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#1 danupsher


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Posted 15 October 2006 - 01:21 PM

Im currently making a computer out of old parts, that im going to use as a fileserver/mediaplayer.

Ive got:

Motherboard - MS6191
CPU - AMD K7 600mhz
Graphics: Nvidia fx5200 128mb
HD: 120gb
Ram: 128mb

i will also be buying a wireless card.

What i want to know is. What is the lowest power PSU i can use with these parts.

Will a 120w picoPSU be ok, or do i need more power for this old system?
the reason i want the picoPSU is because its tiny and it will save room, but if i need more power i will have to get a bigger size psu.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 02:22 PM

hi, dan,

try the link below for calculating what power supply you will need:


bear in mind that you are always better having power to spare rather than having a low psu flat out all the time :-)

good luck with your project.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 06:48 PM

When in doubt, get some extra - you never know what you're gonna add later on that will require more power.
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 09:40 PM

You should never run a power supply over 80% of the rating you are around 150 watt usage, so go for a 200 watt power supply. 250 watt would be better, and more stable.
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:40 PM

And more RAM too.

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