This is my first post to bleepingomputer.com, but I do have some experience with forums...
So here is my system information:
Biostar AMD motherboard
Athlon 64 X2 5600 processor
4 Gigs of memory
Hauppauge HVR-1250 tuner card (PCIe x1)
Linksys wireless PCI card
WD 500GB SATA HDD
LiteON SATA DVD R/W
270W HEC PSU
I am wanting to add a video card to this system (because it is an HTPC) and one of the video cards that I am looking at says that it it requires a 300W PSU, whereas the other one does not have any requirements. Here are the two cards I am looking at (I'm leaning towards the Sapphire card):Sapphire - no minimum PSU requirementAsus - 300W minimum PSU requirement
The only reason I am making this post is because my HTPC case (HEC case
) requires a somewhat unique PSU (TFX form factor I believe) and it seems to be difficult to find one greater than 300W (I'd like to have at least 350W, which I think I may have found here
What is everyone's opinion on this topic? Would I be okay with just 270W? 300W? Or should I DEFINITELY get at least a 350W PSU?
Thanks in advance!