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Dead PSU. How much do I need?


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SBandit

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I recently purchased a new video card that required, at least, a 350W PSU. Being that's what I had (my PSU was 350W...oops) , I plugged it all in and set it up and played away. It worked great the first day and for about an hour on the second, then, sometime during the time while I was gone, it just died. When I hit the power button to turn it back on, the lights and fans would flash then die again.

So I ran a few tests and determined that the PSU was dead.

Seeing that I have a DVD-RAM, CD-RW, 2 HDDs, and a vid card that requires at least 350W, what would you recommend for a power supply?
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Hi,

If you could list your full system specs I am sure others will give you recommendations but in general for what you already stated a Antec true seriers 480W will power just about any modern system.

Rick
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Sorry...here's the rundown (taken from the part themselves)
Mobo - 7vt600P-RZ(-C)
Processor - Athlon XP 3000+
Vid Card - GeForce 6600GT
Sound Card - Philips PSC60X Series
HDD - WD Caviar 307AA 30.7 GB
HDD - Baracuda 7200.7 120 GB
DVD-RAM - GSA-4040B
CD-RW - GCE-8400B

If you could give me an estimate on what I need for those, as well as if it would make any difference without the CD-RW, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

Edited by SBandit, 17 May 2005 - 09:15 PM.

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bump....just want to get this solved, please. :tazz:
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Component Wattage Required
Motherboard 15-30
Low-End CPU 20-50
Mid To High-End CPU 40-100
RAM 7 per 128MB
PCI Add-In Card 5
Low To Mid-Range Graphics 20-60
High-End Graphics 60-100
IDE Hard Drive 10-30
Optical Drives 10-25
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one of the best sources of info on power supplies that I have found....

http://www.hardforum...isplay.php?f=93
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try anandtech they have a few power supplies and reviews of them. (great site for all other kinds of hard and software to)
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