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How do i know what kind of power supply i will need

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Last response: in Components
March 1, 2010 11:25:14 PM

i have a presentation on power supplys and my question is what does the type of power supply u use depend on is it the motherboard?

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a c 156 V Motherboard
March 1, 2010 11:35:21 PM

No. There are two questions here: brand and power capacity. Some brands are simply better than others. A good 400 watt power supply can produce more useful power and a poor 600 watt power supply.

Power capacity is a different matter. That depends largely upon CPU and graphics card choice. Motherboards use comparatively little power.
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a c 425 V Motherboard
March 1, 2010 11:35:47 PM

This should answer your question:

As you can see, all the components need power....base MoBo might draw 38 watts, CPU - 130 watts, GFX card - 200 watts ... add em up, account for loading and aging and you have a wattage req't.