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How much power do I need?

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March 25, 2002 3:59:03 AM

Here's my system (theoretical) I plan on getting:
2.4 GHZ Pentium 4 Northwood B 533 MHZ FSB
1024 MB PC1066 RAMBUS
80GB WD 7200 RPM
24x12x40 Plextor CD-RW
GeForce-4 Ti-4600 128MB
10/100 3COM Ethernet Nic
16x DVDROM Drive
SB Audigy Gamer
Klipsch 4.1 Promedia (dunno if this matters)
Conextant 56k modem

Obviously, the 533MHZ FSB 2.4 GHZ and 1066 RAMBUS won't be available until late May (estimated).

The initial configuration for this system is 300 watts, but that doesn't sound enough.
Options are: 300W, 350W, 400W, 431W, 550W

What do you recommend for this system?
Thanks! ^_^

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March 25, 2002 4:01:27 AM

I would go for a 400 Watt PSU.
March 25, 2002 4:17:24 AM

Thanks. Anyone else? Will there be a big difference between the 400 and 431 PSU's?


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March 25, 2002 4:27:27 AM

bigger you get the more you have in reserve when need the juice, I got myself a 550 Enermax last Monday

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