Originally posted by ekÆsine
f50 can you please list all of the components you will be hooking up into the new machine? i think yo may have done your math wrong, that sounds much too high. list using make/ model/ size/ speed/ ect.
i didn't do any math wrong, since it wasn't me who did the calculating. you might wanna read my post above again if you didn't catch that, and i also already posted my likely upgrades. nothing too specific since it's still in the future, but it's the current range of things i'll be happy with.
go here: http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
these were the components i entered in:
cpu: P4 800Mhz FSB with Hyperthreading (not sure which clock i'd go with, depends on pricing later on)
GFX: Radeon 9800pro
Ram: 2 sticks DDR (to utilize the Dual channel capabilities of the P4)
2 HDD's (80GB WesternDigital w/ 8mb cache, 40GB Maxtor, both 7200rpm)
DVD-Rom (good ol' cheap Antec 16x)
CDRW (Digital Research 24x10x40x)
2 Additional PCI cards (2 port firewire, sound card)
1 USB device (PSX controller)
1 firewire device (miniDV video camera)
2 80mm lighted system fans (come with my new case)
Total Watts= 409
so basically the 418 i quoted was wrong, but not by much considering i just grabbed that off the top of my head without double checking.
it just comes back to me wanting headroom with the PSU, and being able to use it for upgrades even further into the future.
maybe that $30 one isn't all that great, but i've still got lots of time to decide on one.
those Aspire PSU's that i mentioned in the 1st post have been getting good reviews over at Newegg.com, though. they're about $66 i think for a 500W with windows & LED fans & all that cool stuff.