Time for a new PSU?

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This is my current rig;

nForce2 Motherboard (don't know any details)
AMD Athlon 3000+ 2.2ghz
ATI Radeon 9800XT 256mb
1gb Crucial RAM
250gb Master HDD
400gb Slave HDD
250W Antec PSU

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I'm planning on upgrading my graphics card to a nVidia 6800GT 256mb over summer, this'll probably be the last upgrade before overhauling the whole thing. I've had this PSU for about three years now, should I get a new one, possibly with a higher wattage?
 
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KidBoy17 said:
Dude, with a 9800xt you should have been running with at least a 400 psu. Jesus dude, your system must have been crying. Get the psu I got that smith recommended. Its a 550wat.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103931
It seems nice, but it seems overkill for his system, however it should be good for your next big upgrade to your system. If money is an issue though you could go buy a 430w psu, I have a friend running a thermaltake 430w psu running a p43.2 [email protected] 3.7ghz, a 512mb [email protected] 500/1.15 & two sata hdds.
 
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Hmmm, I didn't realise I was so underpowered. I'll go for a shiny new Antec 500W for safetys sake, should cover me for upgrades. Thanks a bunch guys.
 
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Ravendust said:
Hmmm, I didn't realise I was so underpowered. I'll go for a shiny new Antec 500W for safetys sake, should cover me for upgrades. Thanks a bunch guys.
Are you mad?

An Aopen300 Watt would even cut it, I had practically the same rig as you with an Aopen 300 watt.

But you want some playroom, because of possible future upgrades.

I would recommend Chieftec 450 watt, because it also supports older motherboard(ATX1.X), besides the new ones(ATX2.0).

Prodctname: GPS-450AA-101A , google it, it's about 40-50 euro's.
 

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