I have a system in mind, and it's almost ready to go, except for one thing - the power supply! I've been told that my rig will need a fair amount of juice, and that I need to be careful which PSU I buy. The first thing I was going to do was just buy the highest wattage PSU I could find, but apparently a high wattage doesn't guarantee a high amperage, which I understand is the most important consideration. I've tried using online power supply calculators, but I can't make head nor tail of them; they ask for information that I'm completely ignorant about. So, I was hoping that I could give you my specs and let one of your good selves recommend a PSU for my needs (feel free to recommend changes to the rest of the rig if you like). Here we go!
Graphics Card: nVidia 8800 GTX 768MB
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz 95W Go Stepping (Retail 775)
Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI NF650i 775
RAM: Corsair 2GB PC2-6400 XMS2 (2x1GB)
HDD: 160GB Maxtor Diamondmax 20 SATA2 8MB (Also using an external USB 500GB Western Digital HDD)
I'm not sure what else will be relevant to the final power requirement, but hopefully that'll do. One thing I am aware of is the fact that my graphics card will require two PCI-E connectors.
Cheers for reading.