Im not wrong on the PSU wattage here. Why go cheap or underpowered on a nice system u have there?....all that wil ldo is cause unknown errors and possibly burn out hardware items or shorten there life span.
Oh the wattages im getting here are at almost peak levels because when your running a game what is happening to the computer and the components at this time?...How about all the problems people are having with BSOD`s and errors in page fault and non-page fault???......well partly because they are running underpowered., but not all of them just saying a majority of them, what about when your in a game playing it and all of sudden the colors change???.....how about game locks up???....or computer crashes and goes into a reboot only to recieve a driver error???...and then it happens again but this time different error shows up until you have several errors showing up???...next thing here is HD gets corrupted...yes it does when all those errors happens...so what are the consequeses here???....hhhmmm lets see fix hardware problem first, shut down service or services that are causing part of the rrors, run chkdsk /f /r, possibly end up doing a repair on windows also if chkdsk fails to fix the problem areas. aaaahhhhh what headaches when someone just wants to play a game that they spent a hunk of money on a computer but it came with a poor quality PSU as most of them do from manufactures or people that dont know what they are doing when they build a computer, THEY FORGET ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE....the PSU.
Advice to you:
By the way go with Corsair - they run quieter too besides consistent, not saying at all Antec is not good because they are good quality PSU`s also.
That is true what is 50 bucks these days especially when your talking in the thousands....lol.
Thermaltake ToughPower (notice I said "ToughPower")
Hint: go to newegg.com or try geeks.com to shop for a good quality PSU.
When choosing a PSU you need to pay attention to the voltage on 3.3, 5.0, and 12 volt rails depending on the system you are choosing it for, it is posted in the specifications section of the PSU you are looking at, also the plug ins (pins) for the power plugs on it.
Go with AMD processors
Go with above PSU`s (stay away from cheap ones that will cause you nothing but problems in the end) also even though a cheap one runs the system at first, dont forget that they deteriate over time and alot faster than a good quality one does plus a good quality PSU runs more consistent voltage throughout its life span.
When you buy a tower to build your pc in, make sure it has breathing room between all the components and also, fan mounts (front, rear, and sides of tower) sign of a good tower. Start with CPU, cooling system, and motherboard and work your way toward ram memory and graphics card.
Nvidia or ATI?...hhhmmm ...personally i go with Nvidia graphics cards unless it is not compatible with processor and chipset then it would be ATI.
Note: 32bit operating systems can only see up to 4 gigs of ram
( -video ram ) from onboard video memory.
64bit systems can see 4gigs +.