The old PSU is 100%, compatible (hardware wise, but probably not size) but I've decided not to use my old one, mostly because it's a full ATX/EPS power-supply so I can't guarantee it will fit any way, plus It's had some ware, so I will be getting a new one (they don't even sell the model I had any more).
From what I can work out I will need a PSU of about 650, most calculators put the system use at 490 wat-ish so the extra 100w will allow for overhead and an extra 50 w to make sure (though I'm not sure if I will need that even if I'm over-clocking)
AS for OS, I'm going to Dual boot, windows 8 and a linux distro (though I was thinking of trying that Steam OS that's come out) and if it's good enough I'll ditch windows 8 (I have a copy lying around so I don't need to buy it at least).
Is there any way to sort of quick switch between OS's? I can use Steam OS for gaming and Linux OS for general purpose stuff.
There is the problem of drivers though but, i'm guessing that driver support is now a lot more mature then it once was.
I've also had a re-think of the cpu cooler, I can fit a 240mm but if I do, I can't fit a disk drive and I want a BD drive (Blu-ray reader, not writer). so it's a toss between using an 120mm single fan radiator like the H80 OR going with something like the noctua NH-D14 (the prodigy has PLENTY of space).
EDIT: what linux distro would you recommend? (not ubuntu with unity desktop, yuk, perhaps with gnome?)
Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 03:50:45 pm by Swordfish