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Old 02-01-2004, 04:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problems with power *SORTED*

My PC, recently finished, suffers from intermittent faults like one of the hard drives or optical drives not being detected at startup. When thinking about it, there are quite a few items being powered from a 350 watt PSU.

Computer is detailed in sig, and the Thermaltake case now has 8 fans and a few lights, I would like conformation that this is very likely to be a power shortage, and would be resolved with a 470 watt Tt purepower.

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Try this Place, Pretty Helpful Link. http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/]
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Thanks Kboy, that site calculates a worst case drain of 475 watts, so I guess that’s a confirmation.
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That's a pretty handy little calculator, Put it in your favorites for future use. Glad ya figured it out!
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On having a look around, I am tempted to get this PSU, its not the cheapest I have seen, but got excellent reviews, and looks quite cool. Anyone here used anything similar before, or have an opinion as to something better?

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/...cat=484&page=1
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Very nice dude but I don't know what the amount of that currency is. They're English Pounds right?
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Yes, Pounds Sterling, my guess would be about $190.00 US.
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That's pretty steep for a PSU & Thanks Eagle Dude for the Info!
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Yeh, I know its steep, but I have spent a bloody fortune on the PC already, and it seems a shame to have a ‘weak point’ in the system.
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Then go for it!!! That's what I do, If I got the money then I'll spend it. My PC's worth It!!!
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