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    Question PSU... what watt?

    ok so im startin to build a computer... and i need a psu... what kind of power requirements would you recommend for a system running a new AMD CPU and mobo, a ATI 9600 GPU, a couple optical drives etcbla bla bla. so how many watts should i get?
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    Default Re: PSU... what watt?

    350 or a 450W, but the real question is, what brand? get a good brand and you will never regret it.

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    Default Re: PSU... what watt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prescott
    350 or a 450W, but the real question is, what brand? get a good brand and you will never regret it.
    By "good brand", he means Enermax

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    cheers Growly, i wouldnt have a clue on what are good PSU's

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    Default Re: PSU... what watt?

    www.overclockers.co.nz

    A number of good brands.

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    Default Re: PSU... what watt?

    32bit - 400+
    64Bit - 500+

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    Default Re: PSU... what watt?

    Quote Originally Posted by jareemon
    ok so im startin to build a computer... and i need a psu... what kind of power requirements would you recommend for a system running a new AMD CPU and mobo, a ATI 9600 GPU, a couple optical drives etcbla bla bla. so how many watts should i get?
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    What AMD CPU will you be using? The faster ones require a more grunty PSU, especially the Athlon 64 3400+. Using anything less than a good 430W PSU with that one will cause problems.

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    .....should i mention I have been running my AMD 64 3000,3 hd,2 optical drives,6600gt all of a 300w prosource psu?
    better Dredd then dead

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    Default Re: PSU... what watt?

    As stated before when it comes to power supplies QUALITY IS BETTER THAN QUANTITY

    Spend your dosh on a good quality brand PSU and then obviously get one that can supply enough power.

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    Default Re: PSU... what watt?

    The single most important thing to look for in a good PSU is the Amps output on the +12v rail.
    You need at least 18 amps, most good quality PSUs have around 24 amps and the very expensive ones have 30 amps or more.

    If you had the choice between a 520W PSU with 18 amps on the +12v rail or a 420W with 24 amps on the +12v rail, go for the 420W.

    Before you buy a PSU, pick it up and feel the weight. Low quality PSUs are very light, whilst the better quality ones are very heavy.

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