How much power do I need? Tags: Components Last response: March 25, 2002 5:10 AM in Components Share The_MaguS 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! ^_^ <font color=blue> There's no such thing as hell, but you can make it if you try.</font color=blue> More about : power upec March 25, 2002 4:01:27 AM I would go for a 400 Watt PSU. The_MaguS March 25, 2002 4:17:24 AM Thanks. Anyone else? Will there be a big difference between the 400 and 431 PSU's? <font color=blue> There's no such thing as hell, but you can make it if you try.</font color=blue> Related resources How much power do I need ? - Forum How much power will I need for this gaming system? - Forum How much power do I need ? - Forum how much power supply do i need - Forum The same old question: How much power supply do I need ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AndrewT 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 <font color=blue>Most computer problems are located between the chair and the keyboard</font color=blue> Arrow March 25, 2002 5:10:08 AM Keep in mind that a power supply should never be 100% loaded. I agree with above - anything 400w or above sounds good for your system. Rob Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048...;/A></b> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow much power will I need ? ForumHow much power do I need ? ForumHow much power will I need ForumHow much power do i need ? ForumFirst Build - Need Help and How Much Power ? ForumHow much power does my computer need ? ForumHow much power do i need formy new Pc !! ForumHow much power do i need formy new Pc !! ForumHow much wattage does my power supply need to have? ForumHow much power do i need ? ForumHow much power do I need ? ForumHow much power will i need for two 6870s in crossfire ForumHow Much Power Do I Need ? ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... Forumpower supply More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !