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Which Power Supply should I buy?

By Tru_Snoop
Dec 17, 2005
  1. hey guys;

    i need new power supply(greater than 400W). I currently have 350W which is not that good because I can't run my cpu on full speed. Should I go for generic one, which is cheap....its only 30 bucks. What do u guys think? I also looked for "OptiMax", which is 430W and only for 30 bucks.....Is that better than generic?

    Should I be concerned about the volts or rails? I don't know anything about powersupplies....please help

    my specs:
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (Sp2 installed)
    Case: NETLINK 18IN 350W ATX 3688 CASE /W FRONT USB PORT P4 READY
    Motherboard: ASUS A7V880 SOCKETA KT880 DUAL DDR AGP 5PCI SATA SOUND 1000LAN MOTHERBOARD
    CPU: AMD ATHLON XP 2100+ 256K 266FSB SOCKET A RETAIL BOX (running at 1800+)
    CPU Heatsink: VANTEC AEROFLOW SOCKETA cpu cooler TMD 5600RPM 35.5CFM
    Memory: 1GB PC2700 DDR333 SAMSUNG RAM
    Video Card: ABITR9550-128CDT RADEON 9550 128MB DDR AGP8X
    Hard Drives: 2 X ( WD CAVIAR 80GB INT ATA/100 HD 3.5LP 9MS 8MB 7200RPM OEM)
    cASE FANS = 4 FANS (2 INFLOW, 2 OUTFLOW)

    thanks guys.
     
  2. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    OK
    U dont need a high end one
    buy one for around 60$ from antec, enermax or viewsonic
     
  3. doomsweek

    doomsweek TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Maybe you can use a generic PSU for a while if you dont have enough money, and save 'till you can buy a branded PSU.
     
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