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Which power supply for Pentium 4 boards?

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Leviathan_25

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I know this question gets asked a lot, but never quite in this way. Basically, what I want to know is if a 350 watt power supply is enough to run a pentium 4 board. A lot of the reviews and stuff have been gabbing about you should get 400+, but it seems to me that these people want all the extra power because they stuff their PC with lots of stuff, not because a normal PC requires it.

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CrystalMethod

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Intel says the minimum is 300 watts. I've put together P4 systems in micro desktop cases with only 185 watt power supplies and they seemed to work ok. Although, I heavily advise against using anything under 300 watts from a good manufacturer. 400 watts would be pretty much ideal. Not too much, and a nice bit of extra for fans, burners, DVD's, etc...
A good power supply is key component of any system and often overlooked. Do yourself a favor and get a good 350 watt or higher. You'll have it for a good long time and even if you upgrade your MB,CPU, etc... you'll still have a reliable power supply.
 

Cooler666

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I have a 300W power supply and i can tell you that its not enough, i would get the enermax 430W, i might get it soon
 

Cooler666

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cool, i might be gettings the 400W antec, its cheaper than the Enermax as well. Do i need to connect the power supply fan of it to the motherboard? cause i don't have any more connections to fans on my mobo.
 
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Leviathan_25

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Modding an enermax power supply?

jdmcnudgent, why did you have to mod your enermax power supply? What did you do to it and how come you had to?

Leviathan