liteonrules wrote:thanks guys, i went out and bought a 400 watt power supply for $18.00
i'd rather spend the 18.00 than lose what i put into it
With an $18 power supply, you're about as equally likely to lose what you put into it.
I've rarely seen a quality power supply retail for less than $40, and I've never seen an $18 unit capable of delivering 400 watts, no matter what is on the label (note: you'll probably use no more than 200 for what you're doing, but still). And when cheapie units go, there's an even-money chance they'll take the system board with them.
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