Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent
Just for maybe Skype, web browsing, and chatting, listening to music, and maybe movies.
Depends on your video card needs, whether or not a 250W power supply will be adequate. Is this a "modern" motherboard providing PCIe slots?
For onboard graphics chip and your limited usage as described, should be ok. But for any high-end video card I doubt this power supply will be adequate. Typically 400W minimum I believe.
If you're receptive to a terrific inexpensive upgrade to a perfectly adequate and very capable card that's extremely low power usage and will give you terrific performance, pick up a FANLESS ATI HD5450 1GB
(100% silent) for about $40. It's got a 1/2-size format and comes with an additional "small profile" backplane you can use, so it fits perfectly if your case and motherboard is "small profile". It's also part of the family of video cards (HD5xxx and higher) that ATI is continuing to support with their current Catalyst drivers
Also, if it's going to be Windows 7 that you install I'd recommend spending a few dollars on a matched pair of memory cards to provide at least 4GB total for good performance, if your existing memory doesn't provide 4GB.