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Old 07-20-2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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im not sure how power supplies on computers work. Im afraid of getting one with 2 much wattage, thinking it will fry my computer. Im afraid of getting one with 2 lil wattage, making it unstable... can i use a power supply with more than enough wattage, or do i hav to get one that is almost exact to the amount my parts use?
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:04 PM   #2
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You can have wayyyy more than enough, your computer will only use as much as is necessary, it won't take all of it and die.
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:50 PM   #3
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lol its not liek injecting heiroin, your computer wont injest it all at once, it jsut uses it like it needs to. i would suggest a 500w psu
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:51 PM   #4
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Yeah, and not a 20 dollar 500w one! Get an expensive one from enermax or thermaltake!
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:54 PM   #5
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or the aspire alien-x isnt all that bad, kinda loud though, but it glows blue!
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:57 PM   #6
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ok the heroin concept made sense to me...
i'll prolly grab that glowy blue thingy sweeeet.
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:58 PM   #7
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get the OCZ powerstream 520 if you want one of the best 500 watt psu's.
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:14 PM   #8
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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...5&Sku=ULT31562

this looks pretty nice, but it says below (connectors) p4 and xeon which are both intel processors. will this psu work with an amd athlon 64 3000+?
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Old 07-21-2005, 12:46 AM   #9
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i heard the cords for that break easily, and yes it will work for both Intel and AMD computers.
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