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Power supply calculation

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by @if ®afiq, 2 Jul 2010.

  1. @if ®afiq

    Soldato

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    I am in the process of moving to matx and my current 550W Corsair is overkill for what I need...but I'm unsure what wattage I do need.

    Using the Antec calculator I get 206W for an e8200, 2 x 2GB DDR2, matx mobo, 1 green sata drive, 1 dvd r/w, 1 wifi card and HD2400 - but are there any other recommended sites I can double check on?
     
  2. Marine-RX179

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  3. @if ®afiq

    Soldato

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    Thanks...looks like it's the same engine and gave the same result.

    Now to look for a 350W modular psu with a 120MM fan!
     
  4. Marine-RX179

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    Just grab a Corsair CX400W. Saw it for £29.99 at a large etailer today. But thing you need to spend over £50 for free delivery.
     
  5. Mr Krugga

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    Use what you have already, the efficiency rises up to 50% load so it should be spot on. No need to replace the PSU tbh.
     
  6. Marine-RX179

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    ^This

    How could I have missed it? :p I just suggested a lesser W PSU as the op asked without thinking if it's even necessary or not lol
     
  7. @if ®afiq

    Soldato

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    thanks - I'll leave it as it is :)