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How do I need what power supply I need?

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#1 outdoor


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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:41 AM

How do I know how many watts I need for my motherboard and everything else? Would I be safe getting a 200watt power supply with this board?
I know a 250watt power supply will work with it because some one gave me the plans that work. But I dont like the case. But I found a case I like but it comes with a 200watt power supply. So how do I know if a 200watt power supply will work?

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:14 PM

If your using a mini itx tower, then I suppose you have somewhat limited options, I would go with at least 250 if not 300 watts, depending on the hardware your running. its always better to have to much power then not enough. something like this or this ought to do the trick, provided your not loading up to much on other hardware like high end video cards.

Side note, I notice youve started several topics, Im assuming its all for one computer, It would be easier for everyone if its all for one computer to only have one topic, along the lines of Im trying to build a new ITX computer, what do i need, and list all your questions at once in that topic, that way a user can look at it and say hey I know what hes trying to do, and be able to make better suggestions. Like for example this post, I know your trying to build a computer with mini ITX capabilities because Ive read your other posts, but say, John Doe gets on and sees this post, has no clue that your trying to build a mini ITX computer, its not common most people go for the full size, could recomend a full size power supply that won't fit in your mini-ITX tower. Anyway, just some suggestions.



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