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Old 3rd June, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Yikees... A 400 watt power supply??? Do you have some hampsters stuck to that thing?

I would recommend anything under a 500-600 watt... There isn't much room there and if you start adding USB devices, the watts add up. Put that all under strain and get a power problem... BANG. You machine has been perforated... (I speak from experience).

There are quite a few power calculators out there on the web that should give you can idea what you need, but I would recommend getting the higher wattage capacity rather than skimping there...

The higher watt power supply doesn't equate to high consumption... It is related to total capacity.
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