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Power Supply Question.....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by maree464, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. maree464

    maree464 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am upgrading my son's Pc...Here is a link to his Pc specs.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/EMachines_T2865_Athlon_XP_2800_2_08_GHz/4507-3118_7-30603201.html

    I am adding 1G of ram and buying him a Geforce 7800 graphics card (256 MB)

    I was told he would need a bigger power supply first..considering the Pc came with only a 250w.

    I looked on a few sites and they recommend a specific brand...a Bestec ATX-300-12e 300watt. I was hoping to go up to a 350watt (but this bestec doesn't even make a 350) or will 300 be fine? I usually always buy from newegg but they don't carry any bestec. So I guess my question is....is a 300w ok with the upgrades I am doing on his pc? Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
  2. Triple6

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    The computer should be able to take a standard ATX power supply. Go for an Antec, FSP(Fortran), Sparkle, Emermax, or Thermaltake power supply of at least 400 watt or better.
     
  3. DittoDude

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    I just put an Antec SP-350 (ATX) in my Dell 4600. I paid $60 at Staples but you can buy it on-line for under $50 (includes shipping) if you're willing to wait for delivery. Do a search at pricewatch.com.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    I agree Antec,Sparkle, Enermax or Thermaltake and minimum 400 watts. I believe the card needs a minimum 350 by itself.
     
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