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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:42 pm 
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ive asked a power supply question before and i have added a few more things so would like to know how much power i need...according to my manual im going to need about 450W ps...i was going to add a set of sound activated cold cathode lights and a set of meteor lights...each 12in long...how much more power would i need to safely run this many lights


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Cold cathode lights use about 3 watts for every 12-inch tube.

Here's a good PSU calculator to help you determine what your system will pull at theoretical full load (every part going as hard as it can, which never happens in real life).

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:08 pm 
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okay i did one of the ps ratings and it said i should use about 503W i had everything set to 100%...what is the surge compensation and capacitor aging...do i need to take these into account and what percent should i put them on.

one last question...what are some good brand power supplies...ya know ones that dont cost and arm and a leg


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:16 pm 
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one last question...what are some good brand power supplies...ya know ones that dont cost and arm and a leg
You get what you pay for!!!

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A quality power supply is going to cost some money. I wouldn't buy a PSU for less than $60 and really trust it to run a high end machine.

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