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Old 06-13-2005, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question i need help on the power suply choice!

k i thinkign of gettign this for my "mom" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...37#DetailSpecs

i need to know what kind of 12v ampares i need. i cant find the info in newegg or the gigabyte so any help. what whould the minimum be.?

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Old 06-13-2005, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If she's not a gamer (he he) get something under 300 watts.

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Old 06-13-2005, 01:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You will need a 20pin PSU. I recomend getting one from Thermaltake, Antec or OCZ (last two are pricey, but are worth it.)

What are your other specs, so we can sugest a wattage.

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Old 06-13-2005, 01:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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a seprom 2800 and a 40 gig hd a dvdrw that is the rest is intergraded
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think u can use any power supply over 350 and its good if its one of the good brands like enermax etc but any power supply over 300 watts shud be enuf. Specially if u r on a tight budget.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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alright thxs everybody
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Old 06-13-2005, 03:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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im no expert but i once had a craptastic power supply (my first computer) and then one day it exploded and fried my mobo, video card, and a hard drive. lost my whole computer and files in one fell swoop.

from that day foward i was an Antec man and they've never let me down. basically, dont get cheap on your power supply!!!

another tidbit, from an engineers perspective, usually power supplies come with an efficiency rating. if you leave your computer on a lot, spend a few extra bucks and get a high efficiency to save power. >70% efficiency is about average but i'm pretty sure there are models out there with closer to 80% efficiency. for the life of me i can't remember who makes them.

your computer's power supply uses almost as much power when its idle as it does when its under "full load" so that efficiency becomes important over time.

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