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please help with power supply

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nhquereshi, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. nhquereshi

    nhquereshi Thread Starter

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    I am trying to build a computer form old/used parts that I already have. I am not buying anything new. I have doubts about the power supply if it would be enough/just enough for the intended computer. So please help me and let me know if the power supply will do the job. Most of the time the computer will do browsing and very basic computing jobs but I will also play some older games on it. Not really serious gaming just occasional. Please help . tia.

    The power supply is generic 300W 20 pin

    The intended computer will have
    k8v motherboard socket 754
    amd athlon 3000+
    512+512 =1024 mb pc3200 memory
    30 gb seagate 7200 rpm hard drive
    20 gb seagate 7200 rpm hard drive
    samsung cdrw
    radeon 9550 agp 128 128 bits graphic card
    lan card surecom 10/100
    occasional flash drive


    Following are the specifications of the power supply which I am copying from the label of the power supply.

    SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY MODEL ATX-300W-P1V


    INPUT AC

    VOLTAGE 230V/115V

    CURRENT 7A/4A

    FREQUENCY 50~60HZ



    DC OUTPUT MAX

    ORANGE 3.3V 14A

    RED +5V 20A

    YELLOW +12V 12A

    WHITE -5V 0.5A

    BLUE -12V 0.5A

    PURPLE 5VSb 2.0A

    GRAY P/G OK


    CAUTION +3.3V AND +5V COMBINED POWER MAX 125W
     
  2. 1stoptek

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    I would definitely step it up a notch. A 300watt power supply could easily have problems with all of the equipment. Every motherboard has a recommend minimum wattage and with every piece of equipment that you install, more is needed. I would suggest at least a 400watt power supply, but look at the specs of the motherboard first.
     
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