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    Which PSU?

    Right, I'm thinking about getting a new PSU for my server, but I'm not too sure if it will definately need it or which one to get.

    My current spec is:
    Enermax Noistaker 480w
    Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2
    Athlon XP3200+
    1GB Corsair VSM
    Bog standard 32mb PCI Graphics card
    Sony Floppy
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    1 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax 9 or 10 SATA in Coolermaster CoolDrive 6
    1 300GB Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA in Coolermaster CoolDrive 5
    2 80GB Maxtor D740X IDE
    2 300GB Maxtor DiamondMax 10 IDE
    All in a nice Lian-Li PC1100 case

    The 2 300GB IDE drives haven't been put in yet, but I will do as soon as I get the PSU issue sorted. The PSU I have in there has been running no problems, but I don't wanna kill it. I'm also thinking about putting watercooling in it soon as it makes a bit of a noise and generates a hell of a lot of heat. I would also like to, at some point, get a SATA controller and replace the 2 80GB IDE's with larger SATA drives so I want to account for this in my PSU choise, I don;t want to have to keep getting a new PSU everytime I put a new piece of hardware in.

    I reckon an Enermax Noisetaker 600w should do the job with no problems at all, or would this be overkill? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

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    how many amps on the 12v rail of your current psu?

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    I don't know

    This is the link for it.
    http://www.enermax.com.tw/products_p...Gid=18&Gid2=46

    Says something like 32, that sound about right?

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    32a is more than enough, you should be fine wiht that psu

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    Even for all the future upgrades that I wanna stick in it? Or could I keep it for now and look into it again when I decide to put watercooling in and things?

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    • blueball's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z270 - HD3P
      • CPU:
      • i7-7700K (4 x 4.2GHz plus HT)
      • Memory:
      • Team Group Vulcan T-Force 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C14 2400MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe PCIE M.2 plus Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG Strix OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850 850 W Full Modular 80 Plus Platinum
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 330R Ultra Silent Midi Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Ultimate x64 (using wufuc to allow Win7 to run on this CPU)
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    I have one of these:

    http://www.thermaltake.com/purepower...0049atx12v.htm

    and I'm very impressed with it. Pretty future proof too and colour coded cables which looks very smart. It has two 15A 12V rails AND a separate 8A 12V rail for the CPU giving a total of 38A on +12V. Pretty quiet too.. Worth considering IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFiSH
    Even for all the future upgrades that I wanna stick in it? Or could I keep it for now and look into it again when I decide to put watercooling in and things?
    wait til you get watercooling and then get either an ocz powerstream 600w or a pcp&c 510w sli. either of those will cover for all your need with room to spare. in fact if you have the money you could upgrade to the pcp&c now (but it comes at a price). luckily psu's arent things that get outdated easily so it will do you for a long time to come.

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    Excellent, thanks for your adive, muchly appreciated!!

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