Is my PSU sufficient?

Greetings, I am far from a pc god or all knowing seer. I know a thing or two, but when it comes to the obvious I lack.

Here is the question. Is my power supply sufficient?

Currently I have a 300w PS.
I am running (well going to quite soon...)

bfg 6800gt oc'd
wd740 raptor
p4 3.0ghz 800fsb hyperthreading if that means anything ;p
kingston 1gig 3200 ddr
Soundblaster audigy

No other thrills, just a basic gaming PC. I am using a crappy Hard drive and a p4 2.4ghz 533fsb. And I have no power problems. But Im curious with the new HD and processor will I need some more power?

If so, I will likely/obviously get a new PSU and a tower. What sites would anyone suggest me getting one from?

I'll take any feedback or info. Thanks

Don
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  1. Greetings, I am far from a pc god or all knowing seer. And I have no power problems.
    If you have no problems, then power supply is suffiecient...
    But I would recommend at least a 400 watt, preferably the Antec TruePower 480 watt.

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  2. I am running an Antec TruePower 430watt
    and running with no problems...
    Prescott 3200
    Gigabyte 3D Cooler Pro
    Gigabyte 8KNXP Ultra-64
    2-Gig Corsair 2-2-2-5 RAM
    ATI X800XT-PE
    ATI TV Wonder Pro
    Plextor 712 DVD Burner
    1 Raptor 74 gig drive
    2 Maxtor 200 gig drives
    PCMCIA card reader with PCI card controller and a floppy

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  3. I doubt it. Do you have blue screen errors or other problems from time to time?

    ASUS P5WD2 Premium
    Intel 3.73 EE @ 5.6Ghz
    XMS2 DDR2 @ 1180Mhz

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  4. Only once after tweaking for overclocking. Once the stuff comes in tomarrow I'll test it out. If it does not work then I will have to buy a new PSU ;)


    BTW
    http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/Power_Supply_Calculator.php?cmd=INTEL

    Im not sure if this site uses the addy thingie for links so sorry =(
    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by lopp on 08/01/05 00:01 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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