The CPU alone can be 100 Watts. Add much else and that PS will be taxed, then fail and cause the owner a lot of grief plus time lost.
I had a couple of questions...getting all my hardware today. amd 64 3500+, asus a8v deluxe mobo, 350 watt psu, and case...
1. Does the retail box for an amd 64 3500+ come with a heat sink and fan and thermal paste or tape? I ordered a heatsink and fan just in case. How good is newegg with returns if it already has a heatsink? Or should i use the one i bought anyway, since its probably better than the stock one?
2. Any advice or pointers for putting this thing together?