Power Supply

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mark1, Dec 7, 2000.

  1. Mark1

    Mark1 Guest

    I've done just about a complete rebuild. T'bird, KT7 Raid, Ultra, Soundcard, LS120, 1 13Gig H/D, DVD, total fans inside case = 4.<P>My power supply is 200 W and I think this is not good as I hear the fans slow very slightly when navigating the mouse around the screen etc....<P>So if I upgrade power supply would this help stability? 3d performance?<P>How much power, I was considering 300 watts?<P>Also is there anything I need to consider about a power unit? do they come as standard sizes for a tower case? <P>At computor fairs they have loads of second hand ones lying about (inexpensive) do I need to be carefull when selecting and are connector pins the same?<P>Loads of questions sorry.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.guru3d.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>As usual thanks in advance.<P>Mark
     
  2. 200 Watts is indeed very low .. hehe, your fans are slowing down when you move your mouse ?? I'd be running to the store for a new power supply right now !<P>Indeed it will enhance stability especially with your system. Go buy at least a 200 Watts PS, one size fits all. You need to make sure that you buy an ATX power supply though. Especially on fairs there are a lot of old AT PS'es being sold. That connector will definately not for on your mainboard:}<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.guru3d.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR><P>------------------<BR>Hilbert Hagedoorn - Chief Editor<BR>- "Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else."
     
  3. Mark1

    Mark1 Guest

    Thanks Hilbert, one thing do you mean 300 watts not 200?<P>Mark
     
  4. Sorry, of course I ment 300 Watts :}<P>------------------<BR>Hilbert Hagedoorn - Chief Editor<BR>- "Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else."
     

  5. 4.6POWER

    4.6POWER Guest

    I would recommend antec or enermax.<P>------------------<BR>-4.6
     

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