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February 2, 2007 10:21:08 AM

hey,

i have bought a config consisting of the c2d e6400, mobo asus p5wdh deluxe, 1bg ddr2 667 ram, 250gb WS sata3gb/s, asus en7600gt 2htd/256m pci-e, ... so now for my config how much watts do i require,around? would a 350W be enough?

does the having excess amount of watts have an effect on performance after the config meets its minimum requirement?

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February 2, 2007 10:24:49 AM

350W good quality PSU is enough, but IMO get ~450W for OC and small future proof.
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February 2, 2007 12:50:35 PM

You know, you actually have to ask a mod to move these to get something done.
February 2, 2007 12:56:22 PM

Im thinking that 350W psu, if it is after market, ex, OCZ Antec, etc, sould suffice with that setup, however as time progresses on, you will want to get a better psy for the money, based on what you have posted Im thinking that the Antec NeoHe 550Watt psu will really do the job. BEst Buy has them on sale for $80 :D 
Now thats a steal for a beefy power supply, and it is SLI ready too :!:
February 2, 2007 1:02:37 PM

Anyone buying an Antec PS deserves the blown components they're surely going to suffer.
February 2, 2007 1:05:56 PM

I'd say a good, 450w... but even an off brand could power an extra ram stick and a gts for down the road.... if overclocking make sure its a good one.
February 2, 2007 1:09:02 PM

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You know, you actually have to ask a mod to move these to get something done.


He was only trying to point the OP in the right direction :roll:

I hope some people took notes. I didn't need to flame him and even went as far as to tell him the section and provided a link to it. I would have answered the question, but I'm not a PSU expert.
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February 2, 2007 1:15:28 PM

Quote:
hey,

i have bought a config consisting of the c2d e6400, mobo asus p5wdh deluxe, 1bg ddr2 667 ram, 250gb WS sata3gb/s, asus en7600gt 2htd/256m pci-e, ... so now for my config how much watts do i require,around? would a 350W be enough?

does the having excess amount of watts have an effect on performance after the config meets its minimum requirement?


Assuming just 1 hard drive and 1 DVD drive, your system will be drawing less than 200w of power under full load. Therefore a 350w PSU is good enough.

Excess amount of power will not affect performance, but it will affect how much you can upgrade your system before you need to replace the PSU.
February 5, 2007 7:54:05 AM

hey Tecno coordinator.. i appreciate u not flaming me.. srry i posted this in the wrong area, but its only temp n goin to be done after this question..

What does a "aftermarket" mean?
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