Will 180watts be suffcient?

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You probably going to be pulling in excess of 120w -150w at full load, depending on the rest of the system setup, so its going to very tight.
 
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can you just use a shuttle PSU? they go on ebay all the time for £20 for a 200w version or ~£40 for a 250w+ version.
i personally have a shuttle PC40 powering an OC xp4000+, a 7900gt, 2*sata hdds, a single ide hdd, and a dvdrw. the rails are a tiny bit low on it but they are rock steady. anyway just an idea
 
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Power is an interesting one these days. My Core2 rig hardly uses any power really.

Core2 E6700, Geforce 7900GTO (Both at stock)
2 Gig ram
1 320gig Seagate 7200.10
SB X-Fi
Optical Drive, Zip Drive, Floppy drive
4 LED Case fans

Whole system draws 120W at idle, and about 175W when gaming. If I artificially load up the system, with Prime 95 running on the second processor core, and a graphics heavy game on the first core, I can just about get 210W power draw on the system.

Thats measured using a plug in power monitor. Considering the PSU's about 80% efficient, thats actually only around 168W load on the PSU. Hardly surprising that my 500W Seasonic runs cold :)
 
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Corasik, you must recall that the C2D is on a smaller, more energy efficient process than the Turion Mosfet is talking about. That in mind I still think that Mosfet's machine would do OK with that wee ickle PSU.
 
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