First post, by alexparr
I (very) recently started up a 486 project; basically I'm buying a bunch of parts online like the motherboard, graphics card, sound card, etc... all to build myself a nice 486 machine.
Currently, I'm looking into PSUs; of course, you can't use a computer without a power supply. With all of these watt options and whatnot, I've gotta wonder; how many watts is too many?
I'm looking at purchasing some kind of industrial power supply since it's brand new and it has all of the connectors needed to power up the motherboard. (At least, it should.) However, this power supply says it has 300 watts.
Would this be too much for the motherboard or disk drives? Would it take a new PSU just fine? Does it even matter to begin with?
If 300W is fine, would 400W be considered too much? I'd like to know before I buy it and accidentally kill my recently-purchased motherboard with it.
OEM Intel D845PT
Pentium 4 @ 1.80 GHz
GeForce4 MX 440
SoundBlaster Live! CT4780
CAPS MAY HAVE FAILED, NEEDS MAINTENANCE
i486DX2 @ 66 MHz
CURRENTLY OUT FOR REPAIRS