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    Power Supply help

    Hey guys I just used the PSU Calculator on the site recommended. Granted it doesn't take into effect probably the exact components in my PC. But it says recommended i should have a 357 watt psu. I currently am running a 350 or a 380watt.

    I do plan on upgrading my Graphics soon. Any idea's on what I should do?

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    Power Supply help

    either get a secondary PSU (they fit in a 5.25 bay, and power your gfx card) or just buy a 500 watt psu for like 50 bucks.

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    Power Supply help

    Whats best place to buy PSU or Secondary PSU's? Also how does a Secondary PSU hook up? I currently have a Antec Case that i purchased from best buy.

    Heres what my case looks like. I have the Model right before this one thats not shown on their site. But it has a 350 or 380watt psu and the side panel just has the duct intake.

    http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=93800

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    best bet is online somewhere. everyone has their favorite site: mine is www.newegg.com If a credit card is a problem, you can still find decent deals at computer places near you. I am lucky enough to live near a Fry's Electronics, which beats the pants off of Best Buy or other similar stores.
    You are only going to find the secondary PSUs online, or at a specialty computer shop; best buy and stuff will either have to special order (at or above full price), but you can occasionally find decent deals from rebates and things on a new more powerful PSU.

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    Yea newegg.com is what i use most. I do try to go local cause i hate waiting on shipping.

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    Whats your full specs of the rig your putting the PSU in?

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    Power Supply help

    CPU: AMD 64 X2 4000+
    RAM: 2GB DDR2 800Mhz Dual Channel
    Graphics: ATI X300 SE (currently 48% OC'd, plan on upgrading to atleast 8800 something GeForce)
    HDD's: 1x 250GB SATA 1x 400GB SATA (not in a raid)
    OS: Windows XP Pro
    PSU: Antec Smart Power 350 Watt
    Optical Drives: 1x DVD R/RW 1x CD R/RW
    Motherboard: BioStar TF7025-M2 with Nvidia GeForce 7025 Chipset, Both North and South Bridges are Nvidia.


    All in a Antec Case.

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    I would probably look at something from Corsair in the lines of the VX550 or a little higher. You can check out a review of it here.

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    Power Supply help

    Whats some other brands that are good.

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    Here is a link to MI's listing of good and bad power supplies.
    http://www.modders-inc.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=228
    Hope this helps you out. Good luck with your project and I'll keep my eyes open for the next update. Happy Modding to ya.

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