Blah. Definitely goin to need some assistance on this. I was doing some reading on the Dimension 9110 and they made mention of BTX being used. I am not sure how/if this would effect me regarding the PSU type, as the majority of PSU's seem to eb ATX? Maybe it's a non issue for me period?
Wow, after a lucky google (where earlier I had gotten no luck for some reason) I found that the PSU being used is in fact an ATX. The case is a BTX design, but that did not alter the PSU type that was being used, so it looks like I am safe there. http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1712&page=3
First off, Corsair is regarded as one of the best mainstream power suppliers (actually made by Seasonic).
Lets see, the 450vx has 33amps on the +12v rail (what powers everything...performace video cards need lots of amps.) The TT has 2 @ 14 and 15 amps...which you would think = 29amps, but in reality it's probably more like 25amps or less. I don't know the math, but you can't just add the two +12v rails together.
Next, the 450vx has 85% effeciency while the TT has 70%. The higher the effeciency = less electricity turning to HEAT (and heat is the enemy of electronic components). If you look at well known and higher quality power supplies, they all have 80%+ effeciency ratings, to where the cheapest crap has 60-65% and so on.
Overall, the 450vx is just a much higher quality unit and well worth the extra $10'ish over the TT.
Also, I would advise you to almost never buy your PSU from newegg. Their prices are always on the high side (for PSU's) and they almost never have free shipping on the models worth buying.
Hmm don't mean to sound like a wet blanket but with P4 + 8800 i am thinking on demanding games you'd find the processor bottlenecking in your system but if this is a eventual upgrade cycle that would lead to a completely new DIY rig in the future then go for itIf u want instant processor upgrade and not have to but OS then keep an eye out for cheap Dell motherboard sales. A Dimension 9150 lets u use up to Pentium D while 9200 gains access to a Quad. You wanna dabble with AMD dual cores then get an E521 mobo (going for peanuts) Either way you may want to ask questions and see if any of these could fit into your case but the plus side is there all BTX mobos ^^ Me? I concluded moving away from Dell/brandname computers since DIY makes me know exactly what is in my PC now and in the future