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August 4, 2004 5:37:24 PM

hey , This is my rig.

2.4Ghz P4b
1x256mb , 1x512mb.
1x 80Gb IBM hdd. 1x 160Bg IBM hdd.
LG CD-RW , LG DVD reader.
SIS chipset mobo.
3 case fans + CPU fan.

and i'v just bought a PNY Geforce 6800GT for my rig (to play doom 3 lol.) i got it because i'm going to wait for a dual core intel then buy a new rig. But will a 350watt PSU keep my system stable and feed everything? thank you.

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August 4, 2004 6:05:32 PM

There is about a fair chance that it will be enough if you're talking about a generic (or crappy) 350W power supply. If you're talking about a dependable 350 watter, then your chances raise significantly. I've seen bigger PCs survive on less ... at least for the first six months or so.

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August 4, 2004 11:39:22 PM

Should be fine, depending on your video card.

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August 4, 2004 11:59:42 PM

what do u mean by that iv bought a 6800GT
August 5, 2004 1:08:43 AM

That video card may be the exception. It is a major power hog. You may be ok for a while, but a fortron 420 is pretty minamul with that card. Since you already have the 350 watt unit, try it, but keep an eye on your voltage rails.
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August 5, 2004 2:45:56 AM

On models for Fortron: The 400W outputs 460W :smile: , standard 20-pin power. The 460W is a server power supply (24-pin), the 530 outputs around 600W :smile: , but the 550W is another server power supply (24-pin). Never seen one labled 420W.

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August 5, 2004 2:08:01 PM

Ugh. I will <i>never</i> trust another Fortron power supply. My company is using an OEM that <i>always</i> uses them. And the PCs <i>all</i> run fine out of the box. It's six months later (give or take) when the Fortron power supply's output finally drops enough that the PCs become completely unstable and unpredictable. Fortron is great ... if you replace your power supply every six months. Otherwise get something stable that will retain a steady output for years.

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August 5, 2004 10:10:06 PM

Some of my FSP power supplies are over 6 years old and still working perfectly. I've NEVER had problems with an FSP power supply, and they have an 11 year MTBF. On the other hand, ALL my Antec power supplies were garbage.

If you want a power supply that's stable for years, you get Fortron Source (with the FSP part number). Any other company using Fortron in the name that doesn't have an FSP part number I can't vouch for.

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August 5, 2004 11:45:45 PM

Ditto! I've got a FSP-300 in my back-up Aopen tower that is already 3+ years old. Never a burp!

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