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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MrBojangles, Feb 14, 2005.

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  1. MrBojangles

    MrBojangles Thread Starter

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    Just bought an ASUS a8n-SLI Deluxe motherboard and an AMD 64 3500+ CPU, but i'm not sure how much power I need. I saw that two other people used both 500watt and 550watt power supplies.
     
  2. norton850

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    You can use this link to calculate your power supply needs Power Calculator

    Just knowing your motherboard and CPU is only the starting point.
     
  3. MrBojangles

    MrBojangles Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help, but the only problem is it is a little out of date.
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    A good quality PSU of 400 watts or more should do the job. Sparkle or other no name power supplies are terrible no matter the wattage. Buy an antec truepower 430 and I can assure you it will work.

    Buy a sparkle 550 and I can almost guarantee you trouble.
     
  5. JSanguancheu

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    If money is not a factor I'd suggest a good 400w+ Antec. $70-80

    Lately I've been using Rosewill brand power supplys from Newegg.com though. They come with all the up to date connectors and are fairly quiet. They feel like a good quality power supply as they're pretty heavy. Good buyer reviews as well. A 450w PS is around $35.

    Other decent brands include - thermaltake and enlight.
     
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