What psu to use?
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03-12-2011, 1:03 PM
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NIce one fellas,cool,i think ill get that Alpine one,11.99,thatll do.
I wouldn't recommend it, anything with such unlikely specs (500W for just £11) is likely to be rather poor quality. Stick with the scaleo one if possible as you know that works reliably.
The information you want from the PSU should be on a label on the side of the PSU. The important bits are the paired voltage and amperage figures, For example:
+3.3v +5v +12V 6A 10A 14A
And so on (there will probably be a few more).
With no graphics card and a relatively low-end CPU about 300W should be fine unless you're planning to overclock or something, the important figure will be the +12V line.
Power supply connectors have changed over time, there's a page detailing them
. Specifically you want to check whether the PSU provides a 24-pin (or 20 + 4 pin) motherboard connector, a 4 pin ATX +12 connector and, if you're going for a new hard drive or DVD drive, SATA power connectors.
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