550W or 650W?
The actual output capabilities could be a trivial depending on the brand you buy. For reference, here is what TR was getting for at-the-wall power consumption of various Pentium XE systems (scroll down):http://techreport.com/review/9627/intel ... ocessor/15
yeah, but their test system only had a 7900 GTX, which is a lot less power hungry than a GTX 480. From what I can see online after a quick google search, Nvidia recommends a 350-400W power supply for a 7900GTX, but a 600W power supply for a GTX 480. I'm really on the fence, because Newegg has a great deal on a Rosewill 550 Hive right now for $37 after MIR, but jumping up to a 650W would be around double the price. And sadly my local craigslist doesn't have any suitable PSUs right now.