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Don't tell me to replace my "Antec 350W"

Last response: in Components
August 18, 2009 5:33:27 AM


Current system as below,
1. Athlon X2 4800, 65W
2. Motherboard, Nvidia 7025, onboard vga
3. ddr2, 1GB x2 = total two stick and 2gb
4. DVDRW x1
5. SATA HDD x2
6. pci x1 (wireless antenna)

Above is covered well by Antec 350 power supply, all good for two years.

I will be upgrading the above 1, 2, 3

Future system prospect,
1. Phenom II X4 940, 95W
2. Motherboard, AMD 785, onboard vga
3. ddr2, 1GBx2 and 2GBx1 = total three stick and 4gb
4, 5, 6 is the same as above

I don't overclock, i don't use fans.
I have checked power calculator from 1. Newegg and 2. eXtreme power calculator.
1. Newegg shows bullshit (they simply wanna sell more power supplies)
2. eXtreme shows approx, 275W usage.

Any experts out there may advice me, if I need to upgrade my power supply from Antec 350 to a clunker one?

More about : replace antec 350w

a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2009 6:16:56 AM

Your title is kinda misleading..

Anyway, no need to upgrade. That's enough for the system.
August 18, 2009 7:48:43 AM

Are you planning on running a GPU on that Phenom II system?
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2009 8:59:56 AM

You are fine if you don't intend to add a videocard.
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2009 12:00:18 PM

over time all PSU's drop off in the power they produce... so after two years you might not be getting the full 350w.

Best scenario is it works right away with no prolems. Worst is is packs up and takes some of your new kit with it
a c 248 ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2009 12:47:00 PM

Your proposed system with onboard video will not use very much power at all. You should be fine.
August 18, 2009 6:39:06 PM

Thank you all for your time and responses !

I am sticking to my Antec 350.