I got a great deal on two matched Intel Xeon 2.4GHZ 533mhz (retail) cpu's and then bought the ASUS PC-DL and memory. What power supply would be sufficient enough for this configuration? This machine will be dedicated only for video editing (Adobe Premiere, After Effects, etc). Any other comments/suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
Video Card: ATI 9000 All-In-Wonder (AGP) 128MB SDRAM
DVD Writer: NEC ND-3540A 16X Double Layer
DVD Rom: NEC 16x
Storage: 2 - Maxtor 200GB 7200rpm IDE 8mb Buffer, 5 - Quantum Atlas II 18.1GB scsi3 ultra160 10k rpm (connect via Adaptec 2100 ) 1 for Boot drive C the other 3 for RAID 0
Floppy Drive: Sony 1.44
I would think 400w should be good. Something by a quality mfg. Fortron Source, Sparkle (ones with FSP in part #), Enermax, OCZ, Antec (Truepower series) are all quality brands. If you want the absolute best (and since its a production rig, it may not be a bad idea) get something from PC Power & Cooling - but you'll pay mightily for it. The others give you good stable power for less, but some people think its worth it for the best.