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Budget around £500

What I need:

3 DVI outputs, only 1 will ever have 3D output
Vista compatible if possible (DX 10?)

2GB RAM
MoBo
GFX Card w/ 2 DVI outputs
PSU??? See below
CPU

What I have:

PCI FX5200 GFX card (1 DVI, 1 VGA)
SB Audigy 2 sound card (PCI)
160GB SATA (SATA 1 I think) HDD
160GB IDE HDD
DVDRW Drive
Case and fans
PSU - Enermax noisetaker 600W

My Questions:

Will my PSU be compatible with current motherboards?

Thanks chaps :)
 
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Your PSU *SHOULD* be fine, as long as it has decent rails.

I would recommend basically my setup:

E4300 110
ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard 80
Geil 2GB of RAM 140
8800 GTS 320MB (not released to the 12th) 180 - 200
 
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Dark_Angel said:
Your PSU *SHOULD* be fine, as long as it has decent rails.
I was thinking more in terms of the connectors on it. I have no idea if the new mothorboards need a new type of connector.

Which Geil RAM are you referring to? I have 2GB of Geil Value but it's DDR1 and not compatible I don't think.
 
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What revision is your PSU i.e. ATX 1.3 or ATX 2.0? If it is ATX 2.0 or better then you need do nothing, otherwise you will need a 20-24pin adapter for the motherboard and a 4-6pin PCI-E adapter for the graphics card.

Dark_Angel has given you a good basis there, you will need DDR2 Ram, going by the price it is PC6400 Ram, it could be either C4 or C5 but the PC6400C4 is on This Week Only and is better so I'd go for that. :)
 
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Do you think it's worth waiting until the start of summer to buy?

I am unsure of my PSU revision, is there any way of checking? I built the current PC about a year ago.

Thanks for the help.
 
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If you still have the box the PSU came in then that will tell you, the label on the PSU should tell you it's ATX compatability or failing the above look to see if the motherboard connector has 24pins or is 20+4pins that snap off and that you have a PCI-E plug which is a black block 2x3pins normally. :)

//edit I don't know if it is worth waiting for you, does your current system do all you need it to? If so then I might just leave it for the present.
 
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It's an AMD63 2500+/6800GT PC with stability issues and only 2 DVI ports. I suppose I could wait though :)

Thanks for the help :)
 
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