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#1 11 years ago

I was wondering if anybody sees any major problems with this ibuypower project: Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Orange 500 Watt -- NZXT PF-500 Power Supply Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6550 (2x 2.33GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) Asus P5KPL-VM Intel G31 Chipset w/6-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA 3Gb/s, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB 2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand ATI Radeon HD 3870 512MB PCI-Express x16 500 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]




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#2 11 years ago

It's a pretty good setup. I see no problems. Plenty of RAM and HDD space for the time being. The GC is pretty good, but I don't think it will run DX10.




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#3 11 years ago
GateCrusher420;4049214It's a pretty good setup. I see no problems. Plenty of RAM and HDD space for the time being. The GC is pretty good, but I don't think it will run DX10.

Iirc the 38** series is DX10.1 ;)




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#4 11 years ago
Rivver;4049206I was wondering if anybody sees any major problems with this ibuypower project: Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Orange 500 Watt -- NZXT PF-500 Power Supply Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6550 (2x 2.33GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) Asus P5KPL-VM Intel G31 Chipset w/6-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA 3Gb/s, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB 2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand ATI Radeon HD 3870 512MB PCI-Express x16 500 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]

I'd hit up the PSU to like 650W or so.




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#5 11 years ago
foodmaniac2003;4049310Iirc the 38** series is DX10.1 ;)

...and you do recall correctly. ;) The only problem I see is that you are looking at a case that includes a power supply and also ordering a stand-alone power supply. I would say the 420W PSU that is included would cut it, but according to ATI, a system including the HD 3800 series requires a minimum of 450W. You might save yourself some money by choosing a case that doesn't include a PSU.




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#6 11 years ago

Is this one you own or are planning to purchase? From everything I've read ibuypower is not a very good place to buy from. If you want to go cheap with less risk go CyberPower.