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Old 08-04-2006, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would it be worth the expense to upgrade my less-then-1-year-old 400 W PSU to a 450 W PSU?

I'm not running the most high end top of the line equipment, but all the components in my computer are probably worth ~$1000
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what all do u have
give me a list so I can give my opinion
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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DVD ROM
CD RW
Floppy
Printer (USB)
Network PCI
GeForce 6600 GT PCI-E
Pentium D 805 OC'd to 3.33
4x 512 MB RAM (DDR2 533)
2 HDDs.
Wirless Keyboard PS/2
RAZER Diamondback USB gaming mouse
Annnd I think thats it
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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id get a 500 watter off newegg or xoxide
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If the 400 watt runs it fine now, why waste the money?
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Old 08-05-2006, 05:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Even 400w is fine, i agree, no point in upgrading. If you are considering an upgrade, an extra 50 watts isn't worth the money. You may as well go for the gust and get 500w or more
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Depends on the brand though. A reliable brand 400W PSU will actually pump more wattage and stable ampage than a cheap-o brand 600W.
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