New computer..need help?
Raidmax Sagitta Case
Motherboard: MSI P6NGM-FIH (check it out at http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spe...
Intel Quad core Q6600 and its Intel heatsink
One CD/DVD drive by LG
500 GB Seagate Cavialar (or something like that)
RAM Kingston DDR2 800mhz 2 GB
The motherboard is a micro atx however i will get an atx power supply.
Will the power supply unit be compatible?
What is the size of an atx pwer supply?
Thank you for your help
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
ATX just means the size of the mobo and case the mobo being a micro atx means it will fit a smaller case if needed. It will also fit in a regular size desktop or server case. The power supplies these days are always compatible with all mobos. Just make sure you have PCI-e power cable and sata power cabling it you buy a PSU without then get a PCI-e video card you wil lnot be able to run it. Or any sata (hdds or dvd drives) without them..I would look into getting atleast a 600w-800w PSU. ThanksSource(s): 20yrs computer building and networking
- 1 decade ago
In case the 20yr builder / networker was a little confusing:
Get an average-sized power supply, no bigger than the components need. The Quad-core processors like a little more watts than dual cores, and especially if you overclock at all.
I recommend a 550w-800w PSU from either Seasonic, Antec, Thermaltake, or Corsair. Don't get a low-end PSU though, it will come back to bite you down the road.
- femaleLv 41 decade ago