My 3 yr old PSU from Antec, I think called an a SmartPower, anyway its only 380 watts, and the 12v is only 16a, which I think is pretty small. Anyway most likely its too small, how much power do i need for this:
Intel c2duo 6750
MSI P35 Neo2-FR LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1GB ddr2
8800gt of some sort
2 hds, 1 burner, a few fans
My guess is about 450, but Im aiming for 500, but what Im also aiming for around $60 or less only if quality is still good.
Thanks a lot guys. I'm new to the forum and my 1st post "would have been" a request asking why won't my old (5yrs) Antec 300W PS work with my AM2 CPU and ECS MB. I figured that the PS wasn't hefty enough and the PS calculator verified it. The PS listed above sound great too. I think I'll be ordering 2 of the Seasonic 500W Ps later today.
Wouldn't it be great if the MB manufacturers would publish the pwr requirements of their products?
If you're suggesting the motherboard manufacturer's publish the power requirements for their different boards, that's virtually impossible. The motherboard draws relatively little power on it's own. The video card and processor in the system are usually the two highest drawing components in a high-end system, and the "top of the line" changes on a fairly frequent basis. As an FYI, the video card and processor manufacturer's usually publish some sort of information on how much power their products draw, but you'd have to do some research to find it.