What Power supply?

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Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2002 12:58 am

My dualie board is on the way and I was just wondering did anyone know of any cheap "good" power supply’s or if not just your suggestions in general...thanks for the help, (spending $100 is a plain for a power supply; the board was only $200!!!)
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Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2002 7:24 pm

What chips is the dualie using?

If it's XPs/MPs, you'll want a large power supply... Single XPs systems tend to eat most of a 300W, so I'd probably go for around 431W+, but that's a guestimate FWIW...

If it's a P3 dualie, then you can afford to go much lower on the power supply, but I don't know the actual figures at all, having never heard much about the power consumption of a pentium chip...

Hope this helps,
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Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2002 7:29 pm

Dualie is going to be just 1g durons right now....(will break the bank when the claw and sleghammers come out) so i want a power supply for now and the new higher amd chips (2g and up)
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Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2002 7:30 pm

and i have a cheapy 300w power suply now
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Postposted on Sat Feb 16, 2002 5:48 pm

Hmmm.
An Antec PP-350X (350W) should run you about $59 online, or about $79 retail. An Antec PP-412X (400W) would be about $79 online, or $99 retail. The 350W would be sufficient for dually Durons, might be iffy for dual clawhammers. The 400W should be fine for either.
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Postposted on Tue Apr 23, 2002 12:06 am

400w PSU for sure
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Postposted on Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:29 am

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Postposted on Wed Apr 24, 2002 9:04 am

Did you look at the ones mentioned here?

http://www.tech-report.com/forums/viewt ... ght=#11003
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Postposted on Thu Apr 25, 2002 10:30 pm

make sure you get OVER 400W .. i think AMD recommeds 430 for dual athlon XP's ... if you are buying a PS you want to use for a while... 430 minimum is a good idea. 470 or 520 might not be a bad idea.

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