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Is this PSU enough?

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FleshEating Bob

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I forget.
Will a 400w Sparkle PSU be enough for the dual proc game server I'm building? I know 500+ is usually reccomended for dualies, but it'll just be a game server, not having a power-hungry vid card, etc. , so I'm hoping I can get by with a cheaper PSU.
 

RnPgrosz

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It will most likely be sufficcent even though more power is usually recommended. The dually in my sig uses an Antec 480.
 

larva

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Jul 12, 2002
pretty darn good chance

You are correct in noting that the graphics card is one of the big draws in the modern PC. The 350W sparkle is a beast, providing 450W actual total output. I haven't used the 400W model yet but the chances are that it will do 500W in reality and serve well for the job you have in mind. There is also a 460W FSP (Sparkle) available for directron, but I think the 400W model is a safe bet for your application.