PSU recommendation

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by the_music_man, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    OK so i was searching thro the forums and i finally foudn that post with the list of how much Watts each pc part takes...and i calculated it according to the pc im geting in the future and i found out all i need is 287W which i already have...and it doesn't make sense b/c i thought i would need more...heres my future specs

    2400+ athlon xp
    ecs k7s6a (Cheapo)
    gfx 5600
    512 RAM
    20GB HD
    40GB HD
    floppy
    48X CDRW
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    300w power supply should be good. Though in order to have room for further expansion use something thats 350+ watts. A good power supply is always a good investment.

    JJB
     
  3. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    350 watts or higher. As far as I am concerned, Antec makes some of the best.
     
  4. Bronx Bomber

    Bronx Bomber Guest

    in my opinion, get a nice and powerful one, with a big(but quite) fan. If you leave your computer on a lot, i would get a higher wattage one. for example i leave my computer on for days at a time when im downloading something big, so i got a 420Watt psu. but maybe thats a little bit of overkill.
     
  5. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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  6. Eck

    Eck .user

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    400 watts for $20?! There must be a catch. And there is:

    +3.3V -> 20A Orange
    +5.0V -> 40A Red
    +12V -> 12A Yellow
    +5VSB -> 2A Purple
    -5V -> 0.5A White
    -12V -> 0.8A Blue


    Only 12A on the +12V rail.

    Read this power supply guide.

    My Antec True430 has an overall output of 430 watts, and has 20A on the +12V rail. I wouldn't go any less than 15A on it.
     
  7. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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  8. Eck

    Eck .user

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    Yes, yes it would. 25A, yeesh.
     
  9. Haha Eck, I have a Qtec dual fan 550W PSU, cost me £20 :D
    Plus its gold, and with my window on my case, looks very nice - I think ;)