I've been researching this barebones kit and have always wanted to do a small form-factor build and have seen some good reviews on this particular case. My question is..
I want to get the best performance per watt out of my shuttle
the onboard PSU is rated @ 500w and is 80 plus certified
it comes with the barebones kit* in the link i posted in the OP.
Its a 80 Certified Bronze 500w PSU
In the Youtube video that guys got a sandybridge core i7 and an AMD 7970 3gb
playing bf3 and everything
but I'm thinking yea but how long could a PSU hold out like that, you know?
which card are you getting? 500w is enough for almost any single card setup
Even more so considering the OP is building a Shuttle SFF which makes it nearly impossible to cram the highest-powered components in without running into thermal brick walls, so 500W should be more than enough to easily accommodate anything that can safely be crammed inside the box.