PSU Requirements?

pauldaft

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If I've just bought:

EPoX EP-9NPA+ Ultra, nForce4 Ultra,ATX Socket-939,S-ATA,GbLAN,Firewire,PCI-Ex16

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0GHz Socket 939, 1MB

Gainward GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express

Do you think my 300W Nexus PSU is going to be enough?

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fishmahn

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Nope.

Mike.

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I'd go with something like this <A HREF="http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=270402" target="_new">Enermax 535W Whisper II model EG565P</A>. If you can't buy that one at ZZF, then get a good quality PSU and I'd say stay in the 500+ watt range.

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fishmahn

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Basically what Rugger said. If you find a high-quality 480-ish watt that'll be ok as well, but that rig needs a lot of power and the power supply is becoming the most important component for a stable system.

Mike.

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I tend to like a little breathing room...Plus that PSU may be good for his next upgrade, too. I know you'll like that as forum cheaparse.

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As long as you go with 450w+ and it is a good name brand such as Antec, Enermax, OCZ you will be fine.....Look at the +12v power. Most good single rail power supplies will offer at least 30A
 

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Get a Enermax Noisetaker 600watt power supply with dual rail 12 volt 35A or some thing of similar caliber for a few dollars more - the computer will run rock solid and as a bonus you don't have to worry about upgrade for a long time !!!