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Old 12-01-2005, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know little about how strong of a PSU I'll need because I've always used low to mid ranged systems.

I assume the 450W PSU that comes with the case I am intending to buy will work, but I was wondering if I should go to a 480-500W.

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7800GT 256MB
A64 3500+
1GB Kingston PC3200
80GB 7,200RPM HD (didn't see a need for anything bigger)

I looked around and saw some info on PSUs (moreso I just found ranges for low, mid, and high end systems, but nothing too specific), so I was wondering what you guys would suggest.
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read the link in my sig.. the section about psu's
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That's what I was referring to, and my question still stands, sadly.

Can someone recommend a specific PSU since the actual amount of watts isn't much help?
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well how many watts did the link in ste's part say you needed??
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I highly reccomend against using ones that come with cases.

This is the one you should buy.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103929

but, if you only want to spend 49.99 get the 450 watt forton.
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well how many watts did the link in ste's part say you needed??
It didn't specify, it just said the "range" of the system, and different sites hold different setups to be in different ranges. I had an idea, but wasn't sure.

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I highly reccomend against using ones that come with cases.

This is the one you should buy.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817103929

but, if you only want to spend 49.99 get the 450 watt forton.
Yeah, I figured I'd just buy a different case and get my own, but without much knowledge on the subject (prior to now, that is), I hadn't been sure.

Thanks for the recommendations.
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