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    Power calc. question

    i am running:

    AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+ & ECS K8M890-M Motherboard
    Hard Drive
    External USB Dvd-Rom--usb device
    1 stick ddr2Memory
    120mm fan
    80mm fan

    i tired many calc. but they all give me different watts , my question can i run with system with m2-atx.

    thanks in advance

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    no usb devices at all on this?

    isn't that AMD a pretty power hungry beast?

    and how off are your power calculators you are using? If they aren't too off, I'd take an average of em and go from there.
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    i am using the dvd rom as a usb device,

    i used http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp calc and that is giving me 117 watts.

    then i used http://www.journeysystems.com/power_...calculator.php and that is giving me 166 watts.

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    I used the same powercalc's and I don't think they're accurate..... I came out at 500+watts and I'm using a 300watt PSU......
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    keep in mind that those calculators are taking into account everything running at full tilt at once.

    in the car, you'll hardly ever have that happen.
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    either way, I'm waiting for my soundcard to arrive so I can hook it up and test the whole damn thing, the way it's gonna be built inside my car, on the 300watt PSU before buying the PSU.... I hope I'll manage with a DSATX thogh.... cause everything is running via USB, except for the sata HDD..... So I can't hook up a second PSU if needed...
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

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    i was looking a daatx but i read a lot of people saying it unstable and not a good choic?????

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    really?

    I'm not aware of that....in fact, I've purchased it for the upgrade I'm doing right now.

    I'm in the same boat as you IC....we shall see!
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    my bad i somehow got that confused with PW-200-M

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    is the m2 a good psu, all over the forum people are complaing of having problem and killing mobos. i just need something basic to power the pc and maybe the lcd.

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