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    iamtheoneandonlyone's Avatar Andromeda Ascendant
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    I have a 200 W power supply and I wanted to add a new hard drive in. The thing is I'm not sure if my computer can handle it. I currently have a 20 GB hard drive. Can I really afford to add a hard drive in? How much can i add to it?

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    200w will easily run two HDDs.
    You will run into trouble if you add a CPU and an optical drive drive though.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Ok...I see. Thanks for your help!

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    what are the system's specs?

    if it's a farely new system them no that won't run it.

    if it's old (3years+) then it should handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    200w will easily run two HDDs.
    You will run into trouble if you add a CPU and an optical drive drive though.
    Quote Originally Posted by oneandonly
    Ok...I see. Thanks for your help!

    um... err...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDave
    um... err...
    Sssshhhhhhh....you'll wake him.
    He's cute when he's sleeping, isn't he?
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    Bad clocker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Sssshhhhhhh....you'll wake him.
    He's cute when he's sleeping, isn't he?
    ...Oh...I am? Heh......

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    Bad clocker.

    Consider me suitably chastised.

    Neoperson...
    A 200w PSU, while appropriate for a cell phone or even a toaster, is marginal for use in almost any PC.
    What system do you have?

    I would guess that your power supply is already huffing and puffing under it's current load and the addition of another component might bring it to it's knees.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    I'll just have to keep this one for now since my specs really suck. I need to get myself a new comp quick.

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