I am in the process of buying a new machine - specs wise here is what I have ordered.
Intel E5200 2.5 (chose because of low cost and overclock headroom)
GA-EG31M-s2 Gigabyte mobo
Leadtek (PX)9800 GT 512
2gb DDR2 800
LiteON DH-20A3S DVD writer
Seagate Barracuda 7200 250GB
LG Widescreen 19"
but.. on the PSU issue I ordered the Gigabyte ODIN 575W (GE-P585A-C2)
Its all gigabyte coz my mate gives it to me at cost, and thats what we get here is South Africa lol.
But my biggest question is will this 575W give me the 26A on the 12v rails I need? Would the 460W have managed? This PSU from what I can gather puts out +- 43A but if someone could confirm this it'd be great. And is this case a good one for permitting the sort of airflow I'd require to get the 5200 to 3ghz?
1 - so will this psu do it?
2 - will it give me o'c headroom?
The Apevia ATX-AS500W-BL started off with an either love it or hate it look and with a questionable build quality. During the load testing portion of the review the design choices lead to poor performance and some literal falling apart as the unit began to melt. At a load of only 241w at 45c the 12v2 rail fell out of the ATX specification for 12v output voltage range and sealed the fate of the Apevia.
OK for TT, antec, corsair, OCZ, PC P&C, seasonic ( lots of good PSU have SEASONIC parts ... ) and many others. Just do you HOMWORK... google it or be an addict to some nice reviews site !