Recommend a PSU Output Rating...
Posted on 2003-12-01
My specs: ECS K7S5A mobo, AMD Athlon Tbird 1 GigHZ CPU, 512 Megs DDR Ram (2 sticks - Corsair PC3100, OCZ PC2700), DVDROM, Iomega 100 Zip Drive Internal, Adaptec 2940UW SCSI Adapter, 9 Gig SCSI HDD Internal, 40 Gig IDE HDD 7200RPM, Geforce2 GTS 32 Meg AGP videocard, SB Live! 16 Bit soundcard, 1 Floppy Disk Drive, Onboard LAN NIC Card, L&C 300W PSU (+3.3V/14A, +5V/25A, +12V/10A), APC Power Surge Protector, 1600x1200x32bit Desktop Resolution, Windows 2000 Pro [SP4], ATX Form Factor. The system can be running for days on end using Peer-2-Peer apps. Usage includes: MS Visual Studio .NET application development, minimal 3D Games, MP3 playing, web surfing, Peer-2-Peer downloading. The system is 2 years old.
My L&C PSU may have died and definitely took out my ECS Mobo. Im currently looking at an Asus A7V8X-X VIA KT400 mobo as its successor. Being a bit strapped for cash i'm trying to get bare essentials. From my specs above what output rating would you recommend for a PSU? 300W minimum? 350W min? I have no idea if the original system setup caused too much load on the PSU which lead to the frying of the mobo but I certainly dont want what happened to the ECS mobo to happen to the new one.
PSUs Im looking at include: Enermax EG365P-VE DualFan, and Enermax EG301P-VE DualFan