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    Opus 150W capabilities

    how much can this psu handle?
    will it be enough for a P4 2.8, 512 ram, dvd, cd, nav, agp ati 128 video card, firewire card, usb card, and more?

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    forget it.
    I'll spout simplistic opinions for hours on end.
    Ridicule anyone who disagrees with me,
    and generally foster divisiveness,
    cynicism and lower level of public dialog!

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    Like KaiTech said, forget it. That's a lot of big, power hungry stuff to be powered. Not to mention the fans needed to cool that stuff. If you want an idea of how much power your system will require, try some of the online power calculators:

    http://www.mini-box.com/powersimulator.html or

    http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

    Not all of them will give you the same value so it's a good idea to try more than one. There are others listed throughout the power supplies section in the forums. Do a and you will find plenty of help.

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    No. The CPU alone pulls 120 watts. The motherboard will likely pull 20 watts, and the Hard drive will pull 28 watts. We have already surpassed the power output of the OPUS 150 watt.

    Please realize these numbers are approximates and also are the added wattages from the various voltages (i.e. a hard drive uses both 5v and 12v, so the wattage is calculated from both and then added). Still is is sufficient to say you should use a inverter and power supply solution with a separate power controller to sequence power on the inverter, amps, and PC.

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    I have about the same setup, and I use a Carnetix 1260/PW120A for everything external to the case, the fans, and the optical drives.
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    I have a 150w Opus and it runs my 2.8 Celeron, 120G HD, 5.25" CD/DVD burner, 512MB Ram, TV/FM card, USB GPS, 3 fans, and my touchscreen Lilliput.
    I do, however, underclock my celeron so it will run cooler and pull less current.

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    Celerons pull much less current that a P4. You compared apples to oranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorr
    I have a 150w Opus and it runs my 2.8 Celeron, 120G HD, 5.25" CD/DVD burner, 512MB Ram, TV/FM card, USB GPS, 3 fans, and my touchscreen Lilliput.
    I do, however, underclock my celeron so it will run cooler and pull less current.
    You practically have my dream setup How do you underclock the celeron anyways, and how quiet is the computer?

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    I feel pretty lucky to have the following running on my OPUS 150 without any problems.

    celeron 2.4Ghz
    ATI 8500DV Video
    3.5'' Harddrive
    Xenarc 7'' screen
    Sound Blaster USB audio
    Microsoft USB GPS mouse
    D-Link USB Bluetooth Adaptor
    XMPCR Tuner
    Linksys USB Wi-Fi Adaptor
    Desktop DVD-Rom drive
    2 USB Hubs
    1 Active USB Extention

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