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PSU @600W or @400W for a media center pc (HTPC)

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August 25, 2011 7:52:38 AM

If I buy a power supply @ 600W but actually my media center (HTPC) doesn't need something more than 400W, is any the problem and is more energy used ? (The price for 400 W and 600 W is the same. My media center has a AMD E-350 APU so it doesn't need too much power.)

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August 25, 2011 8:00:09 AM

400W will do just fine. If the price is the same.. and you want to sleep peacefully at night knowing you have more than enough power for your htpc, then feel free to go for the 600w. Just make sure they are from reputable brands. You can check reviews on sites like johnnyguru/overclock/tomshardware/whatever you can pull out.
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August 25, 2011 8:02:38 AM

yes, both are reputable brands, my only concern is if the 600W one is using more energy by doing the same thing.
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August 25, 2011 8:07:25 AM

AMD E-350 APU mobo use 24pin and 4pin for power
- antec EA380 more than enough
- Corsair CMPSU-400CX
- Seasonic Fanless 400W
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August 25, 2011 8:30:27 AM

supersmecher said:
yes, both are reputable brands, my only concern is if the 600W one is using more energy by doing the same thing.


Just because it's plugged into your wall, doesn't mean it will run at 100% the whole time. You should check which one has better efficiency. That may save you a bit on the monthly fee.. otherwise.. the 600w won't use more than it has to. You don't need to worry about a thing. I hope this solves everything.
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August 25, 2011 12:55:34 PM

400w Bronze or better more than enough for an E Series.
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August 25, 2011 3:52:54 PM

Just for reference, my E-350 HTPC runs at 40W... and it's one of the more power hungry boards.
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August 26, 2011 6:30:38 AM

Best answer selected by supersmecher.
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