what psu and cooling to get?

  cbradley857 14:08 11 Nov 07
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i am going to upgrade my computer to have the following components:

-ASUS M2N-E SLI - motherboard - ATX - nForce 500 SLI

-Sapphire RADEON X1550

-AMD Athlon 64 4000+ / 2.6 GHz processor

-Kingston ValueRAM DRAM 2 GB (pc2-6400)

what sort of psu and cooling would i need? im on a short budget so preferably something cheap

  Diemmess 17:01 11 Nov 07

I bought a 470 watt Thermaltake 4 months ago click here
It is fine with ample power reserve and most of all very quiet compared with a 'budget' PSU

  cbradley857 17:27 11 Nov 07

yeah that seems good, but what about cooling...

  citadel 19:17 11 Nov 07

retail box cpu comes with cooler. a fan in the front of the case to draw air in and one at the rear to expel hot air. it should not get very hot in the case as you are not installing any powerful stuff.

  keef66 10:43 14 Nov 07

why the SLI mobo if you're only running a single, low end graphics card? I'm sure you could find a similar mobo without the SLI and save a bit of money.

  cbradley857 21:28 15 Nov 07

ill likely be upgrading the card in the future and will be running SLI

thanks for the replies :D

  donki 21:49 15 Nov 07

Why not go for a single more powerful GFX card? This wold improve performance and reduce power consumption and heat?

  keef66 12:44 16 Nov 07

alternatively get a mobo with onboard graphics for now, then do as donki suggests and get something like a 8800gt when you can afford it

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