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How many watts do I need for my new psu?

By wickedwow
Nov 1, 2007
  1. I just fried my psu yesterday, probably a short circut or something anyway, I was considering a new psu, however i'm not sure how many watts i should use.

    Here's my pc specs.

    Asus M2N motherboard
    Nvidia Gefore 7800gt 254mb
    1024mb DDR2 Ram PC6400
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+
    250 gb hardisc, ehm if there is anything more y'all need to know just post.

    I'am trying to cut the expenses to a minimum, don't have a lot of cash at the moment. Any suggestions on which power supply?
     
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    I calculated the total of your power requirement. It leaves you the... 387W, including your 2 DVD Burner.

    So your safe bet is 400W to 450W, which it is very typical

    You can pick it up for about 20 to 80 bucks per unit at computer store.
     
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    It is too much, dustin

    I calculated that WickedWow only need 400 to 450W.

    Newegg is a good bet.
     
  5. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    cost to much or to much w, you can never have to much w
     
  6. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

  7. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    the 7800gt Requires Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply. and you never want to have to bear Minimum, always go for more that you need
     
  8. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

  9. wickedwow

    wickedwow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i gotta agree with dustin, i'll go for the 500w, cuz 400w doesn't sound right, the one i fried i think was actually 450w or something...
    Anywhooo thanks for the help! btw newegg doesn't help me, i live in Europe :p
     
  10. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    Newegg ships to EU also.
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Taken from HERE.

    I believe they do or are going to ship to Canada.

    I don`t think Newegg ships to the EU as yet. whether they will in the future remains to be seen.

    Regards Howard :)
     
     
  12. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    Wow... I think it is time for me to double up the coffee...

    Wicked you can pick it up from www.tigerdirect.com, perhaps?
     
  13. Row1

    Row1 TS Maniac Posts: 359   +9

  14. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

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