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Old 07-03-2004, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do I Need a Better Power Supply?

The computer I'm gonna build:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+($223)
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo Platnium nForce3-250Gb($124)
RAM: Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200($233)
Video Card: ATI x800pro ($425)
Case: Antec SLK3700-BQE($77)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 zs($80)
Hard Drive: Seagate 160GB 7200RPM SATA($116)
CD/DVD ROM: Lite-On Black 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, Model SOHW-812S ($71)
Floppy: NEC 1.44MB Black Internal Floppy Drive, OEM ($11)

The case comes with a 350W antec psu, quiet edition or something like that, for someone's who's not overclocking, do I need a stronger PSU? If so, I heard thermaltake is good, any recomendations?

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Old 07-03-2004, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-03-2004, 08:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes you need a better power supply, that antec will not hold up. From personal experience I only recommend fortron for psu's, the thermaltake ones are pretty bad.

Here, get this psu

You will not regret it, their psu's rock.
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