Hey Gang ! Thx for input .....most certainly appreciate it !
I will check out the tools you pointed me to and see if i can figure out that 12v rail thing mentioned.
Smarteye & David....say, thx for the heads up on the vid card. i don't usually do vids. this unit is going to be jointly accessed and my partner will be running some vid edits on it....that's mainly the reason for the ram ~ so.....that is great to know. In truth, I have no idea what draws except reading about certain chips. So, I will plug in the dynamics of what i have into those calc tools on the web and see what gives. I know i will be loading it up w/ fans....i like a lotta air movement, maybe even overkill....i don't know; just figure the more air flow the better....keep it down to a dull roar on the heat ya know.
ICit2 ~ hey, yeah you pretty much pegged this situation....it's a work in progress (WIP). Found an inexpensive mobo and decent chip and they were nuff to pop in 8 GB ram for the vid stuff. So, just been moving forward, gathering parts....then i read something somewhere and you know what....think by golly it was that little jewel of an item....yuppers, the vid card. It laid out some high number on the power watts for a PS ....so, figured i had better run this down before i got into a jam....
Again, thx much. Is anything on the mobo a consideration for the PS unit or just go ahead and dial in all my perimeters into those calcs you folks turned me onto ?