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    How Much Power?

    Building a new computer system, only I've not got enough for a new case/PSU yet, so wondered if my current 350W supply would be enough for the time being. New system not amazing spec but is quite a bit more than I have now.

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
    1GB RAM (upgrading to 2GB when money allows)
    Geforce 7600 GT
    1 SATA HDD
    2 Optical Drives
    PCI Wireless Card

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    • amjedm's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A8N-Sli Premium
      • CPU:
      • Athlon X2 4200 S939 + Scythe Ninja rev A
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Corsair DDR PC3200
      • Storage:
      • Samsung T 160GB Sata in Scythe Quiet Box
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 6600 256MB + Cooling Mod
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Noisetaker 485 (fanless) - lower chamber P180 fan doing the PSU cooling
      • Case:
      • P180 (modded - easier cable routing, front and rear grills cut)
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
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      • LG 22" WTQ?
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      • O2 8MB (Standard)
    Quote Originally Posted by imroberts View Post
    Building a new computer system, only I've not got enough for a new case/PSU yet, so wondered if my current 350W supply would be enough for the time being. New system not amazing spec but is quite a bit more than I have now.

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
    1GB RAM (upgrading to 2GB when money allows)
    Geforce 7600 GT
    1 SATA HDD
    2 Optical Drives
    PCI Wireless Card
    What make is the psu?

    A decent brand may be able to handle the spec. A no name psu is a different story.

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    It's a Hiper

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    • amjedm's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A8N-Sli Premium
      • CPU:
      • Athlon X2 4200 S939 + Scythe Ninja rev A
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Corsair DDR PC3200
      • Storage:
      • Samsung T 160GB Sata in Scythe Quiet Box
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 6600 256MB + Cooling Mod
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Noisetaker 485 (fanless) - lower chamber P180 fan doing the PSU cooling
      • Case:
      • P180 (modded - easier cable routing, front and rear grills cut)
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 22" WTQ?
      • Internet:
      • O2 8MB (Standard)
    I don't know the answer.

    I don't particularly rate the Hipers. I'm sure I read on this forum that newer Hipers aren't as good as the older ones as they moved manufacturing?

    The psu may do the job but if it were my computer I would invest in a better psu.

    Just my opnion, others will probably disagree.

    Is it this one - http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/4971...tts-pc-po.html

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    500W should be more than enough for your specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    The psu may do the job but if it were my computer I would invest in a better psu.
    I couldnt agree more
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    • excalibur2's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • Memory:
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      • Storage:
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      • PSU:
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    Quote Originally Posted by imroberts View Post
    , so wondered if my current 350W supply would be enough for the time being.
    The guys here persuaded me to get the 520w Corsair, have it on order from Scan now, special offer with a few ££s off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    Can't be sure of the exact model but it's probably that one. Cost me a lot more than that when I bought it though lol

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    • amjedm's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A8N-Sli Premium
      • CPU:
      • Athlon X2 4200 S939 + Scythe Ninja rev A
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Corsair DDR PC3200
      • Storage:
      • Samsung T 160GB Sata in Scythe Quiet Box
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 6600 256MB + Cooling Mod
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Noisetaker 485 (fanless) - lower chamber P180 fan doing the PSU cooling
      • Case:
      • P180 (modded - easier cable routing, front and rear grills cut)
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 22" WTQ?
      • Internet:
      • O2 8MB (Standard)
    Quote Originally Posted by imroberts View Post
    Can't be sure of the exact model but it's probably that one. Cost me a lot more than that when I bought it though lol
    2-3 years ago I was about to buy the same psu or an older model of it from KustomPCS. Their supplier messed them around and I ended up buying a different psu (Fortron or Seasonic).

    The only review I had read at the time wasn't a favourable one and the psu was relatively new at the time (IIRC).

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    2-3 years ago I was about to buy the same psu or an older model of it from KustomPCS
    says it all power requirements have increased astronomically particularly shifting from 5v & 3.3v to 12v. you should be looking for a minimum of around 26A max load on the 12v rail. I doubt that the 350 will have more than 18A.

    If £ is tight look around Power Supply Units - 460w - 485w 480W Tagan TG480-U01 is good value & was my last PSU gave great service with 28A 12v. But in personnaly i'd sooner pay a bit more & get a unit around 550w which will save money in the long term as it will have the power to last you longer probably a couple of builds.

    luck

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