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this is very off topic, but how come LGA775 processors don't have pins on them, and its all on the board? would the pressure damage them or something? i noticed it during the build, and as its nothing i've ever seen before i thought it was weird.

This was a change Intel made when they moved to the LGA775 sockets. I forget the reason for the change though...

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This was a change Intel made when they moved to the LGA775 sockets. I forget the reason for the change though...

Better conductivity, higher quality signal integrity and less EMI interference.

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ok, i recently built my friends computer, E6600, 2GB DDR2 ram, 300GB hard drive, creative soundcard for a studio and everything.

when i built it, i installed speedfan to make sure the system was alright, and it was far from it. all the voltage rails were very low, and today he told me that it had just shut off on him. i do believe the PSU is a full size ATX, however its possible that its a mATX size. i'm not sure of the Wattage on what he has now, but i do know he's gonna need a new one soon, real soon.

any suggestions that people have on what brand, wattage etc will be much appreciated. as for price, just try to keep it under $100, i don't want to run him out of house and home for this rig, although i do know he has a fair amount to use.

500W is a lot for these simple needs. Wattage requirements have gone down lately, not up. Assuming you don't have an 8800GTX in there somewhere, a simple 350W PS should be plenty, and pick a reputable vendor and brand at a reasonable price (I'd think under $50) and you should be fine. Modular isn't all it's cracked up to be - you'll go into the case once to put it together than never touch it again - why pay extra for that?

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there are some high quality modular psu's out there now. it helps cable management and airflow alot. and alot of people are in there computer more than once... your not always paying extra for it either.

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500W is a lot for these simple needs. Wattage requirements have gone down lately, not up. Assuming you don't have an 8800GTX in there somewhere, a simple 350W PS should be plenty, and pick a reputable vendor and brand at a reasonable price (I'd think under $50) and you should be fine. Modular isn't all it's cracked up to be - you'll go into the case once to put it together than never touch it again - why pay extra for that?

actually, it has 350W in it now, and all the voltage rails are dangerously low.

i believe that he's going to aim for the Seasonic, however since he's out of town until tomorrow night, i dunno if he ordered it yet. i showed it to him and told him that its better than what he has..he didn't like the price tag (at 120 i wouldn't either) however he's not a computer buff, so he doesn't understand the importance of a quality PSU.

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Modular isn't all it's cracked up to be - you'll go into the case once to put it together than never touch it again - why pay extra for that?

- Better air flow

- Easier routing

- Only install what you need

- Not having to hide unused cables (read: shove them into places they weren't designed to be shoved...or into places that weren't designed for cables to be shoved into)

- Ability to add more later as need be

- Ability to replace a bad cable (not common, but it happens)

That's just to name a few reasons... :)

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actually, it has 350W in it now, and all the voltage rails are dangerously low.

Don't confuse low voltage rails with overpowering the PSU. It could just be a bad PSU (which is my guess).

In all honesty, most computers have FAR overspecified power supplies nowadays. Don't believe me? - see for yourself.

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actually, it has 350W in it now, and all the voltage rails are dangerously low.

Don't confuse low voltage rails with overpowering the PSU. It could just be a bad PSU (which is my guess).

In all honesty, most computers have FAR overspecified power supplies nowadays. Don't believe me? - see for yourself.

Agreed! (Finally, some people familiar with power supplies! So many here just keep repeating 'it's so important to have a 500W PS')

Case in point, the ATI1950 system, heavily loaded, overclocked, overvolted, with a P4 CPU that has *tremendous* heat and power requirements compared to today's Core 2 Duo, STILL uses under 300W of power....in fact, it barely uses *250* watts of power.

I reiterate my original suggestion - get a simple (under $50) power supply from some reasonable brand, and he'll be fine. Microcenter routinely has them for $30-ish, and they work great.

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thats 60$, and its not a bad psu at all. have you ever used it? i know multiple people with it and its perfect. check out all the reviews on it, they love it too. and antec is not a bad psu manufacturer.

Well your friend is obviously one of the 56% who don't have problems with it.

Luck of the draw.

Do you go to a casino because there is a 40% chance that you will win some money? Because your friend always wins, therefore you will win too. Right?

The correct answer is:

WRONG.

Think for yourself and make decisions for yourself. Not because your "friend" said so.

On a side note: What is a great PSU? I'm putting toghether a PC soon. 500W and dependable is what I'm looking for. Quiet too if that's possible.

Can PSUs accept watercooling for even more quiet performance?

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okay dude, what is your problem with me? many ppls psu's work and some dont, so dont insult me on that topic

as for your question, yes its possible and some people have, but just think about the dangers.

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thats 60$, and its not a bad psu at all. have you ever used it? i know multiple people with it and its perfect. check out all the reviews on it, they love it too. and antec is not a bad psu manufacturer.

Well your friend is obviously one of the 56% who don't have problems with it.

Luck of the draw.

C'mon - you don't really believe 44% of the buyers had a problem with it, do you? If so, NewEgg wouldn't carry them, and/or Antec would go out of business.

You do understand that those polls are essentially meaningless as anything but advertising and user venting, right? Think "self-selected sample". :)

I'll leave it up to the reader to ask himself how Dell gets away with 350-400W PS in so many of their boxes. :)

(Example: 9200 @ 375W. FYI, Dell has certified the 8800GTX in that 9200... with 375W PS.)

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(Example: 9200 @ 375W. FYI, Dell has certified the 8800GTX in that 9200... with 375W PS.)

Well. I guess its back to the good old 400W PSU then. Good thing I don't need to spend money on the "higher end" models for absolutely no reason.

Thanks. :thumbup

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Wattage isn't everything. You can get a 500W power supply that's poorly balanced and won't hold a system together, yet a 350W well balanced power supply will. What's even more crucial is the quality of the power supply. That's something that a lot of people don't get. Oh and the reason NewEgg still carries power supplies which have over 40% bad reviews is simply because people keep buying them because they're cheap.

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Wattage isn't everything. You can get a 500W power supply that's poorly balanced and won't hold a system together, yet a 350W well balanced power supply will. What's even more crucial is the quality of the power supply. That's something that a lot of people don't get. Oh and the reason NewEgg still carries power supplies which have over 40% bad reviews is simply because people keep buying them because they're cheap.

Know any good fanless or liquid cooled PSUs?

I'm a noise whore.

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