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Power Supply requirements (wattage)

by WinHue / October 13, 2004 5:08 AM PDT

What wattage of power supply would you reccomend for the following system?

((I'm homebuilding this, it'll be my second homebuilt system, used mainly for gaming and media stuff so SPEED is the number one need))

Case: RaidMAX Virgo 811 (comes with 420W PS)
MB: MSI 67023-020
Processor: Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939
Processor Cooling Unit: Zalman CNPS 7000A
RAM: 2x Kingston 1GB DDR400 kits (4x512MB)
HDD: 2x WD Raptor 36 GB HDD (Raid 0)
Video: ATI All-in Wonder 9600XT
DVD/CD R/W: Toshiba 8x4x12x DVD+-RW/32x CD-RW

Add on the built in 120mm and 80mm fans on this case (I'll prob add another 120mm). Do you think the 420 W PS provided with the case will have ample power to take care of all this shtuff?

(BTW, this will all cost me less than $1500 to build and it'll smoke any pre-built system from Dell or the like, I think. Your feedback would be appreciated)

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Re: Power Supply requirements (wattage) + 100 Watts please
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2004 5:57 AM PDT
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Re: Power Supply requirements (wattage) + 100 Watts please
by WinHue / October 13, 2004 6:22 AM PDT

Let me be the first to say that you sir are a fricking genius.

This is your world, I'm just living in it.

What do you think about the system configuration? Enough power for the price point?

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939 = DUAL CORE FUTURE or ..."Good choice"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2004 6:29 AM PDT
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Re: Power Supply requirements (wattage) + 100 Watts please
by WinHue / October 13, 2004 6:25 AM PDT

Oh, as an aside, thanks to that article I've decided to go with an antec true control 550. Can't hurt to have power in reserve, it'll allow me to run the thing at lower fan settings. This system is also supposed to be QUIET.


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Good choice...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2004 6:26 AM PDT

That will keep that section of the system happy.


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