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Will 250w PSU power my computer?

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December 14, 2011 5:47:18 AM

Hello, I am building a really cheap rig for myself and am not too sure if the 250w powersupply is enough to power this rig:

CPU/GPU/MB: Asus E35M1-M Deluxe mini-ITX MB
On Board Fusion APU, AMD® FCH A50 (Hudson M1)

RAM: 2GB Corsair VS2GB1333D3 Value Select (1333MHz) DDR3 RAM

Tower/PSU: Aywun 1001 Mini-ITX Cube Case with SFX 250W PSU

Optical Drive: - LG GH22NS50 DVD SATA Burner

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I might later upgrade to 4GB of ram, and add on a PCI-e Graphics card like HD 5450 512MB.
Will this power supply be enough at the moment? and what power supply should i get when i upgrade.

Thank You.


(NOT TOO SURE ON WHICH HARD DRIVE TO GET YET!)

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December 14, 2011 6:10:33 AM

The PSU will power the rig fine, as long as you remember to upgrade to decent 300W~350W PSU when you add the extra RAM and the graphics card.
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December 14, 2011 6:27:06 AM

Okay thank you :) 

With the case i am getting, is the power supply small? and will i have to get mini-itx power supplies? or does the case take normal sized ATX powersupplies?
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December 14, 2011 7:46:00 AM

250W is fine with or without the GPU & RAM. Why do you want the 5450 its barely an upgrade over the inbuilt 6310 graphics?
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December 14, 2011 12:53:18 PM

Is this for an HTPC? Bear in mind that a small PSU = small fan = more noise. You could ditch the PSU and just go for a branded PSU in a microATX case.
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December 14, 2011 6:25:11 PM

So the power supply in the case is a small mini-itx one? are they harder to get compared to normal atx sized power supplies?
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December 19, 2011 3:47:02 AM

Yes, they aren't the conventional PSU's (thus less known and less available). I don't see why Newegg or someplace won't stock them though. You should just make sure you get the right size when purchasing a new PSU.
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December 20, 2011 4:14:56 AM

Okay, thanks everyone!
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December 20, 2011 4:15:11 AM

Best answer selected by iggy-101.
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