Intel E6750 2.66 (Stock)
Asus P5K-VM Mobo
Samsung 320GB SATA2 HDD
2x1GB DDR2 800 RAM
20" Asus LCD Widescreen Monitor
I will never overclock and I like to keep my system as light as possible and I wont have SLI. I plan to purchase a card similar to GTX260 or whatever cards come out in the next few months from Nvidia. Any suggestions what kind of powersupply I should get now for a setup like this and gfx card like 260 which i plan to buy in the future. I am thinking future proof...but that doesnt mean i'd like a 850w psu. I am thinking whatever is just perfect, not to less n not too much.
Using this calculator http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
your system with the GTX260 will use about 300w (that's bumping you to 4 sticks of RAM, 4 120mm fans etc.), PSU manufacturers recommend running at 60% of load. Any good quality 500w to 550w power supply would be fine.
EVGA recommends 500w and 36 amps http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm running into price problems at Newegg, that PSU should be $79.99 after rebate.
Check www.buy.com they usually have better prices on Corsair PSUs and free shipping
Here for how many watts the GTX 260 uses