I will be getting this PC soon: HP Pavilion p6565uk Desktop PC Product Specifications HP
And while waiting for it to arrive, I have been looking over the specs sheet over and over. When I first read through it, it struck me as odd that the PSU was only 300W. For a computer with 6GB DDR3, 6 cores, a blu ray reader and a 1.5GB GPU, surely this is too little? The instruction manual with my Nvidia 8400GS, it said have a 300W minimum PSU (and that card only had 512MB vRAM). Yes, I know that the RAM isn't a main factor, but still, isn't 300W too little??
(Yes, I did want to build another rig, to re-strengthen my faith in my capabilities of doing so (some of you may remember that the motherboard on my last rig shorted by itself), but this PC was cheaper than it would cost to build one with worse specs (or so Custom PC magazine showed http://images.bit-tech.net/issues/20...ustompc-95.jpg
). Looks like I'll just have to wait a bit longer to build my dream rig. I will probably also be wanting to mod this a bit, e.g. get it up to the 16GB RAM max, add some more HDDs, so I do hope that despite it being a microATX board that the case will still fit normal size PSUs (as my last case didn't. Well, it did if I could go without an optical drive, which I couldn't).