How solid is this, in terms of bang for buck? I'm a noob. I'm not going to overclock.
Cooler Master 690 (X-Mas Gift)
Evga 8800GT (G92) Stock Speeds (Bought already)
Ultra X-Connect 2 550W (X-Mas Gift)
Samsung CD/DVD Burner
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
Core 2 Duo E8400
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
2, WD: Caviar 250GB/7200RPM/16MB Cache/Retail
CORSAIR 4GB(2 x 2GB)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
ASUS P5K-E Mobo
If I don't overclock, how many total watts will everything need/use? Because I read the PSU is only 530W really. If I need to replace the PSU, can one of you people link a $70-ish-ish PSU with good performance that will power everything? Here's why. Read the review for August 10th 2006.
Ultra X2 ULT31851 550-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 120mm Fan, SLI Ready, SATA-Ready, 2024-Pin, Modular at TigerDirect.com
Now, do any of you know if the PSU will be compatible with the Mobo? Kinda hoping no, so I can get a better PSU. Thanks.
I used this to HELP determine the total wattage everything will use.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator v2.5
Any1 have the paid subscription to this site though? I got 391w's. With 100% load and 30% capacitor. Remember I won't be a oc'er. So thats what? A little under 2 years 24/7 use 100% load and 30% capacitor, the psu should last? Am I right on that?