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Old 07-02-2006, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, what would the minimum watts on a PSU be to run this system:
AMD AM2 3200+
Gigabyte 6600GT GPU 256MB
512MB DDR2-533 GeIL RAM
160GB SATA2 HDD
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I have a 200w and a 250w PSU, would either of those scrape the bare minimum to run this (no OCing)?
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Old 07-02-2006, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Umm... I doubt it. If it did, it might cause some problems. I'd take the safe route and get a 400W. Higher if you plan on upgrading that computer again in the future.
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Yeah I would say you are safe with a 400 Watt. Even a 380 could run it if the amps are good enough.
Don't count on the 250 working.
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Thanks, so which one of these would be better:
http://ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecifica...?ItemID=344055
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http://ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecifica...?ItemID=111469
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Stuff costs a lot more in New Zealand . I looked them both up on Newegg for more details, and I recommend the Thermaltake. A Newegg review said the CoolerMaster isn't PCI-E compatible.
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So the thermaltake is fully compadible with my config?
Or is there a better one for around $90 NZD on www.ascent.co.nz?
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About the thermaltake, it says its ATX version is 1.3, what does that mean?
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Could you recommend whether i should use:
Thermaltake 420w PSU
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/P...9r/w00089r.asp
Cooler Master 430w PSU
http://www.coolermaster.com/index.ph...Xtreme%20Power
Personally im leaning towards the CM because it has SATA and ATX 2 (and cooler looking), what do you guys think?
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