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Will the 350w PSU that comes with my case be good enough to support my computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 17RiCkE17, Dec 17, 2005.

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  1. 17RiCkE17

    17RiCkE17 Thread Starter

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    I'm going to build a Computer soon and the case i'm buying comes with a 350w PSU
    my computer is going to have:

    Asus A8V-E SE Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 3700+
    Ati Radeon Sapphire X550 256MB PCI-E
    1Gb of DDR PC400 Ram
    Maxtor 120GB DiamondMax S-ATA Hard drive
    LG Super Multi DVD Writer 16x16 DVD +/-RW
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Sound Card
    Asus Star Ice CPU Cooler

    Will that PSU support that
     
  2. Skivvywaver

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    What case are you buying? Even an antec 350 watt would be weak for that system. If you then decide later to add a second hard drive or dvd/cd rom etc you would be pushing the PSU even harder.

    I recommend you buy another PSU from a quality maker such as Antec, Enermax, Epower, OCZ and buy at least a 450 watt with dual 12v rails and 20 amps on each of those 12v rails.
     
  3. 17RiCkE17

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  4. Skivvywaver

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    Yeah, buy a power supply. That case and PSU together cost what a decent PSU would cost alone.
     
  5. 17RiCkE17

    17RiCkE17 Thread Starter

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    Ok thanks I think I'm going to buy the
    Enermax 420W EG425P-VE SFMA Noisetaker Will that do

    And should I buy a case that doesn't come with a PSU
     
  6. Skivvywaver

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    The enermax should be loverly.;) I never buy a case with a PSU. I have never found a case that had exactly what I wanted in a PSU included.

    The power supply is the base for your whole system and a bad one can destroy allot of cash. Manufacturers warranties don't cover that stuff. :eek:

    If you like that case, buy it but take that PSU out.
     
  7. SacsTC

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    You would then have an extra PS for testing purposes
     
  8. crjdriver

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    True. I keep two or three ps here for testing. I agree get a quality ps. The cheap $25 500W ps cause all types of problems.
     
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