is a 200 watt micro atx psu sufficient?

deviantX

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im building a system around an athlon64 3200, XFX GeForce 6600GT, 1 gig ram, 120 gb segate barracuda and a dvd-rw drive.

i want to put all this in a micro atx case with a 200 watt psu. will 200 watts be enough, or do i need something more powerful?
 

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Probably will need more than that. Use this link:
<A HREF="http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/" target="_new">http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/</A>

to estimate your power needs, then add about 50% to allow a good buffer (most PSU's are rated at peak, and are made to run at about 70% of peak).

Probably will come up with 350 or more.

Mike.
 

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The Micro ATX case you're considering probably comes with an SFX style power supply (a miniature form of ATX). Newegg lists them as Micro ATX, allong with the PS/3 form factor (go figure), and has some with fairly high output.

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6600 GT requires 350W psu. You may get it to run, but most likely you'll have problems. Once the gpu gets under load - it sucks the 3-juice.

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