View Full Version : whats the cheapest......
06-05-2004, 02:44 PM
someone can get a p4 2.8ghz and a lan party pro 875b for let me know please
06-05-2004, 07:39 PM
oh and what power supply does a 2.8 need thanks
06-05-2004, 08:42 PM
I would say get at least a 480 watt PS (go to www.newegg.com).... I got a thermaltake 480 watt PS a month ago for like $60. Reason being is your 2.8 should work fine on a 300- 350 watt PS BUT depending on how many HDD and CD/DVD ROM/R/RW drives you run...you will need the juice for any kind of graphics card update.
ie... the new Nvidia 6800 requires you to have a LEAST a 480 watt ps....a ATI 9800 Pro reccomends at least a 350 watt.
06-05-2004, 09:04 PM
480 watts is probably overkill. You will probably get by with a huge setup and a 6800 Ultra with a quality 350 watt PSU, simply because in almost all cases you will not use more than 300 watts. It isn't as important how many watts a PSU can output but the quality of the PSU. I would suggest a getting a quality 400 watt PSU. Never get a generic PSU.
I agree with going to a high-capacity PSU. The problem often is what's added later, not what the machine looks like at the time you bolt it together. As an example, I have a 431W PSU now and I'm going to have to go to 500+ in the very near future. The box now has 1 CD-ROM, 1-CD RW, 1 DVD-RW, five HDD's, the sound card, an ethernet card, and a 9800 Pro. And more yet to add. But I had less than half of that a year ago. If I'd spent the extra few dollars for the larger PSU then I wouldn't have to spend all of it again now. But be sure is a reliable manufacturer, There is nothing worse than a cheap, generic power supply no metter how it's rated. Antec and Enermax have both worked well for me.
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