FIrst Post...Opinions on recent buy...

gixer311

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* RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Retail.......$89.99

* GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail......$199.99

* EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail.......$209.99

* Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail$.....279.99

* OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail....$99.99

* Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM....$41.99

* Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-216DBK - OEM....$23.99

* Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM.....$8.99

* XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail....$39.99

Grand total = $1013 with shipping

 
Ok - can you check the rating on that Raidmax PSU? Does it really have only 22A on the +12V?

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For example - EVGA recommends a 500W PSU with 36A or +12V
from: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=896-P3-1260-TR&family=GeForce%20200%20Series%20Family
 

gixer311

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Thanks for the lookover. I just bought this PSU instead of what came with the case.

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail...$109.00
 

Hmm...now all happy :bounce: :D
 

gixer311

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That would be great, although I went with the non-SLI board to save $10. Didn't plan on getting a second card, but now that I am heading down a different track than what I planned, I should have...oh well.