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« on: March 16, 2004, 08:45:22 PM »

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What power supply would i need for a Pentium 4 2.8ghz CPU?

Would 400W be enough?
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2004, 01:04:16 AM »

The main thing to look for is the rail voltage.If you look at my signature spec you will see 12v 5v and 3.3 they are in amps.Dont go below these figures and it will supply all the power you will need to run all the latest graphics cards and also your future needs. Be careful in what you buy as they do make PSU's of over 400w that dont match these specification. People wonder why their computer dont boot up properly or the sound or graphics cards dont work.All because they are not getting the correct power supply.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2004, 10:41:28 PM »

i think 400w is sufficient, but you've gotta look at the wide picture. are you running top of line components because all these do add up.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 08:32:44 AM »

Yeah all my components will be top line stuff
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004, 10:24:25 PM »

again 400w is sufficient but i also forgot to ask if your running tonnes of mods that require an iternal power supply. these add up as well. all components use up a certain amount of wattage as long as your total wattage doesn't exceed the 400w mark it should be no problem but just like 'pancake' says you've gotta look at the specs. for example some fans use between 3 and 15 watts (i think) so if you've got 4 huge case fans that's a total of 60 watts already used up just to supply the airflow, also if you've got 5.25 bay speakers, or modded your graphics card with a third party VGA cooler that uses up wattage too. sorry if i've gotten carried away.
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