I'm going to set up a semi-portable pc for live audio use. I want my system to be more powerful that the best laptops.
However, I want it small (19" rackmountable) so that's why micro ATX. I found a nice, small desktop case but it comes with 200W power supply!!! (it says P4 ready...)
Here's my system:
at least 2Gb P4
2x fast IDE drives (8mb cache) and a RAID card (or SCSI)
maybe Intel's D845GERG2 micro ATX board
St-audio's C Port 2000
I have a feeling that I'd need at least 300W ps. What do you think about my system in general? Can one update microATX power to 300W+ ?
im starting to think that standard power supplys you can buy highly over estimate the voltage they can actually handle. a p4 would normaly need 300 watts, but from what voltage? most dells i have seen, p4 and p3 only have 150 watt power supplys. im not sure how that works.
my computer is so fast, it completes an endless loop in less than 4 seconds!