[A*UG] Re: New Install Questions
n5xwb at hal-pc.org
Sun Jun 18 17:26:42 CDT 2006
Randy Abel wrote:
> Oh, nevermind everyone. I discovered NerdVittles and I'm already well
> on my way. I'll still certainly take advice, but for anyone else just
> getting started, http://nerdvittles.com/index.php?p=137 is all you
> need to know. The whole site is chock-full of great information.
> FYI: I did purchase the $149 special at Fry's and it's the same machine
> they were selling for $249 a few months ago, that I also purchased.
> It's pretty hard to beat $149, and it has a 250W power supply so it
> won't kill your electric bill (so much) if you leave it running all the
> time. Eventually I'll migrate to some sort of super-small, silent PC
> with a brick power supply, but this one is working pretty well for me
> for now.
As a Electronic person with a FCC Lic and being a HAM the size of the
power supply really won't effect the cost of your electrical bill.
That is because it is the current (I) required by the devices hooked up
consume the power producted by the power supply up to the limit they
need. The wattage (P) information on the power supply is for the
maximum power output that the power supply will put out under a given
load (meaning a HD, CD, fans and MB). Typically to low of wattage will
cause problems due to inrush current. In other words when the system is
turned on the HD consume MAX current and when turned on along with the
MB the current could exceed the limit of the power supply and the CPU
would fail to boot correctly due to a voltage (E) that is to low.
I will admit maybe some of this depends on the fan in the power supply
As a very general rule bigger is better!
73 de Donn Washburn
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