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Old 03-22-2006, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question enough power?

Is the power supply that comes with this case enough to power
this mobo
this cpu
2 of these ram
this cd-r
a 40 GB harddrive
and a dvd rom

I already have all of those pieces i just need a case and power supply.

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Old 03-22-2006, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That should be enough. From my perspective, you only need high power when running dual video card for the most part.

<a href=\" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153035\"> Power Supply</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130071\"> Video Card</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127222\"> Motherboard</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145575\"> Memory </a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188\"> Sound Card </a>
AMD 3800 x2 Socket 939
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033\"> Upcoming Hard Drive </a>
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How is this one.

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Old 03-22-2006, 09:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If thats all your running then it will be fine.
Amd Sempron 2500+
ECS K7VTA3 mobo
1 gig Ram
Asus N6600
Antec 300 Watt PSU
19\" LCD
Logitech Mouse & Keyboard
Antec SOHO sx1030 Server
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Power supplies that come with some cases are cheap......the only way to tell is wiegh the PSU by itself. If it feels solidly heavy then it will provide you 350w for sure.....but cheaper power supplies are tested, but with minor load and really dont test condtions and you could be getting less than you need......

With the X2 you may be cutting it a little close, so I cant say if it may or may not boot......
When I got a comp from my friend to turn into a server for my own personal use........it had a 1.8 P4, with 256 ram, 1 13 gb, and a 80 gb, a cdrw and a radeon 9200......wouldn't boot on a 300 watt power supply......but at 340 watts it booted up...

So its tough to say......it should be fine though......unless you plan to add other things to it....like pci cards, drives, and fans.......then you will need to upgrade to a much more powerful PSU...........

A cheap PSU can blow away you pc, literally.......also.....you usually pay for effiecienly....and stability....unless you like paying your electrical bill......
Best PSUs = PC power and Cooling
Good PSUs = Antec
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So that 500W one wont be enough. I calculated at one site the amount of wattage I will need and it said almost 400w.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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why do you hve a regular cd-rom AND dvd-rom. dvd-rom does both so it should suffice.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The dvd-rom I have is old and can only play dvds and do nothing else.

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