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Old 08-04-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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I am thinking of buying a new case and it doesn't come with a power supply. How do I know what kind of power supply I need?

For what it's worth, I have an Asus P4P800S motherboard and a P4, 3.2 GHz processor.
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:38 PM   #2
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what else are you going to be running in this tower? (vid cards, ram, aud cards, etc)
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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what else are you going to be running in this tower? (vid cards, ram, aud cards, etc)
Here is what I am running now. I plan on upgrading the hard drive, the video and sound cards and I'd like connections for a few fans.

3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4

Maxtor 6E040L0 [Hard drive] (41.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n

LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S [CD-ROM drive]
LITE-ON LTR-52327S [CD-ROM drive]

Board: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P4P800S Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz

1536 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 1024 MB (serial number SerNum0)
Slot 'DIMM1' has 512 MB

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MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:51 PM   #4
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you wouldnt need anything above a 450watt. A 450w would do the trick for that, but if you really wanted to be safe you could get a 475w... I dont think that you would need to get anything more than that. It should work fine.
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a key advice, before you buy your psu:

I heard a friend buy an asus motherboard, and it required a certain psu. So just make sure that what ever psu you are going to purchase, is compatible with your mobo.
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U could get one with 500W. That way when u want to upgrade again u can still use the same PSU.
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a key advice, before you buy your psu:

I heard a friend buy an asus motherboard, and it required a certain psu. So just make sure that what ever psu you are going to purchase, is compatible with your mobo.

Any clue how I can find that out?? Also, what type? ATX??
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:14 PM   #8
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i believe atx... but you can check out asus' website www.asus.com. i believe that is it.
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Visit this site: http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
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yeah, 400, 450Watts should do you fine.
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