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Re: 300 Watts Powersupply for Athlon64 + Radeon 9800Pro?

 
 
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      Sep 30th, 04, 12:35 AM
300 "generic" watts is actually far less than 300 watts into a real world
load at the computer's operating temperature. Time to upgrade your PSU.

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> I'm building a gaming computer with the following parts:
>
> Athlon 64 3000+ CPU
> Socket 754 Motherboard
> ATI Radeon 9800 Pro video card
> 1 GB DDR RAM
> 80 GB Hard Drive
> DVD/CDROM Drive
> Audigy 2 ZS
>
> plus the CPU fan, motherboard fan, the the fan for the power supply.
>
>
> I already own a computer case with a *generic* 300W power supply.
> When I upgrade my PC with the parts I listed above, will the 300-Watt
> power supply suffice? Or would that be a very bad idea?
>
> The saleslady at the PC store I visited insisted that I'll need a
> 350-Watt power supply to go with all the other things I bought. I
> told her I already had a 300-Watt power supply at home.



 
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