[mythtv-users] Getting OT: What size power supply for this backend...

stephen mythmail at rogers.com
Wed Dec 13 22:10:10 UTC 2006

David Whyte wrote:
> Having a flakey backend is becoming annoying so I am looking at a bit
> of a rebuild.
> I am starting with the power supply, since the one I have came with
> the nasty case and is probably very dodgy.  The problem is, I want to
> make certain I have enough power available without going to excessive
> and 'hurting the planet'.  (Though I am not sure whether the extra
> wattage is only used when needed).
> I have a Sempron 2400 CPU,
> 1x 512 MB and 1 x 256 MB RAM,
> 1x DVD Burner,
> 3 x DVB-T Tuner cards, and
> 3x IDE type HDD's.
> The PSU is currently 400W, but I don't mind going bigger for my new one.
> Bear in mind that if the PSU is replaced and I still have a flakey
> backend, I will be replacing the mobo, CPU and memory to be Intel 775
> style mobo, with a 2.8GB D/core Pentium D and 1Gig DDR Ram.  I will be
> using the same tuners and hard drives, though the mobo has room for 2x
> SATA drives too.
> Any assistance is kindly appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Whytey

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