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I was going to get a DS3 but the part has been delayed until the 17th Feb (purchased when I didn't know about OcUK - will be using you in future). I decided to maybe get a DS4 instead, but I have a few questions:

1) It seems quite cheap considering it has 'silent pipe' technology. Do the pipes actually keep the CPU cool enough without a fan?

2) Can my 300W PSU support this motherboard?

3) Should I consider the P5N-E? (bareing in mind that I am getting a X1950 Pro)


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PeterH said:
I was going to get a DS3 but the part has been delayed until the 17th Feb (purchased when I didn't know about OcUK - will be using you in future). I decided to maybe get a DS4 instead, but I have a few questions:

1) It seems quite cheap considering it has 'silent pipe' technology. Do the pipes actually keep the CPU cool enough without a fan?

2) Can my 300W PSU support this motherboard?

3) Should I consider the P5N-E? (bareing in mind that I am getting a X1950 Pro)


Thanks.

The heatpipes cool the chipset, not the CPU
 
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markyp23 said:
Your PSU can power the motherboard, depending on what other components you will be using.

Probably a bit thin if you're planning on any sort of mid-high end graphics card.

X1950 Pro
2GB RAM
Duo Core E6400

Should be OK right?
 
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markyp23 said:
No, too weak it doesn't go bang. It may crash when under strain (in games), reach lower overclocks, just generally crash with BSODs.

Really cheap PSUs can go bang, completely out of the blue. This can take whatever components it wants to with it.

Well I'm not to big on overclocking, I don't do any gaming worth speaking of, and the PSU is a good quality one. So I think I should be ok, but I'll upgrade it before I upgrade any of the other components.
 
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PeterH said:
Well I'm not to big on overclocking, I don't do any gaming worth speaking of, and the PSU is a good quality one. So I think I should be ok, but I'll upgrade it before I upgrade any of the other components.
get a corsair 520w or 620w, you wont regret it. :)
 
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