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Old February 26, 2010, 02:33 PM
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I really don't know much when it comes to lower power PSU's, what psu would be recommended for the P4 rig below. I may be adding another stick of ram and a larger HD but that is about it.


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Processor - Intel P4 2.66GHZ, FSB 533 MHz, L2 Cache 512 Kb, 20X multi
- Northwood 130nm, Socket 487, SL6SK

Motherboard - ASUS P4S533-X Rev. 1.01
- Socket 478
- Memory Type PC2700 333Mhz
- FSB 533Mhz
- AGP 4X

Memory - 1 Stick of PC2700 512mb SpecTEK

Power Supply - Thame Star ATX 400W (Dead Piece of Junk)

Hard Drive - MAXTOR Diamond Max Plus 9 3.5"
- 80Gb ATA/133 HDD

Modem Card PCI - PCtel PCT789T-C
- 9943 a008

Sound Card PCI - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE
- Model SB0570

GPU- Abit Siluro GF4 MX-SE, (64 MB) AGP
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Old February 26, 2010, 03:00 PM
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You really don"t need a more powerfull psu at the moment but since replacement is needed look to the future. Get something 650-850 watts, modular, 2-6 pin pcie, 2-8 pin pcie. No real sence buying a low power psu right now since with your spec"s are saying that eventually the rest of the rig will be upgraded also sometime down the road. As for a brand recommendation OCZ,Silverstone,Corsair.
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I am thinking of a 500W Silverstone strider essential for $53 any experience with this psu?
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It's a lower-quality unit. I would go with something like a 300-350W Seasonic PSU for that machine.
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buy a second hand $15 psu from someone who likes to collect ancient hardware? *cough deadthings*
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Thanks zero, what about the corsair 400cx I would like to buy from bestdirect.ca because they have a couple other things that I need in stock


Buy CORSAIR [CMPSU-400CX] Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400CX 400W ATX 12V 30A Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
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Like I said when I replied to your PM, the CX400 would be a good choice.
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buy a second hand $15 psu from someone who likes to collect ancient hardware? *cough deadthings*
Agree! For a 5-yr old PC, I wouldn't want to spend over $15 to keep it running.
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You could get by on any random 400+ watt psu, but if you want it to last grab the 400cx or a seasonic PSU of 400w or more. Either of those will last you a long time and be fine for any future build that doesn't have a power hungry graphics card.
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You could get by on any random 400+ watt psu, but if you want it to last grab the 400cx or a seasonic PSU of 400w or more. Either of those will last you a long time and be fine for any future build that doesn't have a power hungry graphics card.

Thanks that is exactly what i just picked up a 400cx
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