Build a PC Power requirement question

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mholt82

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when it comes to power usage im not that up to date i currently have a 250watt power supply that came with a plain jane case , im running a pentium duo core 3.0ghz processor 2 gigs of ram and a 256meg nvidia video card i saw a new case at best buy that came with a 500watt power supply how do i know if that kind of power would be right for what im running, would to much power blow my motherboard ? i was highly advised to up my power supply a friend was amazed my computer was running to begin with.
 

raybay

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Power supply problems relate mainly to video graphics. I suggest you get a quality power supply from the list of power supplies on this forum you can find with a search. Certainly 400 or 500 watts is a good choice, if it has steady output.
 

Matthew

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You're probably better off hand picking (or having a trustworthy person) hand pick you an aftermarket PSU. The ones that come with cases are rarely of a decent quality.

Can you post your current motherboard model?
 
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