I have an AMD Athlon 3500+ with 2 GB of ram (4 3200 crucial DDR pieces, not super fast RAM), 4 hard drives adding up to 1.3 TB an ATI All IN Wonder AIW x300 video card, built in audio, I forget the motherboard, a crummy ECS something or other. Got the cpu and MB deal at Fry's electronics a while back. 1 dvdrw drive - NEC. I run a 550 watt power supply unit with dual fans, i think it is the Antec TruePower 2.0 550W. I have had it running almost 24-7 for about 10 months. Works well. I would play it safe if you are going to increase the number of hard drives later. I increased mine and probably will again. Plus, you have a power sucker video card with a tv tuner card and the audio card. Get the Enermax 660 watt model EPS12V 660W. A bit pricy but with the machine you have, it's worth it. I have that one on my other machine, it's awesome. Super cool, air never flows warm out of that thing, even when I used to live in Riverside, CA (pretty warm/hot place). Best of luck. Let us know how it goes.
I'm building a new computer and was wondering how big of a power supply I'd need. Below are some of the components
AMD X2 4400
ATI X1900XT PCI Express 512mb
Hauppauge 500 Dual TV tuner
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
2 400 gb sata harddrives
2 DVD Drives (1 DVD Burner, 1 DVDROM)
Any reccomendation? Would 500Watts be ok? Or should I go a bit higher? I don't want to cause problems, but also don't want to have a really noisy machine.
Thanks, I appreciate all that have helped with my questions on this forum for building my new comp.