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August 22, 2003 3:40:25 PM

Sorry, Am itching to order a Barton 2800+ and get it delivereedearly next week but am wondering if my current PSU is up to the job. Could anyone advise please? If its not up to it what do people think of the Antec TruePower 430 (430w)? Current Full system detailed below:

ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
2x512Mb PC2700
PNY 64Mb Ti4200 OC'd (280/529)
2x 60Gb Seagate Barracuda HDD's ATA100
TDK DVD Burner
Ancient Toshiba DVD Rom
5x LED Case Fans
1x Exhaust Blower
oh and a floppy of course
Currently Powered By a 350W Antec SmartPower

PS: I will hopefuly be getting a new High end GPU ie: 9800pro/5900U level card before Xmas, I presume I would definatley have to upgrade by then?? and if so again would the 430w antec be enough?

Alternativley can anyone suggest an alternative from <A HREF="http://link" target="_new">;/A> ... if that link doesnt work use >categories >computer cases>Power supplies.

Appreciate all your help!!!

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<b>XP2100+, 2x512Mb PC2700, ASUS A7N8X, PNY 64Mb Ti4200. :cool:

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August 22, 2003 3:55:30 PM

Very good PSU. Go for it.
August 22, 2003 4:03:40 PM

Thanks for the swift response but do you mean the one I have is very good or the 430w is very good (ie: do i need the 430 or can i get away with my 350??

Thanks again

<i>Mmmm Dawn AND Eve at the same time...Drroooooll
<b>XP2100+, 2x512Mb PC2700, ASUS A7N8X, PNY 64Mb Ti4200. :cool:
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August 22, 2003 4:31:58 PM

Your current power supply just might be okay, at least for now. (Upgrading to a powerful video card might just take it over the edge though.) The Antec Smartpowers don't have a history as being as dependable as an Antec Truepower, so I wouldn't expect miracles, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did just fine.

I say use what you have now and upgrade the power supply only when a hardware upgrade finally draws so much power that it makes the system unstable. You're at least wary of your power supply which means that you're way ahead of the game should the system get unstable after an upgrade. :)  So if you don't mind a little instability until the new supply comes in the mail (or whatever) then just keep that upgrade in mind and don't bother crossing the bridge until you actually get there.

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August 22, 2003 6:46:17 PM

Much obliged Kind sir!

<i>Mmmm Dawn AND Eve at the same time...Drroooooll
<b>XP2100+, 2x512Mb PC2700, ASUS A7N8X, PNY 64Mb Ti4200. :cool:
August 23, 2003 2:55:39 AM

Go with the True Power 430. Thats the one I'm using. In my 1080Amg case. The more watts the better.