article on "The truth about power supplies" - put the fear of God into me

    Thanks again guys - appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3n


    I find the Thermaltake cases look like they were left at a skate park overnight.
    Lol - I know the feeling. I feel as if I'm an adult driving around in some kid's mini truck with my case - but hey, it was only 30 some dollars and it's got cool ducting right above the CPU fan to draw air from outside the case



    Damn! I love this case





    Erm....did someone say skatepark? This is for the "adult" skatepark

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    Once again our taste is the same. that was the one I was looking at.
    It's the subtle detailed finishes on that case that make it look so good.

    Check some of these out for O.T.T.

    ( Link )

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3n
    Once again our taste is the same. that was the one I was looking at.
    It's the subtle detailed finishes on that case that make it look so good.

    Check some of these out for O.T.T.

    ( Link )
    lol, you're staring to worry me know. Just who is the real Captain Kirk? BTW, your link: Connection Failure Error

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    damn they sure have a selection. TBH, the only reason I bought my case is because both case and powersupply where on sale at around 60 for both (the direct air draw from outside was an attractive feature). That's less $ than either one of those alone (with rebate). It's relatively nice but it's got nothing close to Lian-li. This is the "leatherman tool" of cases in fit, finish, and function (arguably the best multi-tool on the market)



    Why did I repost the image? I don't know, just staring at it feels good.
    Last edited by lynchknot; June 12th, 2005 at 23:07 PM.

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    O.k I've ordered it today - it's coming....woohoo...

    This is what I've ordered.

    Check out the dual PCI express Mother board -

    Asus A8N-SLI DELUXE nFORCE4 SLI/ 2xPCI-EX 16/ SATA/ 200MT FSB/ DDR400/ 2xGLAN
    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/12...SLI__2xPCI.asp

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939, Venice, HT2000 MT/s, 512KB L2 Cache
    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/13...39__Venice.asp

    GeiL 1GB High Performance DDR400 5ns Heat Spreader

    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/85...DDR400_5ns.asp

    Antec TX1050B File Server Case -BLACK, 500W PSU, 10 drive bays
    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/33...ase__BLACK.asp


    Seagate ST3200822AS SATA 200G 8M Barracuda 7200.7RPM NCQ

    LITE-ON SHOW-1673S 16x8x4x/ 16x6x DVD-DUAL, Double Layer, Black

    Zalman CNPS7700-Cu CPU Cooler, Ball bearing Intel Socket 478/775, AMD Socket
    462/754/939/940

    Zalman ZL-FB123, Fan and bracket, 92mm fan

    CoolerMaster 80mm UV FAN BLUE Ė ( x3 )



    As much as I loved those cases LK - I got something cheaper, yet reliable and spent the extra $$ on that Mean loooking Motherboard.

    Thank you again for your help.

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    Cool system dood....what video card?

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    Currently a GeForce FX 5600 Ultra - Just going to drop that in it for now.

    Thats the next upgrade, Im looking at getting a 6800GT

    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.~ Groucho

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3n
    Currently a GeForce FX 5600 Ultra - Just going to drop that in it for now.

    Thats the next upgrade, Im looking at getting a 6800GT
    iis your card agp or pci-e?

    your new board has no agp slots
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