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Old October 5, 2008, 09:20 PM
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Gigabyte EP45-DS3R
E6600 @ stock with stock cooler
Patriot Extreme PC6400 2x1GB
Evga 7900GT
WD 250GB SATA
SATA DVD Burner
4 x 80mm case fans.

I'm guessing a descent 500w power supply should be enough for it. Just need to double check though.

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Old October 5, 2008, 09:39 PM
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500W is LOTS for that setup.
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Old October 5, 2008, 09:49 PM
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Corsair VX450 will do that without sweat. :)
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Old October 5, 2008, 10:12 PM
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Yup, a VX450 would be more than up to handling that rig. Hell, it's handling the second rig in my signature right now, and the fan barely begins to ramp up. Excellent, excellent, little PSU, and usually available for a pretty reasonable price.

But for the record, if you think you might wind up getting a higher-powered graphics card in the future, the VX450 only comes with a single PCI-E power plug, whereas many cards need two. The VX550 comes with a second plug, which might make it a little more future-proof. Depends on your plans, of course.
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Old October 6, 2008, 04:35 AM
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The key word in all of this is "quality". :)
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Old October 6, 2008, 05:19 AM
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Thanks guys, the VX450 is @ $59.95 w/ $15 M.I.B and the VX550 is $69.95 w/$20 M.I.B

Just $10 more, hek i'll ask the person if he can dig it, should be good for him, as MpG said future proof.
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Old October 6, 2008, 07:51 AM
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I have used that VX550 and it is a great power supply. You can tell a good quality power supply by the weight. Corsair power supplies are heavy suckers.
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