Got a new compy a little under a month ago, and earlier this week the power supply crapped out on me. Big scorchmark around one of the big white wires inside it... not a great sign
Anyway my friend Paul who built the thing for me (certified tech and all that jazz) put in a 300W he had extra until we can get in a replacement part. Some of my friends are freaking out telling me not to even turn the thing on until I get at least a 400W power supply put in.
Is that unreasonable? Seems a bit excessive since I'm running two drives (DVD burner/DVD reader) and just the one HD. The specs are as follows, if you're interested.
Pentium 4 2.4 C overclocked to 3.006 GHz, 1024 DDR RAM operating at 200 MHz I think (don't really know or care Paul knows a lot more about that stuff than me
), 120 GB hard drive, Radeon 9800 Pro, the afforementioned DVD duo, and to view it all a glorious 19" LCD... because who needs money anyway?