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Windows 7: 200W PSU enough?

05 Jan 2014   #11
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
Unless you already have a 200w psu or a very small case then a decent brand name 400w psy would not cost any more than a 200w
It comes with a good case, if i can i prefer saving some money...


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05 Jan 2014   #12
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

I see that the G3420 has a tdp of 53 watts, so unless you add a graphics card you should be ok . The ram uses very little, and onboard graphics don't use much. Lets hope that the psu is a reasonable make like FSP. If you google the case name you may get some feedback on the installed psu.
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05 Jan 2014   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
Unless you already have a 200w psu or a very small case then a decent brand name 400w psy would not cost any more than a 200w
It comes with a good case, if i can i prefer saving some money...
I think 200W is too small for you. If it is a case/PSU combo I'd pick a decent brand - I've found Thermaltake ok. A cheap 200W PSU could spell disaster down the track. A fried system is also all about money.
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05 Jan 2014   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The test is easy - if the house burns down, it was not enough. Never skimp on a PSU.
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05 Jan 2014   #15
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
Unless you already have a 200w psu or a very small case then a decent brand name 400w psy would not cost any more than a 200w
It comes with a good case, if i can i prefer saving some money...
I think 200W is too small for you. If it is a case/PSU combo I'd pick a decent brand - I've found Thermaltake ok. A cheap 200W PSU could spell disaster down the track. A fried system is also all about money.
Please can you tell me a good slim mini itx case/PSU combo?
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05 Jan 2014   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NikDorado View Post
Please can you tell me a good slim mini itx case/PSU combo?
Not off the top of my head. It depends on what is available in your location. Your signature indicates you know the good brands. Just a word of warning about small cases - they can overheat particularly if you are in a warm climate without air conditioning. I had an old ACER Aspire desktop which had a small case and ~200W PSU. It used to overheat badly. I recased it for $73 with 450W PSU and it's still running strong and cool even on the hottest days.
Recase an Acer Aspire X1700 X1800 desktop PC
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05 Jan 2014   #17
D3LL

 
 

I would say 250W just to be on the safe side.
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05 Jan 2014   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NikDorado View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NikDorado View Post

It comes with a good case, if i can i prefer saving some money...
I think 200W is too small for you. If it is a case/PSU combo I'd pick a decent brand - I've found Thermaltake ok. A cheap 200W PSU could spell disaster down the track. A fried system is also all about money.
Please can you tell me a good slim mini itx case/PSU combo?
Without a budget then it's all just around and around...........
I'm building a mini-ITX as we discuss your PSU but I'm going for a much different rig, my BitFenix.com case could interest you except I don't know your budget plus better cases rarely come with a quality PSU if offered as a combo one or the other or both are normally sacrificed.
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05 Jan 2014   #19
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NikDorado View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I think 200W is too small for you. If it is a case/PSU combo I'd pick a decent brand - I've found Thermaltake ok. A cheap 200W PSU could spell disaster down the track. A fried system is also all about money.
Please can you tell me a good slim mini itx case/PSU combo?
Without a budget then it's all just around and around...........
I'm building a mini-ITX as we discuss your PSU but I'm going for a much different rig, my BitFenix.com case could interest you except I don't know your budget plus better cases rarely come with a quality PSU if offered as a combo one or the other or both are normally sacrificed.
I need a cheap combo. I donīt care about good brands (I used Premier and Nilox PSUs and they never had problems with my C2Q Q9300 and my GeForce GTS 450/GTX 460)
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05 Jan 2014   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

What stores are available to you in Italy it seems you may have the best line on where to shop. Just get a cheap combo with a PSU above 250-300 and you could be right as rain. For me I might skip the combo and just shop the best of both that you can afford.
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