Originally posted by Ste
Yes yes But thats not my Point. I always suggest higher for future builds. Its nice to use a power supply for a Long Long time. I Don't think he would be able to build a New system 1 or 2 years down the road and still only need that 400 watt Power supply.
Why? As I mentioned in the sticky, hardware makers aren't bent on increasing power continuously forever. Future hardware products are designed to [normally] consume fewer
watts than their predecessors. The glaring exception is video cards, since the makers seem to want to eventually include seperate power supplies for their GPUs.
By the way, his is a relatively low-end PC. If a Quad Core + 8800GTX system consumed 273W at load, I think its safe to say that this one will consume far less. The 400W Forton should leave room for some pretty hefty upgrades.
And what else would you suggest? This 500W Rosewill PSU
? Because even though it may say 500W on the box, that PSU will not supply any more watts to the major components than the 400W Forton; they have the same +12v rails. Watts FTL.
If you had a top-of-the-line system right now, and still wanted to leave room for upgrades, I would recommend the Antec 430W True Power Trio
. Can't go wrong with 48A on the +12v rails. But unless our OP is planning to upgrade to a Quad Core with SLI'd 8800GTXs soon, I would still recommend the Forton.