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    What do you guys think?
    Beginners Video editing system:

    Case: Antec Sonata with 380W power supply

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Orleans 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Processor

    Mobo: Asus M2N-E

    RAM: Corsair XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800

    DVDRW: NEC 16X DVDR DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A

    Hard drive: 2 x Western Digital WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA

    Monitor: 2 x SAMSUNG 930B-Black Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor

    Video: PNY VCG66256XPB Geforce 6600 256MB DDR PCI Express x16 Video

    Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24bit 70SB041000000 7.1 Channels PCI

    Minus rebates and discounts: Total = $996


    Is the power supply and video card adequate? Is 2G of memory overkill?

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    Yes, I would certainly consider upping the power supply. 2 GB of RAM is about the norm these days for a new editing PC for use enthusiasts; and the graphics card will do fine for editing until more software takes advantage of the power of the GPU.

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    Why wouldn't a 380W power supply be enough for this build? This is an estimation.

    100W for CPU
    40W for motherboard
    30W for video
    30W for 3 harddrives
    10W for fans and dvdrw

    210W total

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    How did you derive those figures? Power usage spikes at various times and is not a constant.

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    These were estimates from what I have read. It's kinda hard for me to realize that this build needs more that 380W.

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    The PSU will be fine, but the high end, more robust units tend to come in bigger sizes. So what I'm really saying is that the higher end unites are rated higher, not that you couldn't possibly use the PC with that amount of power

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    AMD A64 X2 3800/ASrock 939 Dual Sata II w/thermalright SI-120/2 gig Patriot 3200LLC/WD 10000rpm Raptor SATA/Seagate 300g SATA-Raid/PC Power and Cooling 510 SLI PSU/2-80g Seagate PATA/9700Pro AGP/M-Audio 1010/KRK V6's/XP Pro SP2

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    A reliable power supply is as important as the size. Get a good brand, but how you decide what good is, not sure really, I guess good means not too cheap and maybe one that the overclockers go for.

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    carylee, thanks for the calc. Is the calculator base on peak load or idle?

    278W total with an X2 3800+. Switching to X2 since AMD prices are going down low.

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