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    Power to motherboards

    I have been reading this board for a few days now and I have a question. I've read many posts about watts and making sure that a particular PSu has enough to support the motherboard and accessories. Will a sproggy have enough watts to support pretty much anything I want? And what about the ready made one from www.pcpowerandcooling.com.


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    cuzfu

    (im a newbie, btw)

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    in addition

    I have never put together any kind of electronics like this, but i do have basic soldering capabilities. This is very interesting to me though and I would like to try it. My other question is would a sproggy PSu be too much for me to try and should I start with something a little easier?


    thanks again,

    CuzFu

    p.s. I love this board

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    Re: Power to motherboards

    Originally posted by cuzfu
    I have been reading this board for a few days now and I have a question. I've read many posts about watts and making sure that a particular PSu has enough to support the motherboard and accessories. Will a sproggy have enough watts to support pretty much anything I want? And what about the ready made one from www.pcpowerandcooling.com.


    Thanks
    cuzfu

    (im a newbie, btw)

    It really depends on what you mean by "pretty much anything I want"...
    If you provide some details on what you plan to power up we may have an answer for you. It is really simple. add all you components power consumption and multiply by a safety margin...

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    I was looking at a shuttle sv25, and stripping out the power supply and adding a 12v. I don't even know if this is the best way to go about this, so any new ideas are welcome. I am going to add a pci graphics card, and that is about it. I just get confused between the amps and the accessories needing so much watts. Can anyone clarify this.

    thanks
    CuzFu

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    Originally posted by cuzfu
    I was looking at a shuttle sv25, and stripping out the power supply and adding a 12v. I don't even know if this is the best way to go about this, so any new ideas are welcome. I am going to add a pci graphics card, and that is about it. I just get confused between the amps and the accessories needing so much watts. Can anyone clarify this.

    thanks
    CuzFu
    So you'll have a sv25 and a pci graphics card?

    What about RAM and a hard drive? *winks*

    kidding. I plan on getting a sv24 with a laptop HD, a moderate amout of RAM and a c3 550 cpu. I'm keeping it low-end and simple. I would think the best thing to get a preliminary num,ber is do some research on the requirements of your individual components and add them all up. At least, I think that's the first step. I'm new at this myself as well.
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