PSU Wattage?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DFX, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ive got a ASUS A7S333 motherboard and AMD 2200+ which came today, however... I need a case because the processor wouldn't get enough "breathing" space on my current case because its aligned with the power supply.

    I assume I need a Midi tower, but what Wattage? 300W? 400W?

    Please help me, thanks.
     
  2. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    higher the better

    but stick to brand names as cheaper models could cause prblems
     
  3. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Wow. Thanks for the quick reply.

    Im after a fairly cheap one, £40 being maximum I want to spend. Has to be fairly solid aswell. Which case would you recommend?
     
  4. Glaanieboy

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    [offtopic]DFX, could you please remove the pic in your sig? It seems that it is hosted by MSN Communities and when my IE tries to load the pic, MSN Communities asks for a password and username.
    I doubt that I am the only one that has this problem, so please be so kind to remove it or to host it somewhere else. I have some free space on the webserver of my ISP, so if you need space, just PM me for info.
    Thanks in forward.[/offtopic]

    BTW, I've got a list right here with the estimated Watt usage of each component of the computer. I've got this list from another member of this forum, so if the one who wrote this list, doesn't like this, please let me know.

    AGP video card - 30-40W
    PCI video card - 30W
    AMD Athlon 900MHz-1.1GHz - 50W
    AMD Athlon 1.2MHz-1.4GHz - 55-65W
    AMD Duron 1.0MHz-1.3GHz - 50W
    AMD Athlon 1.47MHz-1.73GHz - 75W
    Intel Pentium III 800MHz-1.26GHz - 40W
    Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz-1.7GHz - 65W
    Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz-2.0GHz - 75W
    Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz-2.4GHz - 90W
    Intel Celeron 1.0GHz-1.1GHz - 35W Intel Celeron 1.2GHz-1.4GHz - 50
    ATX Motherboard - 35W-45W
    128MB RAM - 10W
    256MB RAM - 20W
    24X or higher IDE CD-RW Drive -
    32X or higher IDE CD-ROM Drive - 25W10x or higher IDE DVD-ROM Drive - 20W
    SCSI CD-RW Drive - 17W
    SCSI CD-ROM Drive - 12W
    5,400RPM IDE Hard Drive - 10W
    7,200RPM IDE Hard Drive - 13W
    7,200RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 24W
    10,000RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 30W
    15,000RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 45W
    Floppy Drive - 5W
    Network Card - 4W
    Modem - 5W
    Sound Card - 5W
    SCSI Controller Card - 20W
    Firewire/USB Controller Card - 10W
    Case Fan - 3W
    CPU Fan - 3W
     
  5. xsivforce

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    Minimum 350. I would suggest 400 or higher.
     
  6. rettahc

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    Is that why a .net passport thing poped up on my screen?
     
  7. Glaanieboy

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    Yep.
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Oh that's where that popup is coming from! Starting to get annoying. P L E A S E get it off. :)
     
  9. Glaanieboy

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    About the MSN popup, I PM'ed DFX about this thing, so don't flood his PM-box with complaints, I don't think he'll like it...

    And I think we all have to excuse to DFX about flooding 'his' thread with these things. Flowers are already sent :D
     
  10. Taurus

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    lol... so that's what that was.

    dfx... might wanna go with antec or enermax... they're the 2 top brands and have years of experience. easy to find, too. minimum 350watts, which will leave you headroom for future components.

    i'm sure there are other good brands, but those are 2 well-known good brands.
     
  11. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Oooops sorry bout that!!

    Thanks for your replies aswell :)