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Old 05-05-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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i want a gaming computer, but, im not sure what kind of power supply i need to get....how many watts do i need to get, with an amd processer, and an asus motherbored?
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:27 PM   #2
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hmm it depends. It's going to be the Video card that will take the most power out of the system. These days I wouldn't go any lower than 450watt's if its a full fledged machine. Mines a 500watt's and runs perfectly. I wouldn't see for most computers why you'd need more than that, unles its powering lots and lots of devices like for instance a SLI board runing two video cards.
Even then, 500watts would probably be sufficent
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Thats good but make sure your getting a quality PSU if your buying it at a store feel how heavy they are...the heavier the better
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Yeah thats true, though I don't know why. Is it the materials or something?
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no not always, Aluminum is lighter than steel, and most aluminum ones are better, if i were you I'd go and get urself an OCZ modstream 520w, just install and forget it, it wont give you any probs.
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:25 PM   #6
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well. i have seen power supplies, that have fans in them, and the fans are neon....i want one of those, and the brand i think is aspire, and its 550 watts, should i go with aspire, cause i also wanna get the blue led fans
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