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Old 08-01-2004, 02:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I want to mod my case with uv reactive lights etc. and apart from that I would just have all the normal stuff inside.

What power supply do i need? how many watts?
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Old 08-01-2004, 02:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Anything 500W or above will do fine. Don't get something cheap though, but since you are wanting to make your PC flashy, you don't have to worry about that.
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Old 08-01-2004, 02:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well you dont need a different one if your talking about cold cathodes, they only require about 3 watts a piece you could run 20 and probably be safe with your current psu.
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above 500 watts with dual fans on it~~~~~~~~~~~~
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I'm updating mine to a good 480W one, dual fans.

I can't believe i've been using a 350W up till now...


That 500W one I showed you should work for your purposes.
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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geez guys the only reason u would need a 500w psu is if ur powering a microwave... i got a 350w and i have 2 hdd's 3 fans 2 ccfls a lcd display and 2 cd drives and i only use 280watts
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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finally someone besides me makes sense!!!i have a 330watt<
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interesting, maybe i'll get 400w instead......
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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You shouldn't need anymore than a 400W power supple, I would suggest Antec True 430W
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