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thenotch

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I ordered a ECS 661FX-M7 motherboard (LGA 775) and a Intel Celeron D 3.2GHz CPU the other day from NewEgg.

I am trying to find out what the base requirement is for the power supply. I have an Antec case with a Antec 300W PSU and wondering if that will be sufficient.
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The other components that are recieving power in this system are crucial to know- graphics card, amount of mem, harddrives, optical..etc- it would run, but I would say its kinda giving it aa little power, I wouldnt hesitate to upgrade to a 350-400 to be on the safe side incase you wanted to add something that might need a bit more "umph" to it
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Yeah, I been thinking of that...

The system is pretty doggone basic. I'm not into gaming so the video card is nothing fancy, a Geforce FX5200 128M.

It has a hot-swapable IDE drive bay and a CD-RW/DVD and DVD+R drives.

Lastly it has a Soundblaster Live! (the older, original model).

Thats really it. No reason to add more to it other than speed.

I will probably invest in a 400W+ PSU in the future... if the 300W works for now that will suffice until I get the cash to spring for a larger PSU.
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Its an Antec so i would say you will get away with it its not a power hog of a system and even now most high end systems will be lucky to use 300W under load an older one like that will not need more than 300W at full load.
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agreed, as you stated, your really not in need of something huge to power that system so you should be fine-- save your money unless you start to notice system failures and other problems :whistling:
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