Check <A HREF="http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=de..." target="_new">THIS German Review</A> (translated by babel) it should give you and idea, but yeah running so much stuff in your rig proabbly means you're often going to brush up against the top end of your PSU, even though it is a relatively good quality PSU.
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Thanks for that link. That was a very useful article. It looks like the Radeon 9700 Pro will pull up to 17.6 more Watts under stressful conditions. I am not using my second HDD for anything right now (I had intended to put a Linux partition on it, but never got around to it). Any guesses as to how much extra Wattage I could free up by removing it?
Quick question, are you Overclocking? If so and you boost your voltages you may have a problem. I have a NF2 XP2500+, 2 optical drives, 2 HDD's (WD 8MB'ers), 2 80mm case fans, huge AeroV heatsink/fan, Santa Cruz sound card, 2 sticks PC3200, and an Antec Lanboy with your same 350w Antec Smart Blue PS. It does absolutely fine without overclocking. And correct me if I'm wrong but the radeon 9500 Pro is a power hog too like the 9700 Pro. Mine ran absolutely fine, but when I overclocked my CPU to a 200 bus (xp3200+ setting), I could not run benchmarks successfully without lockups. With a Ti4200, or a Radeon 9800 non pro, I had no problems overclocking. I suspect that the Radeon 9500 pro's power req. and the 350w PS may have been the reason. Anyway, I never got around to putting in a True430 watt to test the theory.
But the Antec smart350 is a good 350w PS. If it were a cheapo brand, forget about it.