Originally posted by keyser09
but wont they need a bit more than they use incase they go over?wont that make cumpouter crash or something?
Need a bit more? Dude, it would be consuming 273W on a 400W PSU. And that consumption is at max load, it doesn't go over that during normal operation. Yeah, if you used a 273W PSU, then it would need more. But if you read my entire post, I specifically told you not to get a 273W PSU. Instead, I linked a 400W PSU.
And a 400W PSU leaves 50% overhead, that's the extra room I've left for them incase they ever go over that (as happens during bootup).
The point is, getting a 700W PSU is just really effing retarded, no one needs that much "insurance" on their build for anything in the next couple of years.