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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 6:10:31 PM

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Please could you advise on what determines whether you go for 300W or 400+W
psu when building a new computer

TIA
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Sheri

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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 6:10:32 PM

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Power Wattage Calculator
http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

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| Please could you advise on what determines whether you go for 300W or 400+W
| psu when building a new computer
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| TIA
| Regards
| Sheri
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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 6:10:32 PM

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Hi

Well if your just going with a cpu, 1 cdrom and harddrive
then pretty much a 300w would do the job. But if your going
to have a dvd/cdrom rw/hd etc then your best bet is to go
with the larger ps 400w. In anycase just go with the 400w

Al


"~ßïtzChiçk~" wrote:

> Please could you advise on what determines whether you go for 300W or 400+W
> psu when building a new computer
>
> TIA
> Regards
> Sheri
>
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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 6:10:32 PM

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On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 14:10:31 GMT, "~ßïtzChiçk~"
<sheri.kurowski@yourteethblueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

>Please could you advise on what determines whether you go for 300W or 400+W
>psu when building a new computer
>
>TIA
>Regards
>Sheri


Personally I would not go with anything less than a 400 to 450 watt PS
on even a barebones system.

A 300 watt PS is going to quickly be too small when adding any new
hardware to the system.
Anonymous
July 27, 2004 6:30:13 PM

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Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
> Power Wattage Calculator
> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

Thank you Carey, that's a handy site-I'll need 400W
Regards
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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 6:30:58 PM

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Alvin Brown wrote:
..> In anycase just go with the 400w

I will do. Thank you for your reply
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July 27, 2004 6:39:20 PM

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~ßïtzChiçk~ wrote:
> Please could you advise on what determines whether you go for 300W or 400+W
> psu when building a new computer
>
> TIA
> Regards
> Sheri
>
Whenever I build PCs I always put in an oversized PSU just in case. It
allows for future expansion and ensures that all of the devices have at
least the minimum power with room to spare. And I HIGHLY recommend
buying the best PSU you can find-there IS a difference. I prefer the
Antec Cool Blues. I leave my PCs on 24/7 nad have never had a problem
with the Antec PSUs. Good luck, Sheri.

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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 6:44:28 PM

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Servo wrote:
> Whenever I build PCs I always put in an oversized PSU just in case. It
> allows for future expansion and ensures that all of the devices have
> at least the minimum power with room to spare. And I HIGHLY recommend
> buying the best PSU you can find-there IS a difference. I prefer the
> Antec Cool Blues. I leave my PCs on 24/7 nad have never had a problem
> with the Antec PSUs. Good luck, Sheri.

Thank you for the advice, Servo. Duly noted
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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 6:58:50 PM

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~ßïtzChiçk~ wrote:
> Please could you advise on what determines whether you go for 300W or
> 400+W psu when building a new computer


The answer isn't quite as simple as a 300W unit or a 400W unit. Many many
manufacturers rate their power supplys in a non-standard manner. On the
bench as well as in practice, a quality 300W unit may supply more current
than a shoddily made 420W unit.

Choose from an Antec, Enermax, Sparkle/Fortron Source or Enlight. Expect to
pay £55-60, for a good 400W unit.
Anonymous
July 27, 2004 7:10:22 PM

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Les Herrman wrote:
> Personally I would not go with anything less than a 400 to 450 watt PS
> on even a barebones system.
> A 300 watt PS is going to quickly be too small when adding any new
> hardware to the system.

That's what I had originally thought, in terms of future upgrading
Thanks for your input
Regards
Sheri
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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 7:11:29 PM

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S.Heenan wrote:
> Choose from an Antec, Enermax, Sparkle/Fortron Source or Enlight.
> Expect to pay £55-60, for a good 400W unit.

Thanks.I've been looking at the Antec ones
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Sheri
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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 7:20:01 PM

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~ßïtzChiçk~ wrote:
> S.Heenan wrote:
>> Choose from an Antec, Enermax, Sparkle/Fortron Source or Enlight.
>> Expect to pay £55-60, for a good 400W unit.
>
> Thanks.I've been looking at the Antec ones


GMTA
Good luck.
Anonymous
July 28, 2004 9:44:11 AM

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I use 300W Enlight PSU and it beats the living cr*p out of a shoddy brand
450W PSU.


"S.Heenan" <sheenan@wahs.ac> wrote in message
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> ~ßïtzChiçk~ wrote:
> > Please could you advise on what determines whether you go for 300W or
> > 400+W psu when building a new computer
>
>
> The answer isn't quite as simple as a 300W unit or a 400W unit. Many many
> manufacturers rate their power supplys in a non-standard manner. On the
> bench as well as in practice, a quality 300W unit may supply more current
> than a shoddily made 420W unit.
>
> Choose from an Antec, Enermax, Sparkle/Fortron Source or Enlight. Expect
to
> pay £55-60, for a good 400W unit.
>
>
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