Do I need more power?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Digerati, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. Digerati

    Digerati Guest

    I'm putting together a new system and wondering if I will end up needing a bigger power supply to give everything enough juice.

    I don't plan on doing any overclocking (except for maybe my vidcard).

    I'm going to be running:

    AthlonXP 2000+ T-bred
    Vantec Aeroflow heatsink/TMD fan combo
    Epox 8RDA+ or Soltek SL-75FRN-L nforce2 board (not sure whcih I should get yet, Epox is $24 more).
    2x256 PC2700 DDR ram (generic, cas 3 I think, still shopping around, don't want to spend alot)
    Abit Solureo GF4 Ti4200 128mb 8Xagp
    Seagate Barracuda IV ata100 HD
    Liteon 24x10x40x Cdrw
    Sony 56x CDrom
    Toshiba 6x DVDrom
    Soundblaster Live 5.1 pci

    Anyhow, not a speed demon, but an upgrade to my current Duron 950 setup.

    So will my Antec 300w PS that came with my case do the job? or should I up it to 350w or 450w?

    I don't plan on adding anything else to the system, and like I said, not planning on OCing except for alittle with my vidcard.

    Any suggestions?

  2. DoNuTjC

    DoNuTjC OSNN Addict

    get 450w
  3. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    Get rid of your Sony 52x CD-ROM. You don't need it. You have a plenty fast burner and your DVD should be able to handle the rest.

    And by the looks of it you'd have to plug it with your HDD which will bring your HDD to ATA33. Which means SLOW access times on your harddrive.

    Put your burner and DVD on your secondary IDE cable.

    Your 300Watt will be sufficient. Its not running anything exceptionally power intensive.

    And its by Antec so it should run close to 300 Watts like its rated