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Old 08-30-2006, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default How do I know how big of a PSU I should get?

Hey, might be a stupid question, but this is my first build and I wanna know if the 500watt PSU that comes with my case is good enough
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: How do I know how big of a PSU I should get?

well, what are your specs?
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:13 PM   #3
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:17 PM   #4
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500 will be fine but depends what make the PSU is that comes with your case. Some makes aren't very good.
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I was planning on getting this one I think.
Broadway Com 500W Mid Tower ATX/Micro ATX PC Case 6 bays w/ Front LED Temp Display 82-4HL-BK
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http://www.extreme.outervision.com/

Get your spec sheet, fill that PSu calactuor up, add it up then go 75 watts or so over what you need and proof your good.

I say 75 watts mainly for upgrade, and effiencey in the PSU reasons.
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Thanks alot man thats perfect.
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