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Old 05-27-2005, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am going to build a PC with:

AlthlonXP 2800+

MSI KT4 Ultra-SR Motherboard

1GB ddr400 ram

128mb nvidia fx5200

What PSU wattage would I need? Thanks

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Old 05-27-2005, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with a 350W. The bare minimum is around 280W, but with PSUs, you should get a bit bigger than you currently need, just in case you do some future upgrades.


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Old 05-27-2005, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like you are building on a rather tight budget. Like Elba said, you should get higher than what you need. I would go even higher than a 350, 400 or maybe even 450. The 350 will last you until your next upgrade prolly. Dont go cheap on the PSU neither, get a good name brand one. Thermaltake, Antec, OCZ, one of those.
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