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Old March 18, 2008, 09:05 PM
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Default PS for Antec P182 + Intel E8500 + X3870 X2

I am looking for a good, clean (low ripple) and reliable power supply for the following:

1) Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Dual Core Processor 3.16GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB
2) GIGABYTE GA-EX38-DQ6 Core 2 Extreme/ Intel X38/ FSB 1600/ DDR2-1200/ A&2GbE/ ATX/ DES Motherboard
3) G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory
4) Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 Video Card
5) Antec P182 ATX Black Mid Tower Case
7) ~250 GB SATA2 7200RPM HDD
8) ~750 GB SATA2 7200RPM HDD

Later I would like to be able to add a second X3870 X2, an additional 4 GB RAM and upgrade to a quad core processor.

I have seen comments that some power supplies do not have cable long enough for the Antec P182 case, so this would be a major consideration. I don't want to stretch the cables to reach. I prefer to be able to route neatly. I am stuck as any decent power supply seems to have cable too short, or power supplies with long enough cables are barely adequate. I don't mind spending more to get a better power supply, but I think a reasonable limit is CAD$150.

SKYMTL, if you're about, your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

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