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How Much Power Supply Do I Need??

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March 17, 2002 9:28:50 AM

im building a system.. how much power supply do i need??
heres the specs:
AMD 1700+
120GB HD
512MB ddr ram
DVD-ROM
CD-RW drive
Geforce4Ti 4600
Ethernet card
TV Tuner card
Firewire Card
Sound Balster Audigy
Modem
HD Cooling (dual fans)
Video cooling (dual fans)
2 case fans.

will 350W be enough??

thx

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March 17, 2002 10:27:47 AM

I would opt for a 400W supply. You have a lot of cards and fans. You want to cover the draw needed, but also allow for any upgrades and at the same not allow your PSU to be too overloaded.

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March 17, 2002 2:29:42 PM

How about for this Setup..

T-Bred CPU
i guess Kt400a if it's out by June
80gb HD
1 GB ram
Case Fan
Cd-RW
GeForce4 ti4600
Maybe 2 pci cards the MOST

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March 17, 2002 10:35:38 PM

Definitely 400W.

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March 18, 2002 12:07:01 AM

400 WATT really? i was gonna get a 350? I guess i'll go with the Enermax 431 Whisper, i heard it's a good performer.

thanks for your input

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March 18, 2002 12:21:25 AM

Yeah, I have a 430W Enermax Whisper, it's good.

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March 18, 2002 12:52:26 AM

My reasoning being your CPU, gfx, mobo & RAM are asking more than standard parts.

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March 18, 2002 1:27:51 AM

you have the 430 Enermax, Nice... Listen what's a good 80mm Fan for case... Something that will do the job, but i don't want this thing to sound like a Bomb going off.

site im getting case off of has 80mm case fans by, ThermalTake, Sunon, Enermax

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March 18, 2002 4:09:45 AM

When you turn on your computer and the lights on your street start flickering, you got enough juice going. :)  I'm getting the enermax 550 tomorrow morning, damn store was closed today :( 

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March 18, 2002 4:11:36 AM

You will like it. I have one.


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March 18, 2002 4:18:13 AM

I hope I will! found it for 160$, the other store sell the 400 antec for 160$ so screw them. going for the big gun, might come handy with all the new toys coming out.

I was reading somewhere that the max 70% load is good for the PS, last longer or something. anyway, true or not, I like to have some spare juice in case I'll need it.

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