System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Graphic Design (Adobe Suite), Video Editing
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, HDD, Monitor, CD ROM
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon
Country of Origin: USA
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Additional Comments: Basic Build, Don't need fancy lights or anything special.
I have a 430 watt Trupower 2.0 (about 4 years old) that I can use to save money, but am unsure if it will suffice with todays technology (currently running an FX-55 with 6800 Ultra). Similarly, I have a Thermal Take Tsunami Case that can be recycled too if it will cut back and be effecient enough (will replace the two 120mm fans)
He can run his rig on that PSU until he gets a nice one capable of powering a CF setup. I see no reason to buy a lesser CPU and video card just because the PSU is older or doesn't have a slightly better efficiency.
Based on what you all are saying, buying a psu SHOULD be done sooner rather than later. With that said, dropping the case and adding a couple 120mm fans plus upgrading a bit on the video card and CPU could be worth while.