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    Help a newb pick a PSU

    Sooo.. i'm sure this has been done to death already, but i couldn't find it.

    I have an older Mobo with 20 pin ATX and 4 pin p4 power connection to the board. Will the M4-ATX be the right PSU for me? Or does someone else have a different suggestion.

    Board has run with a 150W ATX PSU while it was being used as a POS system for a restaurant, So the M4 should power it fine, correct?

    Any and all constructive (or otherwise) criticism and suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks guys!

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    You may be able to use an M2.
    I'd double check the power draw of the CPU before commiting to the M2, though.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    You may be able to use an M2.
    I'd double check the power draw of the CPU before commiting to the M2, though.
    But will the M4 work in this application?

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    Yes the M4 will work, it has the 4 pin and 20 pin connectors for your mainboard and more than enough power @250watt. But if your buying and cost is an issue then the M2 would also be fine @160watt, just no room for powering other things off the 12v and 5v rails. Both are on sale at mp3car store. SNO
    Last edited by SNOtwistR; 10-06-2012 at 02:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOtwistR View Post
    Yes the M4 will work, it has the 4 pin and 20 pin connectors for your mainboard and more than enough power @250watt. But if your buying and cost is an issue then the M2 would also be fine @160watt, just no room for powering other things off the 12v and 5v rails. Both are on sale at mp3car store. SNO
    Thanks SNO.

    Price difference between the two is not an issue. Would rather have a little more juice than just enough. Overbuild as opposed to rebuild down the road, ya know?

    Thanks for the help, as i'm sure this topic has been asked before by many other newbs, and i appreciate people taking the time to help me out.

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    Thanks for sharing

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