#### Phandalyon

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Here is where I am at so far on the takaman's PSU calculator:

3.3V=11.1A

5V=38.2A

12V=29.8A

3.3+5=228.2W

3.3+5+12=586.9W

total=596.9W

My Current PSU is:

+3.3=28A

+5=50A

+12=18A

-12=1A

-5=.8A

+5VSB=2.5A

Wattage=450

As you can see I am horribly overtaxing my current PSU and I haven't even found accurate numbers for several of my devices to enter into takaman's calculator. I am still looking for:

Motherboard (Gigabyte GASINXP1394)

Sound Card (Chaintech AV710)

Vido Capture Card (PCCHIPS cheapie)

USB Hub (Internal, powered on 5V line)

takaman's calculator also only gives the option for 4 USB devices, I have 10.

So I need a pretty decent power supply from the looks of things. I am surprised I have had only the small number of issues I have had so far. My motherboard has some dual power system thingy on it thats supposed to help stability and the system has been extremely stable. It is the USB devices that have been really glitchy.

Anyway, I am looking for a new PSU. I am going to start going through the ones on Newegg one by one and see what I come up with. In the mean time, any help that you can give would be appreciated.

Thank you.