Originally Posted by tytlyf
I would go with a PSU $100. Since you didn't list your brand, i'm assuming you are using the one that came with your case....upgrade to something with 500w or more. Make sure it's a quality unit..
The PSU will have you setup for the next step in your build.....
Originally Posted by slydog64
Does anyone know anything about dynex powersupplies. I picked one up at best buy a while ago with my friends discount so i got it for read cheap. Its a 500w but I dont know if its a good brand or not. No one seems to talk about them.
Originally Posted by aweir
500W is overkill IMHO. The stability of the rails is far more important than wattage. Don't just buy the highest wattage power supply you see. Use common sense...stick with Thermaltake, Aspire, Antec ect. (the MAJOR brandnames) therefore you get quaility, and stable voltage, which is better. Id say anywhere around 400W is more than plenty. Where are you poeple getting your power requirements from?
Originally Posted by gabe1231
i was looking at CFing my system, but the benchmarks i've read don't seem to live up to the hype.
edit: i'm looking at the Raptors. 74gb one is on sale on newegg. Besides from faster loading times, what else will perform better? and how hard are they to install when i already have an IDE drive?