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    what is the recommended minimum Psu for the following setup

    Amd Barton 2800+
    2 Hard Drives
    1 gig of Ram
    1 floppy drive
    1 Dvd Burner Drive
    1 Dvd Drive
    5950 Ultra
    2 case fans
    6 usb ports
    5.1 sound card


    The reason i ask is im looking to upgrade my case i would like to no what size PSu to be looking for

    currently i reckon the PSU is under 300 and i dont reckon enough juice is been sent around the system

    Cheers in advance
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    I'd get at least a quality 400W PSU, although I recommend you get more than that.

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    cool i take on board what you are saying what can i expect from an increase in PSU size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Classlessmetal
    cool i take on board what you are saying what can i expect from an increase in PSU size?
    Greater overall system stability and more headroom for future expansion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Classlessmetal
    what is the recommended minimum Psu for the following setup

    Amd Barton 2800+
    2 Hard Drives
    1 gig of Ram
    1 floppy drive
    1 Dvd Burner Drive
    1 Dvd Drive
    5950 Ultra
    2 case fans
    6 usb ports
    5.1 sound card

    The reason i ask is im looking to upgrade my case i would like to no what size PSu to be looking for

    currently i reckon the PSU is under 300 and i dont reckon enough juice is been sent around the system

    Cheers in advance
    Just as a suggestion why not take a look at Antec's Performance Plus 1080AMG case as it has good case airflow properties and comes with an excellent 430W PSU plus the price is pretty reasonable (there's also a window version, PlusView 1000AMG).

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    Think may have found a bargain anyone everheard of a zorro case Ł50 side panel window 3 fans 400w psu in a choice of colors as well
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    160gig Sata x 2

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    Never heard of Zoro b4 but if that's the same as the ones shown here then they're ok as they're made by the same company that makes Antec, Chieftec, etc,..., but how good the PSU will be I couldn't say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classlessmetal
    Think may have found a bargain anyone everheard of a zorro case Ł50 side panel window 3 fans 400w psu in a choice of colors as well
    First, a link would be helpful. :D

    In PSU's:
    Quality/brand name first
    wattage second.

    Be wary of companies you never heard from. With low prices you risk a low quality PSU, no matter what the wattage is you can end up with power fluctuations which can result in system crashes and instability.

    For good AND relatively cheap cases, which include a good PSU, look to Antec or Enlight. For a great case (though again you have to worry about the PSU) look at the Aspire X-Dreamer II.
    Review at the bottom of this page.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    and more headroom for future expansion.
    Some things you should consider before purchasing.

    If you can wait… wait.

    Intel will be release a new to form factor later this year. Check this thread for more info on Intel’s BTX.

    Another thing to consider is the new products will be coming out in the next couple of months. The next generation of vid cards from both nVideo and ATI. PCI Express. New CPU’s and new CPU sockets.

    Also note, the kit you choose might benefit more from a stronger processor and could loose the 256 megabytes of video ram. By the time 256 MB of vRAM becomes useful the it will be underpowered and you will probably want to upgrade it anyways.

    I await being corrected.
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    Wiggo you were right that is the case here is the link

    http://www.planetmicro.co.uk/product...ckcode=M002518

    reckon im gonna go for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeyTheBalrog


    If you can wait… wait.

    Intel will be release a new to form factor later this year. Check this thread for more info on Intel’s BTX.

    Another thing to consider is the new products will be coming out in the next couple of months. The next generation of vid cards from both nVideo and ATI. PCI Express. New CPU’s and new CPU sockets.

    Also note, the kit you choose might benefit more from a stronger processor and could loose the 256 megabytes of video ram. By the time 256 MB of vRAM becomes useful the it will be underpowered and you will probably want to upgrade it anyways.
    If you play the waiting game your always going to be waiting in tech, not to mention its best off to leave first gen. technology and wait for bugs to be found and such anyway. Also, BTX will take quite a long time to catch on IMHO, as well will PCI-E. Just my two :2cents:

    Ah, also he's got plenty of processing power for the setup there

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