PSU POWER?? WHICH TO BUY??

  dcc69 13:49 13 Apr 04
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What is asuitable PSU to buy when it comes to the power?What is a reasonable amount of power? I heard if you have one with too much power your PC may suffer in the long run?


PS.Ecuse ppor grammer, I didnt know how to word it??:S:S:S:S

  poogles_uk 13:57 13 Apr 04

What sort of spec machine is the psu for??

Antec Truepower is supposedly a good make?

  dcc69 14:04 13 Apr 04

Windows XP Home, Jetway Polaris V400 Motherboard, Athlon XP2600+, 512MB PC2700 SDRAM(soon to be 1024), NVidia GeForce FX5900XT Graphics card(124mb),Samsung SP0802N 80GB hard drive, samsung dvdrom, LG cd/rw.

  poogles_uk 14:05 13 Apr 04

At least a 350W, and thats only if its high quality

  poogles_uk 14:07 13 Apr 04

The graphics card is a drainer i believe, and so is the ram.

Here may help you click here

Its not exactly accurate, but it helps give an idea!!!

  poogles_uk 14:09 13 Apr 04

I get about 354W, so a 400 or 450W PSU will do!!

  The_$@!nt 14:10 13 Apr 04

I get that number aswell, so 400 it will be!! Thanks.

  poogles_uk 14:18 13 Apr 04

Enermax or Antec i would reccommend

  Whaty 14:19 13 Apr 04

I recently bought a Q-Tec 400W for £18 from a Computer Fair, it's the Gold model with twin cooling fans. I read a lot of reviews before I bought this and pound for pound it always came out well for quality and reliability. Some reviewers said it was a little noisey but personally I think it's fine.

  poogles_uk 10:17 14 Apr 04

Fair enough, Q-tec aint bad i dont think!!

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