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Minimum Required PSU for this Rig?

Last response: in Components
July 20, 2007 4:34:03 AM

I've got a computer I'm building and I'm wondering what the minimum required PSU would be. I've got an ULTRA 400W hanging around and hoping that would be sufficient for my rig.

CPU AMD Athlon 64 4000+
2 GB Patriot Ram DDR2 PC6400 (2x1024mb)
ASUS DVD Burner Drive
160GB Maxtor HD
Nvidia 8600GT 256mb

This is essentially all that would be attached to the computer besides a small case fan (80mm) or two.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

John Madden
July 20, 2007 4:44:49 AM

That system has fairly low power requirements and provided that the psu you're using is quality then it should work just fine, my friend had a fairly similar system running on a 300w so I wouldn't sweat it.
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July 20, 2007 6:11:32 AM

just use the 1 you have its enough
July 20, 2007 3:24:58 PM

u should be concerned with the cpu first - spend the extra few bucks and get a amd 5600 lol
you wont regret it
July 20, 2007 3:56:02 PM

Which Ultra PSU is it? You should be fine either way. Make sure you get the x2 4000+ and not the single core one.

Happy Building and good luck :D 
July 20, 2007 5:37:51 PM

I think the Ultra is the V-Series, but from what I can gather, this setup at full load won't draw more than 250 watts. The only concern I have left is having the amps, but it seems that might not be that bad as there is little draw on the supply. Any more suggestions/information/comments would be appreciated, but I thank everyone for their assistance in this matter.

John Madden