I am having some trouble deciding on what power supply I will need for my next computer. Here are the specs:
-2 80mm & 2 120mm fans
-Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
-Raidmax Maxcool Intel CPU Cooling Fan
-MSI P35 Neo-F P35 Chipset LGA775
-4 GB of DDR2 memory (4x1GB sticks)
-NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX
-(x3) 250 GB SATA-II HDD at 7200rpm
-3 DVD±R disk drives
If more information or clarification is needed please say.
I was also told by someone that I should be safe and go with a higher wattage so my CPU wouldn't fry, but this seemed like BS to me.
I will be ordering my computer from cyberpowerpc so I will also list some of their available power supplies.
-420W (I don't know the model, but it is the default PSU in the Sigma Unicorn case)
-WIN-500XSPX APEVIA 500W
-CoolerMaster Unit 600 Watts eXtreme Power
If any of these PSUs are known to be unreliable, then please say since I can always buy an alternative from newegg.
I know this thread isn't to critique your build, but why the 8500? Get the 8400 for ~$80 less and just do a minor OC to 3.16ghz. And also, 3x DVD drives? Why do you need 3 drives? Heatsink, try a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283. Its the top rated LGA775 heatsink.