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Old 01-28-2004, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an old computer that i bought for 100 bucks. It has a 3 year old 230watt power supply . Im getting an athlon 2100, a new mobo (not sure what yet), a few fans, and some memory. I was just wondering, since i dont wanna put too much money into this computer, if i need a new power supply? I was thinking that i did since its only 230 watts and three years old but since im trying to do this as cheaply as possible, i figured id ask. As usual, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 01-29-2004, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, you can get a new power supply for only 20-30 bucks... BUT I totally understand about the money issue.

My thoughts are:
1) 230 PS is pretty low
2) 300 seems a minimum
3) maybe you can use the existing 230 IF your not planning on using to much hardware equipment

Good Luck

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Old 01-29-2004, 06:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what is your current motherboard and CPU type in it now?
ive got an Antec SL400 PS looking for a home
Id go with at least a quality 350 watt PS or higher .If you plan on adding new HD down the road you`ll wish you had .
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