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Windows 7: 200W PSU enough?

05 Jan 2014   #1
Chalky Emultion

 
200W PSU enough?

Is a 200W PSU enough for this pc?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI R1.0 OR Asus H81I-Plus
CPU: Intel Pentium G3420 OR G3320
RAM: CORSAIR 1333 MHz DDR3 XMS3 4GB 2x2GB CL9
CD/DVD writer/reader
SATA HDD 500GB 3,5" 7200rpm

NO dedicated graphics card


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

It would start and run with a 200 watt psu, you should be OK if it's a bare bones system. If you started adding lots of peripherals you may start having problems.

I recall upgrading one of my early boxes, from a 100 watt to a 200 watt psu. Nowadays it's upgrading a 800 watt to a 1200 watt.
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05 Jan 2014   #3
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I'd be safe with 250W
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05 Jan 2014   #4
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
It would start and run with a 200 watt psu, you should be OK if it's a bare bones system. If you started adding lots of peripherals you may start having problems.

I recall upgrading one of my early boxes, from a 100 watt to a 200 watt psu. Nowadays it's upgrading a 800 watt to a 1200 watt.
Itīs a simple mini-itx build, it will work with a 1080p multi-touch monitor @Windows 8.
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05 Jan 2014   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just remember that the PSU is the rigs heart. If there was a area that I've learned and many here have learned the hard way don't......Don't cheap out on the PSU. Output and quality matter here and just like an audio amplifier you can't have too much headroom for those dynamic peaks. Really how much more will 350-400 cost? as long as it will fit get a good brand and rest assured any issues likely won't be the PSU's fault.
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05 Jan 2014   #6
N00berG00ber

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

id say 300-350 and maybe a better mobo and i3 or i5 CPU
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05 Jan 2014   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I run your specs through a PSU calculator, http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp
It doesn't show either CPU so I put in a low power i5.
I shows minimum PSU of 192W, recommended, 242W. 200W may only be "adequate".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #8
Stephanie

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Windows TP 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NikDorado View Post
Is a 200W PSU enough for this pc?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI R1.0 OR Asus H81I-Plus
CPU: Intel Pentium G3420 OR G3320
RAM: CORSAIR 1333 MHz DDR3 XMS3 4GB 2x2GB CL9
CD/DVD writer/reader
SATA HDD 500GB 3,5" 7200rpm

NO dedicated graphics card
In time you may want to add a GPU and then you would need more than a 200W PSU.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #9
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Just remember that the PSU is the rigs heart. If there was a area that I've learned and many here have learned the hard way don't......Don't cheap out on the PSU. Output and quality matter here and just like an audio amplifier you can't have too much headroom for those dynamic peaks. Really how much more will 350-400 cost? as long as it will fit get a good brand and rest assured any issues likely won't be the PSU's fault.
Itīs a mini itx PSU coming with the case...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
id say 300-350 and maybe a better mobo and i3 or i5 CPU
i3 or i5 CPUs are a waste for basilar operations, arenīt them?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I run your specs through a PSU calculator, eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
It doesn't show either CPU so I put in a low power i5.
I shows minimum PSU of 192W, recommended, 242W. 200W may only be "adequate".
Maybe Iīll check for a 250W/300W PSU, thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NikDorado View Post
Is a 200W PSU enough for this pc?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI R1.0 OR Asus H81I-Plus
CPU: Intel Pentium G3420 OR G3320
RAM: CORSAIR 1333 MHz DDR3 XMS3 4GB 2x2GB CL9
CD/DVD writer/reader
SATA HDD 500GB 3,5" 7200rpm

NO dedicated graphics card
In time you may want to add a GPU and then you would need more than a 200W PSU.
No need for a dedicated GPU I only need to run metro app and watch HD videos
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #10
tinmar49

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

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
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