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    possible high end computer combo?

    i want to run a pretty high end computer. i want wifi, emulators, videos, dual monitors, and it all to be able to support some pretty heavy flash stuff. i think im gonna go AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket AM2 processor and this motherboard. this look good? anybody see a reason this wouldnt do it? it might not be really high end output, but it should do the job, right?

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    High end computer for carPC isn't go together verywell.
    Whatever you pick, just make sure you have a way to power it.
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    how do you plan on powering this?

    and gawd I hope it's not an inverter....because high end != inverter....
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    i was planning on opus 250... im pretty sure the AM2 processors dont take that much power. think it should work.

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    have you added it all up on all rails?

    I'd seriously consider that first before you go any further.
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    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=917&pageID=2248

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.bjorn3d.com
    Lower Power Consumption

    All the regular X2 processors now have a new, lower maximum power specification of 89 watts (down from 110) for socket AM2. Athlon 64 processors also have a lower max power rating of 62 watts (down from 89). Semprons also have the 62 watt maximum specification. Better still, AMD is offering a line of Energy Efficient processors available on Socket AM2 for the desktop that have maximum wattage specifications of 65 watts and even 35 watts for a small premium over the regular model numbers.

    Energy efficient processors deliver the same performance (frequency, cache, etc.) with lower heat and power. Keep in mind that AMD’s specified true maximum power represents consumption under full load at the most extreme conditions and is not comparable to competitors claimed "typical" power consumption numbers which do not represent the most extreme conditions possible.

    Energy Efficient models available at 65 Watts max power:

    * AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors: 4800+, 4600+, 4400+, 4200+, 4000+, and 3800+

    Energy Efficient models available at 35 Watts max power:

    * AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor: 3800+
    * AMD Athlon 64 processor: 3500+
    * AMD Sempron processors: 3400+, 3200+, and 3000+
    --I also heard 45 watts elsewhere, but its really no big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tundra2000 View Post
    i want to run a pretty high end computer. i want wifi, emulators, videos, dual monitors, and it all to be able to support some pretty heavy flash stuff. i think im gonna go AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket AM2 processor and this motherboard. this look good? anybody see a reason this wouldnt do it? it might not be really high end output, but it should do the job, right?
    You can successfully achieve running various applications and hardware without running a "Desktop Power Hog Solution". Without spending more money you are better off investing in an Intel Pentium-M and Celeron-M LV (Low Voltage) / ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) Mini-ITX solution.
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    i already have an AM2 processor so im gonna work fromt there. sorry. and im feeling a little bias maybe...?

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    is there any reason you couldn't use diodes to protect power supplies from eachother and run two in parallel?

    i mean... some people run mulitple kilowatts to amps, so i don't know why powering a high end pc should be such an issue.
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