Ok, so I am planning on finally building a new rig. What my goal is, is to have an economical gaming rig. Below I have listed my components. I put a lot of thought into it and just wanted to make sure everything, at least in theory, is compadible. The computer came out to $729.92. That's without including rebates and only including new egg prices....but it also didn't include shipping. So, after rebates and really shopping around for the best deals, it shouldnt cost me more than $700. Anyway, here is the list:
Sunbeam PSU-HUSH680-US-BL 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply (nice PSU, but not sure if it is enough wattage...in the future I may experiment with overclocking and also a RAID 0 configuration, so that is something to take into consideration) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Putting VISTA Ultimate 64-bit in it (how much of a decrease in performance will I see between ultimate 64 and home premium 64? Only reason i am going with ultimate is because I can get it for free, or else i wouldn't even touch it)
You have are going to buy a case with a power supply and you are buying a separate power supply? Does not seem to have much of a point.
Spend money on a better case. Something like an Antec P182 or an Antec Nine-Hundred.
Also consider spending more money on your power supply. Can't say I have heard much about Sunbeam. Spend some more money on something made by Corsair or PC Power and Cooling. Nothing ruins your day like a power supply that craps out and fries your entire system.
No, I dont plan on using crossfire, with this rig at least. And about the PSU. Yes the came comes with one, but the one it comes with does not put out adequate wattage...so I would just take that out and sell it on ebay. There are other cases of equivalent price, but didn't come with PSUs, so I figured I would go with the one that has the PSU.
But yes, I figured somone would say that I should invest in a nicer case, and I do agree. As for the PSU, I will check out better brands, but is the wattage ok for my build?