Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by ZeroSkillet, Nov 28, 2005.
What power supply wattage you guys recommend for a Celeron D 2.9Ghz box?
500+ for any thing
worry less about the total watts and more about who makes the actual PSU. A generic $20.00 600W power supply is easily beaten by a 350w PSU made by a reputable company.
What else do you have in the box?
A celeron with a couple drives and a cheap video card, all you'd need really would be 250w.
Ill have a Lite-on DVD burner
Lite on DVD/cd rom
Ati Radeon 9500 128mb video
is there any formula or guide that can help you figure out what size power supply you need? What are some good brands of power supply's?
anything over 300 will suit you just fine.
there's some sites that list a rough estimate of how much powre each device uses. just add them up and you have a ballpark figure.
Watts aren't everything...In fact, the majority of 500W PSU's are absolute shit.
I personally am a fan of ThermalTake's TR-2 430w PSU...It's cheap, $40, it has a 24/20 pin connector, SATA, and PCI-E graphics connectors. It's also exceptionally silent and stable.
I use them for nearly every build config because they are such great non-bullshit power supplies.
But the rest of ThermalTake's lineup is woefully overpriced.
By the way, my system, although not power hungry, is close. I run a 3200+ XP and an X800XL AGP. The X800XL ain't that bad (No worse than the 9700 Pro it replaced), but the 3200+ hogs power.