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diggeryo

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I'd appreciate some advice.

It is time for me to replace my current system. However, the days of my building my own systems are in the past, other than adding a few peripherals. So I want to purchase a pre-built system. I've been looking at this system:

http://www.newegg.co...3244&Tpk=am3300

Other than what's already in the system, I want to add two PCI cards for a phone modem and a wireless NIC. I also have a portable USB hard drive that, when I connect it to the system, will draw its power entirely from USB (it does not have an external power source). With this in mind, the thing that concerns me about the pre-built system is that it has only a 300w power supply.

Do you think I should be concerned by the power supply? And instead look for a system with a more powerful power supply?

thanks,
mike.
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stettybet0

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Those add-ons will not be a problem for the PSU. The PCI devices will not draw much power (almost certainly under 10W), and a USB 2.0 port can only draw 2.5W at most.

Edited by stettybet0, 24 July 2010 - 03:05 PM.

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Thank you for you input, stettybet0!!
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