intel e8400 wolfdale 3.0ghz (i want to overclock this to 4.0ghz stable)
extra 120mm case fan
coolermaster v8 cpu cooler
I would like to know what kind of power supply i would need, like how much watts.
Can you give me a suggestion, i dont know what brand of power supplies would be the best for this set-up taking into consideration i want to overclock the e8400 to 4.0ghz stable.
Also, i will use this computer mainly for WoW and i know this may sound stupid, but will this build handle WoW with ease, constant 60+ fps everywhere? this would be played on a 23" 1920 x 1200 hd monitor using the 5770's hdmi output.
The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the +12 volt rail(s) can easily power a system with any single video card made. A high quality 700 to 750 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the +12 volt rail(s) can power a system with two video cards operating in dual mode. There are a few exceptions like the new ATI Radeon HD 5XXX series cards which use less power due to their energy efficiency.
A high quality 500 to 550 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 40 amps. A high quality 700 to 750 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 60 amps.
In addition the power supply should be at least 80+ Bronze certified for energy efficiency. There are some models available which have achieved 80+ Silver and 80+ Gold Certifications.
Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and Seasonic are some of the brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units. One example would be the Antec Earthwatts series which is a major improvement over Antec’s older psu’s like the Basiq models.
For a system with just one video card the Corsair VX550 suggested by others would be an appropriate choice.