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April 25, 2010 7:17:48 PM

hi,
how much power would i need for a
q6600 processor
mobo
4 gb ram
256 mb graphics card
a dvd writer
a 1 tb hdd

and other basic components

could i go below 500 watts...

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a c 165 ) Power supply
April 25, 2010 7:22:39 PM

yes but to be exact, what is the model of the video card?
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April 25, 2010 8:49:55 PM

havent bought it but will be an entry level pcie card...
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a c 165 ) Power supply
April 25, 2010 9:52:11 PM

any solid 300-350w unit would do the trick if you don't ever plan to use a gaming video card.
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a b ) Power supply
April 26, 2010 6:14:33 AM

To give your self some head room for upgrades get a good quality 400 or 450 watt PSU. Preferably Antec or Corsair this will leave your options pretty much wide open for future upgrades.
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a b ) Power supply
April 26, 2010 9:45:36 AM

A Corsair VX450 (by Seasonic)

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/540

or an ANTEC EARTHWATTS 500W (by Seasonic)

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/526

would be very good options for you. You will have power enough for a future vga upgrade.

Anyway, if you want to save some money, go for any of these:

OCZ STEALTHXSTREAM 400 (by CWT) http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/794
CORSAIR CX400 (by SEASONIC) http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/750


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