Posted on Nov 30, 2004 10:15 am
Jack of all trades master of ___
Member Since: May 28, 2004
For those who built or own a PC for recording...
I would like to see what people use for power supplies in their recording studio computers...300W 350W 400W UP???
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vdalehubbardLost for words with all to say.Contributor
Nov 30, 2004 10:22 am I have a 400W. You can get a good brand like Antec for like $80.
Since: Sep 12, 2003
I had a 300W, might have been the cheap brand (came with barebones case) but it died on me in two months. Warrenty got me another for free, died again 3 months after that. I said screw it and bought a good one, runs solid now.
I figure since most of use run alot of PCI cards with soundcards and then we have AGP Video cards on top of that with up to 2 harddrives and also 2 CD-ROMs being DVD burners and such, we need at least a 400W to keep us up and going.
Dec 01, 2004 11:43 pm hey there I have a 480w ...but im a hard core
it all depends of what you have or plan to have in you pc post a reply with all your specs and we could suggest a power supply from there
TadpuiI am not a crook's headMember
Dec 02, 2004 12:03 am Yeah, I think that at least a 400W is recommended to power system with a Pentium 4 processor. It never hurts to have some wattage to spare, but the only thing that I'd worry about when using a really heavy-duty power supply would be that the integrated cooling fans would have to be pretty powerful to keep it cool, and in turn would generate more noise than a lower wattage power supply.
Since: Mar 14, 2003
But I think that Renegade is right, the more components you have installed in your computer, the more power you'll need to keep them all happy.
Jason H.Jack of all trades master of ___Member
Dec 02, 2004 10:20 am Yeah I figured somewhere around 400W but didn't know of any had more/less than that...
Since: May 28, 2004
All I know is Dell PC's are awesomely quiet...but I can get more bang for my buck piecing one together...
I should open one up and see...I hope to be that quiet...
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