How much power would i need

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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  1. yes but to be exact, what is the model of the video card?
  2. havent bought it but will be an entry level pcie card...
  3. any solid 300-350w unit would do the trick if you don't ever plan to use a gaming video card.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Corsair 400CX (30 amp 12 volt rail)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

    I do not particularly care for the 450. With only a 33 amp 12 volt rail, it is just not that much better than the 400.
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