View Full Version : What type of PSU?

30-04-2008, 01:44 PM
What kind of psu will i need for a Gigabyte p35 DS4 and serial SATA hdd
ATX 12V V 2.01 will this work? what does that v2.01 mean?

30-04-2008, 02:15 PM
can anyoneplease help

30-04-2008, 02:27 PM
Any modern PSU should work just fine. For your purposes versioning probably doesn't matter.

What does matter is the output in Watts. What graphics cards are going to go on it? If it's nothing particularly flash then 500W should be overkill, but they're cheap, so I'd go with a Silversone.

This is a good one (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=355114).

30-04-2008, 02:27 PM
you'll need to be a bit more specific, a list of all the hardware to run of the psu would be good.

If you plan to use a high end graphics card a good quality ATX PSU up around the 550 - 600W range is needed.

For a general purpose machine 400W is sufficient for most people.

The V2.01 refers to the ATX standard the psu complies with - I believe this means it will have sata power connectors, 24 pin mb connectors, pci-e etc.
Older standard ATX supplies must sometimes use adaptors for newer hardware, although they are generally still ok.

To answer you original question, yes it will work - providing it is of sufficient wattage

30-04-2008, 02:28 PM
Something decent, quality brands like Enermax.

500w minimum.
The higher the amps on the +12v the better. As a rough guide.

Some have 2 or more +12v rails.........

30-04-2008, 11:29 PM
i have a 8600GTS XXX would i need more power than 500W?

30-04-2008, 11:42 PM
the motherboard and video card would use the most in the way of power usage so a higher wattage supply (500W peak 450W nominal) would do, the next power hungry devices are hard drives, optical drives, other drives and the lowest power hungry devices are fans. the version number is the ATX version, V1.0 is the older atx connection (20 pins) V2 has a newer plug with 24 pins or a clip on plug with the 4 pins so you can use it on older ATX motherboards easier

01-05-2008, 12:04 AM
Ok cheers mate, i got 2 hdd and the normal optical drives dvd/cd floppy makes little difference ay?

01-05-2008, 10:41 AM
i have a 8600GTS XXX would i need more power than 500W?

I have 2 x 8800GTS on a 650w Enermax.