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    Hello,

    I've been reading about power supplies and I'm still unsure what i need and what all my options are so i am submitting to a newbie question... will someone help me pick a power suppy?

    I did the power supply wattage calculator and it said 179 watts.
    I was planning on going with the opus 150 but now i'm not sure what my options are (or if i'm doing something wrong)

    Here is what I have:

    --mobo
    Mach speed micro atx
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-187-006&depa=0

    --cpu
    1.3 amd athlon
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-103-156&depa=0

    --ram
    512 pc-2100
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-141-504&depa=0

    --slim/slot dvd-rom
    I can find the link to my slim slot load dvd player but it was like this but dvd:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-154-014&depa=0

    -soundcard
    Soundblaster 5.1 surround card:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-102-173&depa=0

    --hd
    80 gb 7200 rpm 3.5

    --fans:
    one heatsink/cpu fan, one intake, one exhaust fan, and one other fan to circulate air to the bottom of the case when it gets too hot (my case is built into a cubby hole where the bottom has no inlet for cool air)

    --gps mouse/antenna.


    Thanks in advance and I'd greately appreciate the help.

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  • #2
    I did my calculations recently, after I allready had been using my OPus 90W. My calculations came up to something like 140 Watts.
    I'm using a Micro ATX, 1.2 processor,512 Ram, audigy external sound card, usb mouse, usb keyboard, usb GPS, usb 4 port powered hub, a WiFi card and an XMDirect box.
    I'm powered my screen straight from the car.
    Yeah, I know I'm pushing it. I'm just not sure about the calculators, and I think you'd be fine with the Opus 150W, which is what I should have got.
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