CORRECT PSU for my package???

By easystreet
Oct 11, 2006
  1. hi, I have recently gathered the pc bits that I wanted and was wandering what psu rating i should be using? I have a 480w at the moment.

    my system will be

    abit IC7, 800fsb
    pentium 4 sck 478 prescott 3.0e/ 800/ 1mb
    n vidia a310 / 256MB graphics
    dvd rw, cd rw
    2xhard drives.

    thanks, easystreet:)
  2. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    This PSU calculator should help.

    Remember wattage is not the only important rateing Amperage (A) on the 12V line is also extremely important. The psu should also be from a quality brand (Antec,Enermax,FSP,PC Power & Cooling,Seasonic) many cheep brands overrate their PSUs and lack protection circuicts.
  3. easystreet

    easystreet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    many thanks.

    thanks mate that was a magic help. :)
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