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May 25, 2008 7:28:30 PM

How much powersupply do i need for the following ? much appreciated

Intel BOXD5400XS Dual LGA 771 Skulltrail

2 Intel Xeon E5410 Harpertown 2.33GHz LGA 771 80W Quad-Core Processor

Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 FB-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)

2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

1 Quadro FX1500 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Workstation Video Card

2 ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

1 Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DVR-115DBK

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May 25, 2008 8:08:59 PM

With the small amount of hardware that you list and no overclocking figured in to the matter, your computer will only use about 262wts. Factor that number for 80% efficiency and give a few extra watts for things you may not have listed and you can use a 350wt PSU with ease. If you plan on overclocking the CPU about 10%, you could raise the power to about 365wt, so something like an Antec Earthwatts 380wt PSU would be fine.

For an estimate of what you need if there is any hardware you didn't list, go to:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
May 25, 2008 8:09:34 PM

I might over clock the 2 Xeons. Will defiently add another 4 gigz of Ram. Also another 2 hard drives. and will be running 2 Quadro FX3700 in the future.