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    i currently have a 250 watt power supply and i bought a grip of stuff for my pc and i'm not sure if my power supply can support all of it..... my new system is:

    amd tb 950mhz (not o/c yet)
    ocz goliath w/ ystech hsf
    visiontek geforce3 w/ crystal orb
    netgear 10/100 nic
    2 sunon 80cm case fans
    1 slot fan
    1 50x cd-rom
    1 2/2/24 cd-rw
    1 40 gig
    1 20 gig
    1 ati tv wonder ve

    and a partidge in a pear tree...

    (of course there's the normal, keyboard,and mouse, and usb printer, and scanner (printer port),headphones)

    would my 250 watt support it or would i need to buy a new power supply... preferebbly an enermax whisper 300 or 350 watts????

    please help... Thanks in advanced

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    I'd been running an Athlon 1.1 with heaps of extras and case fans and stuff off a 250W PSU.. so don't get too worried yet. If you plan on doing any OC'ing though, or want to be on the safe side, then definitely invest in a larger PSU... It's your choice what you get. If you can afford it, go for a 350W - 400W PSU. That way, you'll never have to worry about lack of power again.

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    I would use at least a 300W for safety's sake..... what brand is your PSU Beefy? If it's a good 250W model it may be OK, but I think 300W will be more appropriate. Or even splurge on a 350W - they're quite cheap these days as well :)
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    I've had two systems running off dodgy, generic 250W PSUs... haven't had a problem with either...

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    You're a very lucky boy then!
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    i might just go with the new power supply cuz i need some y cables and the enermax comes with about 6 or 7 plugs (i only have 4)

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    Enermax powers supplies are also very conservatively rated..... for example if you pay for a 300W model is might power up to 360W - they are Darth's choice!
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