Power Supplies

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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???

Thanks folks!!

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Lost for words with all to say.
Since: Sep 12, 2003

Nov 30, 2004 10:22 am

I have a 400W. You can get a good brand like Antec for like $80.


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.

Since: Nov 28, 2004

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

I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

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.

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.

Jack of all trades master of ___
Since: May 28, 2004

Dec 02, 2004 10:20 am

Yeah I figured somewhere around 400W but didn't know of any had more/less than that...

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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