Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Just to supplement the power supply question, please don't gauge a powersupply (psu) by it's wattage alone. What's WAY more important is the number of amps it can supply on the +12v lines (rails). For mid to high end video cards look for something with more than 30amps total available on the 12v rail. 35 is better and 40 is even better. When you look closely at PSU specs you'll see the expensive brands have much more +12v amperage available/wattage specified. All too often I see people replacing their cheapo PSU because they bought by just looking at the wattage and then finding out it doesn't cut the mustard when demand is high. One other point is many new PSUs have multiple +12v rails. Just add these up to get the total. Is one with multiple rails better than a single rail? The concensus seems to be, it's just a gimmick and doesn't make any difference. My old Enermax 465p has 33amps available and powers my mid+ range computer very well with it's single line. Compare that amperage with the one you're looking to buy.
A quaility PSU is your computer's best friend and will last through a few computer incarnations.
Sony KDL-55HX750, (Shaw Gateway,4 portals) , Sony STR-DN1000, Sony BDP-S590, Logitech Harmony 650