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  • ATX mobo/cpu under 250watts sugegstions?

    Hey I was looking to get the 250watt m4 power supply with the atx adapter http://www.mini-box.com/M4-ATX-SFX-A...8&category=981

    Now I in the future plan on using two asus zonar sound cards so I want something with 2-3 PCI ports so I was wondering what was a good motherboard/cpu combo thatís ATX. I want at leased a 1.6 dual core(and keep system under 250watts), I was wondering what suggestions you guys had.

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    The single biggest power draw on the motherboard is your CPU.
    Look at the wattage of the CPU. NewEgg lists the wattage of the different CPUs in their product listings, which is a very helpful resource.

    I would also check the wattage of the Zonar sound cards as part of your power calculations.

    Lastly, if you intend to use an PCI cards in your system, make 100% certain the are secured in some way. You don't want a PCI card wiggling loose as your rolling down the highway.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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