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Old 03-06-2004, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,

I am going to build a pc this coming summer, and i am tight on money, i have all my internals selected but am clueless on what kind of power my power suppy should give me.
With:
AMD 3200+ CPU
ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe MB
Corsair XMS 1 GB ram (2x512/3200)
Lite On- 52x34x52 CD/RW
Floppy Drive
Western Digital 40GB/7200 rpm

and most likely a ASUS ATI RADEON 9800PRO/380MHz

do you think a 350 watt power supply/case will handle this ?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-026&depa=0

or should i go with the 420 watt power supply/case
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...=BROWSE&depa=1

if i go with the 350 watt i will probly add 1 or 2 more case fans

please help if you can and thanks so much

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Old 03-06-2004, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the X-Dreamer's 350 watt power supply comes with the $50 case, what do you think? the one that comes with the aspire Turbo Case looks pretty bad too. here is what you want on a budget:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-604&depa=1
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Old 03-06-2004, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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like how do i tell wether or a power supply is good... for example the one in that 95$ case ?

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I recommend a 420 or 450 watt power supply.
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by looking at the power supply itself, ignore the case. antec, enermax are well know good PSU makers. the enlight i mentioned i have confirmed is good even though cheap.
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ok thanks alot guys for the help
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I have the yellow Aspire case w/ window & blue LEDs, the power supply works fine. My components are listed in my signature.

The only complaint I have is when I first start my computer, it makes a weird noise, like something grinding (might be fan) but it only last about 10 seconds then it's done. I'm not sure what causes it to do it, but it has never happened while the computer is running, only when I turn it on. It only started recently, and I've had the computer for a couple months now.
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