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post #1 of 19
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Hi folks,

I just picked up a box from a swap meet that was missing the power supply and would like to see if someone can help figure out what is the minimum amount I can put into this thing. Any help would be gratefully appreciated

Specs:
Unknown AMD chip
4x2gb ocz memory
cooler master stacker 830 nv-0830-kkn4-gp case
1 asus m4n82 deluxe motherboard
2 GeForce 260 graphic cards (currently in sli) but will prob remove later


no hard drive - but will be adding a 1tb wd hard drive
no cd drive(currently)

What is the lowest power supply I can get away purchasing without hurting any of the hardware. (money is a factor)

Thanks in advance for any information.
post #2 of 19
First of all, welcome to the forum. smile.gif

Whether you are keeping the graphics cards in or not has a huge impact on the power supply you will need. Without them you would be fine with a 360W (such as this one), however with them you will probably need a 550W+. GTX 260's pull about 180W each.
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post #3 of 19
650 watts should be more then enough for that system

600 could do but i would not go much lower then that

Welcome to OCN by the way
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post #4 of 19
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Also, Getting the unit up and running would be preferable. But if the graphics cards will determine one power source from another then I would use only one gpu right now.

TIA
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by pir8teslife View Post

Also, Getting the unit up and running would be preferable. But if the graphics cards will determine one power source from another then I would use only one gpu right now.

TIA

If you take one of the cards out you can drop down to 450 watts
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post #6 of 19
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that's great ! thank you for your replies. I picked the everything in the box up at a swap meet for $10 and the wife prefers not to invest to much in to the unknown until it can be established as a stable unit to proceed with.

What if I removed both graphics cards and just used the on board gpu (which I know would be a bad idea prob). And using a 3rd party psu, like a dell H305N-00 Dell 305watts Power Supply, which prob again would be another very bad idea . smile.gif I was thinking outside the box seeing some spare parts I have laying around.

Thanks for the welcome smile.gif
post #7 of 19
If you remove the video cards you could go as low as 250 watts

If you can find a PSU that small lol
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post #8 of 19
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Thank you very much for the help! I was able to snag a new Thermaltake 700 on Ebay for $30, which works perfectly. I figured out quickly that trying to remove both video cards and working off the one on the mobo would not have happen because the mother board did not have one built on smile.gif
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by pir8teslife View Post

Thank you very much for the help! I was able to snag a new Thermaltake 700 on Ebay for $30, which works perfectly. I figured out quickly that trying to remove both video cards and working off the one on the mobo would not have happen because the mother board did not have one built on smile.gif

Which Thermaltake was it? some are really bad regardless of the price and wattage.
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post #10 of 19
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The case that this beast is in has 8-10 fans in it. It is a Cooler Master Stacker 830 NVIDIA Edition NV-830-KKN4-GP Black ( Green Mesh) Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case.

NC830
http://www.coolermaster.com/service/support/model/NV-830/


With the two video cards and everything else plugged up and running, without over heating the box how many fans can I get away with?
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