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Old 10-29-2005, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sup all, I keep forgetting to check back XD.

Now, I have a back-up Dell that runs pretty nice if anything should happen to my main build. It has a crappy 15" CRT though, so I am looking to upgrade.

Now here is where the problem comes into play. The Dell has a sturdy 250W PSU. Now I did the calculations on:

http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_sup....php?cmd=INTEL

And I have got it coming to 247W out of 250W. Now that scares me because I do believe that LCD's use more than CRT's. Here is what I was thinking about upgrading to:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009036

So really my question is, how much more power does an LCD use than a CRT?
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your psu really matters when buying a monitor?
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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LCDs use less power than CRTs, and your power supply doesn't matter when you use any monitor. You plug that into the wall socket, or surge protector, or whatever.
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Yes but I didn't know if it drew power from the video card or something of the sort, as I really don't deal with monitors much -.-

Thanks for all the help guys.
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