which ps?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dubstar, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

    Southern California
    300, 350, 400, 450??? i have no clue, what should a gamer use? what should a student use? i searched the archieves and didnt find anything, and i looked on the net, but found a help site, but it wasnt very clear.. can anybody clear the air.. maybe even go as far to make a graph?? :)
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    All depends on your hardware. You should have atleast a 300 if you are just running 1 HD and maybe a CD and CDRW and no casefans/lights. If you have plans for anything more than this then I would recommend that you just spring for the 450.
  3. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

    Southern California
    i was thinking 1 hdd, 3- 80mm case fans, volcano 9, and swapping the led's to either blue or a olive-ish green.:)
  4. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    well i can get away with a 250w psu running

    athlon xp 1500+ (1333mhz)
    256mb sdram
    radeon ve 32mb
    2 hard drives 7200rpm /5400rpm
    a 40x cdrom
    and a pioneer dvd /rw

    and im running fine
  5. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

    I had loads of problems with a 300w supply before although this was just a cheap one. Since upgraded to a enermax 435 and my system is soo much more stable. i am running

    AMD XP2100+
    2 7,200 rpm hdd
    2 case fans
    large heat pipe cpu cooler
    two cd drives
    and now where it counts lots of cards

    Tv card
    scsi card
    sound card (with front bay)
    network card
    geforce 3 agp card

    more usb ports (4)
    with this amount of stuff i needed the extra power.
    Dont forget amd reccommend a limit of 300w i would not suggest anything under 350w