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Eden1

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Well, I would buy a PSU that will carry you through the next couple years. So if you think you might get a Core 2 Duo with lots of RAM and nice graphics card, buy a PSU that will meet those needs now, then you will not have to buy another later.


Yes that's what i have in mind , the present RAM ( 2x 1gb DDR2) is only pretty recent so ideally i'd like to use that in a replacement (compatible) mobo .
I definitely see the sense in going for a good make PSU ,ie corsair of a sensible wattage (around 400-450 w) -i'm not intending to load anything excessive beyond a standard set up .
Any PSU suggestions to suit these requirements ?
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I like Corsair PSUs, but I am not sure I would call 400W sensible these days. 550 - 650 would be more so, assuming adequate current on the 12V rail, and to future proof your purchase. It is important to remember the computer draws from the wall what it needs, not what the PSU can deliver.
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Hi Digerati ,
Yes point taken ..i was mainly thinking of the size of the unit in the current setup and basically going up about a third higher again thinking that will be sufficient .
But i will think again - especially if/when i upgrade the mobo etc .

thanks for your advice , much appreciated .
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