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Zippoh December 2, 2008 02:21 PM

Quick question
 
CPU:E8400
Mobo:Gigabyte EP45 DS3L
GPU:HIS 4870
RAM:G.SKILL 2X2GB PC2-8000
CASE: Antec Three Hundred
PSU: Antec Trupower Trio 550W
HS: Xigmateck Direct Touch 3 Heatpipe heatsink w/ Xigmatek Crossbow w/ MX-2 paste
Fans: Coolermaster Blue LED 120mm Fans X2
OD:LG Black optical drive
HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB

would a Corsair 550W be enough for this?

Zippoh December 2, 2008 02:22 PM

and should i go for home premium or home basic? any large difference?

enaberif December 2, 2008 02:23 PM

550 will be fine.
if you are going vista go HP.

Zippoh December 2, 2008 02:35 PM

are there any performance deference between the Home premium and home basic? reason i ask is it's only special order and i dont wanna wait 1-2 weeks extra.

Patriote December 2, 2008 02:42 PM

I say a 550W is a bit tight especially if you plan on hooking more stuff to the computer. (Water cooling, fans etc...) Oh and if you are planing on overclocking.

enaberif December 2, 2008 02:44 PM

home basic doesn't have all the proper features and is a crippled OS compared to Premium.

even overclocking the 550 would be plenty, nothing in that system is power demanding.

Zippoh December 2, 2008 03:41 PM

alright guys. i made a mistake in my first post. I chose the P5Q pro and the PSU is Corsair TX550W, everything is still fine right? already ordered the parts.

Dashock December 2, 2008 06:06 PM

The Psu is fine and great board i got the P5Q-E same as yers just addition of bios chip and extra ethernet controller. You'll be fine.

geokilla December 2, 2008 07:47 PM

Looks good. Change the PSU to a Corsair 620HX, and the hard drive to a 620GB platter one, preferably the Western Digital Black Series if you want more speed.

enaberif December 2, 2008 08:03 PM

The 550 is enough and the speed difference in hdds will be neglible.


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