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Old 07-27-2007, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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400W FSP ATX-400PNF pPFC PSU ATX 2.01 ATX12V upto 85% Eff' PCI-E SATA Ready


CPU = AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Socket AM2 (2.2GHz) L2 1MB (2x512KB) Retail Boxed Processor - £51.31
RAM = OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC with LIFETIME WARRANT - £74.99
Hard-Drive = Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache – OEM - £47.75
GFX Card = Sapphire X1950Pro 256MB GDDR3 DVI TVO HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card - £84.91

I've had mixed response from other people, some are saying get a 500w, whilst others are saying it's perfectly fine.

Could I get your opinions please?

Oh, and 2 other things. Is that gfx card PCI-E 16x? It doesn't say in the description. Also, is this motherboard compatible with all that?

Asustek M2V AM2 VIAK8T890 Sound, Gigalan And USB 2.0 2000MHz FSB SATA ATX

Here's some info:

Socket AM2 for AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2/ Athlon™ 64 FX/ Athlon™ 64/ Sempron™
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet
VIA® K8T890
VIA® VT8237A
Max FSB 2000MT/s
Max memory capacity 4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 800/ 667/ 533, ECC, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual Channel Architecture
1 x PCI Express x16
1 x PCI Express x1
4 x PCI
VIA® VT8237A South Bridge:
2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
2 x Serial ATA with RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD
Marvell 88SE6121:
1 x Serial ATAI/II
1 x External Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard disk (SATA On-the-Go)
Realtek ALC 660, 6-ch High-Definition Audio CODEC
Thank you

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Old 07-27-2007, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is this PSU good enough?

That power supply should do fine. I have that same power supply, running 3700+, 1GB ram, x1950pro, 2 hard drives, an optical, and 2 case fans...with no problems, and it's on 24/7..

Yes...that graphic card is PCI-E 16x.

...and from the motherboard, everything looks fine and compatible.



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Old 07-27-2007, 09:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you very much
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah its fine bit over the top in terms of wattage but its still within reason in terms of future upgrades of the system
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