slim
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2004-04-03T17:43:56Z
Building a new PC, what do you think of this setup?

Case : Linkworld - Linkworld w/400W PS

MB : NF7-S V2

CPU : Athlon XP 3000+"Barton"

Monitor : Samsung 17" Dynatron

Video Card : Sapphire Radeon 9800pro

HDD : WD Raptor 36.7GB SATA 10,000RPM

RAM : Mushkin 512MB PC3200 (x2)

DVD/CD : NEC 8xDVD-R/+R, 32x CDR, 12xDVD, 40xCD

HS/Fan : Dynatron BH-610

Already have a printer, keyboard, mouse.
Telexen
2004-04-03T17:51:47Z
Do you have any technical specifications on the Linkworld PSU included in the case? I wonder if it's quality enough to power that CPU, video card, and all those opitcal drives.
sparK
2004-04-03T17:52:10Z
get an A64 2800+ and see how far you can overclock it.

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2004-04-03T18:19:24Z
I wouldn't bother with a 3000+ Barton. They cost too much for the performance offered.

Stretching to a 2.8/30. GHz P4 or a 64 3000 would be a much better option esp since you're spending so much on a high power graphics card and that ultra fast HD!
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2004-04-03T18:26:08Z
I have no idea what to look for in a power supply, but the label says:

It's a Powerlink LPK2-30

+3.3V : 28A
+5V : 35A
-5V : .5A
+12V : 15A
-12V : .8A
+5V SB : 2A

400W total power on +3.3V & +5V is 180W Max.

Is that what you were asking for? Again, I have no clue about power supplies.

Also, I realized you said 'optical drives'. I listed the various speeds, but it's a combo drive, just one.
pcs2000
2004-04-03T18:58:35Z
It should work but I would not use the supply on a Intel CPU, 12v rail is too lite with that video card. I like to see 17 or 18 amps min on it
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2004-04-04T04:28:08Z
How about this power supply:

lNewEgg.com?

+3.3V - 28A
+5V - 30A
-5V - 0.3A
+12V - 25A
-12V -0.8A

Are these numbers accurate, do you think? They are higher than what I've seen on the Antek supplies, which everyone seems in agreement on may be the best PS's available. If these are right, what makes the Antek supplies better? Sorry if I'm asking stupid questions, but I'm trying to understand what the heck to look for exactly when buying a power supply...
pcs2000
2004-04-04T08:26:14Z
Numbers are not to bad but I would like to see more 5V. The ratings that really count are the combined output ratings and Antec True power series excells here. THe ratings you list are when each rail is tested seperately. WHen you load all of them they can change completely on a lessor power supply
slim
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2004-04-04T15:45:30Z
Thanks alot, I think I understand what you're saying.
Ne0rC
2004-04-04T16:48:01Z
What you DON'T want to skimp on is the PSU, scimp on anything else but the Motherboard and PSU.
pcs2000
2004-04-04T18:06:52Z
Yeah but no need to go overkill either as bigger than your really need here is not always better.
Ne0rC
2004-04-04T19:16:08Z
It better over the long run if you do go bigger though.
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2004-04-16T01:04:31Z
Tried the stock power supply, had alot of problems as predicted. Bought an Antec TruePower 430W, definitely an improvement. Thanks for the help.