well that sucks, i really like my 295 and my itx case, i would hate to buy another video card. i've been looking at some psu calculators and it looks like i would draw 458 watts total based on whats going in the pc. i figured that 8 watts is not much to worry about do to the psu is a 80 plus certified. i read the link you gave me and it also state under load with a i7 960 which uses alot more power than my 2600k it was using a total of 416 watts. any other thoughts?