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Old 03-04-2006, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone; in short I need a larger power supply so I can support 2 Harddrives plus my other hardware. How much power should I need? I currently have a 300W one that came with my case. Below listed are my computer specs. thank you for your help.

CPU: AMD Athlon 2600
RAM: 768MB Ram
Mobo: AOpen AK79D-Max 400
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600se
Harddrive 1: Seagate Baracuda 7200.7 80GB
Harddrive 2: Generic 40GB (Pulled from another computer)
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This is what I can think of in major that will affect the power.
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hows this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937
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Old 03-04-2006, 03:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Funk you don't need that good of a psu for his system. Get this. It is a lot cheaper and will be perfect for your system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023
It's only 30 after mail in reabte and it is a good psu. 430watts is plenty for your system.
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I will save the lecture for Ste about Thermaltake hdd (its his specilist area) This will be alot more reliable then Tt PSU's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
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Yes FSP makes better psu's then thermaltake, but for his system he doesnt need a super powerfull psu. The thermaltake psu will do him fine. I like the FSP Group psu also tho. That si the one i am getting for my new rig, but if he doesn't want to spend $0 just get the thermaltake one. It got great reviews too.
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Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Get the 350W Fortron as it will be MORE than enough for your system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104901
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