Nice build, 500w is enough for all that plus some upgrades in the future as long as you get a decent brand PSU with plenty of amps. Look for something better than Thermaltake but stay in the 500w range.
Also with the RAM you can get some cheaper 667mhz RAM and still be able to overclock the E4300 to 3ghz without pushing the RAM, but it might be a good idea to get the 800mhz for the future. Ballistx FTW
It looks like I need a 400 watt PSU. I think I'll go with a 500 watt to be sure. Any one have one they would pick? Any sales or deals?
Dont make the mistake of getting ANY 400w or that 500w PSU. The amount of power that your PC needs is measured in amps not watts.
That PSU does not have enough amps to power the 8800GTS.
I would suggest getting a power supply with at least 34amps on the 12v rail.
Excellent choices are the Corsair HX520/HX620 , the Antec Truepower 550w and 650w, Enermax Liberty 500w/620w, any PC Power&Cooling, Seasonic S12 550w/650w, Seasonic M12 Series, many Silverstone and Thermaltake PSUs.
Thanks guys, I went with 2 of theses, figured why not get set up! I'm planning on doing them in SLI mode "PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR EPS12V 1000W Continuous $529.99 each
If anyone needs some of my power let me know and i will email you some.
Ok! Just playing. :wink:
I went with this PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-520HX RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$129.99
Thanks for all your help. Sweeeeet!!!!!
now to get OT:
my dream pc:
Lian Li PC-60A Plus II Midtower Case
2x Noctua 120mm fans
2x Noctua 80mm fans
Corsair HX520 520w PSU
Intel Core 2 Duo e6420 @3.4ghz
Noctua 120mm Heatsink/Fan
XFX 7900GS Extreme 1550/525
Zalman FC-ZV9 VGA Cooler
2gb Kingston Value Ram
Bluegears Benspirer Sound Card
Samsung Spinpoint T 500gb HD
Sony NEC Optiarc SATA DVD Burner