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post #1 of 40
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Hi,

I'll soon be ordering the following items:


2x Kingston ValueRam 1GB DDR3 1333
1x Samsung DVD R/RW SATA
1x ASUS P5G41T-M LX G41 Motherboard
1x Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA
1x Intel Core2Duo E7500
1x Spire Rolo Chassis

Is the Coolermaster Extreme 390W good enough to handle the consumption? The PC will only be used for Office, email and Internet. No gaming.

Thank you!
post #2 of 40
The PC you want to build would consume below 100W, so a 390W PSU is more than enough. Most people don't realise that a non-OCed system with integrated graphics card can't really take more than 100W.
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post #3 of 40
The PSU isn't good, but it's sufficient for such a low power rig.
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post #4 of 40
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Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post
The PSU isn't good, but it's sufficient for such a low power rig.
+1 iTS PLENTY!
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post #5 of 40
The FSP300-60GHS-R is one of the best 300w PSUs out there.

But that PSU can handle that system okay
    
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post #6 of 40
You should probably get a Seasonic, FSP or top tier PSU, 80 bronze can't hurt either.
post #7 of 40
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You should probably get a Seasonic, FSP or top tier PSU, 80 bronze can't hurt either.
For the same price, you'd be better off with a Pico-PSU as that'll hit 80+ Gold/Platinum levels with the right powerbrick.
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post #8 of 40
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
For the same price, you'd be better off with a Pico-PSU as that'll hit 80+ Gold/Platinum levels with the right powerbrick.
Seasonic and Antec for $40


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E&PageSize=100


dont quote me but this might? be a seasonic xIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC502 500W $45 but it has a 20 rebate
post #9 of 40
$45 for a PicoPSU 120 + 60w brick (Don't worry about the bricks wattage being a problem.)
You'll get higher efficiency with the PicoPSU, silent operation (no noise at all) and an overall good product.

The Xigmatek NRP-PC502/402 are mediocre garbage from HEC. They stay in spec but just barely. Build quality is pretty low. Efficiency is what is cliamed.
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post #10 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
$45 for a PicoPSU 120 + 60w brick (Don't worry about the bricks wattage being a problem.)
Why wouldn't you worry about the brick... With a CPU TDP of 65w, you should be able to surpass the limits easily. I know my laptop is a 32nm intel dual core and it has a 95w brick, (part of that is to charge the battery I'm sure)
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