Been lurking for a while and finally decided to join up. I am about to upgrade my computer to a hopefully silent (well at least more silent) rig. Right now I am getting so much noise I have to turn the computer off every night to sleep.
I plan on buying this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811129018
And, I was planning to buy a seasonic S12 PSU -- will I be okay with the 380W one or am I better off going for a 430W?
Here is my current rig:
Antec case (7 years old) w/ 350W PSU (antec PSU that came with case)
AMD opteron overclocked from 1.8ghz to 2.3ghz
3 hard drives (2 sata, 1 IDE)
ATI x800 (PCI-E)
normal sound card, mouse and keyboard.
I think that since I have a 350W PSU now I should be okay with just buying a 380W (although sometimes I have to press the on switch about 50 times for the computer to turn on). Are there any other cheaper alternatives for PSU's or should I just bite the bullet and get the seasonic?
Also, do I need to buy any fans or anything? Or should I be set with the stuff that comes with the Solo case (which is worth it, right?).
Last question...is there anything else I should buy to help silence my system before I place my order on newegg?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks a lot.