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Old August 4, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Okay, so my friend has asked me to build him a computer. I still need some parts and though who better to ask than the HWC :) So anyways, he will be using it for homework; spreadsheats, word, exel etc. No "real video editing/photo editing, just windows movie maker garbage - no offense. Along with that he wants to game, mostly WoW, he uses the 360 for most games.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e7400
Mobo: Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
CPU HS: OCZ Vedetta II
RAM: OCZ Gold XTC PC2-6400 800MHz 4GB
PSU: To be determind
HDD: from old build
DVD Drive: from old build
GPU: HD4850 (brand to be determind)

Im only looking for a PSU now.

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Old August 4, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Well if you aren't OC'ing, you should be fine with a stock heat sink, as for a PSU, i'd say the highest you should go is a 750W, probably could get away just fine with a 650W
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Old August 4, 2009, 02:50 PM
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If you're not overclocking.. 400-500w is still a lot. get a decent quality modular one.
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Old August 4, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Well, I am looking for 3.0 - 3.2 one a vendetta II
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Old August 5, 2009, 11:18 AM
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GTS250 is the equivalent.
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Old August 5, 2009, 12:16 PM
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Yeah, 500W would be plenty. That's what is running my 4850.
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Old August 5, 2009, 12:52 PM
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Would anyone got GTS250 over 4850?
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Yup you can easily get away with 500W for that. Corsair HX520 or VX550 are a good choice imo.

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Would anyone got GTS250 over 4850?
I would as I prefer Nvidia drivers.
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GTS 250 is the equivalent card and a good 500W from great brand will be just fine get a good 650 from corsair or thing like that If wanted to be used for many years in next build! You can go with the new CM Hyper 212 if you want a cheapper and good HSF can be pricematched for like 25$.

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