power supply

  Brian-318590 20:51 30 Dec 03
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hi can anyone tell me if i need a bigger power supply i,m getting a 2800 333fsb cpu in my system it has a 300w just now, i,ve got 1 cd drive 1 cdrw,2 hard drives 1x40 1x20 fx 5600 graffics card 3200 memory 512mbs how do i know if i need a bigger supply?

  hugh-265156 20:53 30 Dec 03

rough guide click here

  Brian-318590 20:58 30 Dec 03

hi thanks that answers my question i,m about 100watts short

Good link!

  mrdsgs 21:38 30 Dec 03

the qtec 550w for around £25 has served me very well in several systems buta bit noisy

enermax make wonderful psus and i have 3 of them. The 565 is virtually silent but they do retail at over £100 and they now make a 680w version!

mrdsgs

i've also got the qtec gold 550w psu , which as you say is a bit noisy , do you think that relacing the internal fans (i've had to do one already cos it died) with silent ones would be cheaper than buying a silent psu.

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