here are my specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 G0 SLA9V Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
NViDia GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported
A-DATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800 2GB Memory Kit
SAMSUNG 941BW Black 19" 4ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower
normal and overclocked ^_^
If one's monitor choice has something to do with PSU, I need someone to
explain it to me.
Am I safe in assuming it is only included on the principle, "Offer all the information you have, even if you don't expect some of it to make a difference"?
I've seen a wattage calculator somewhere, but I don't recall where. It's been more than a year since I looked at it. . .
Corsair VX450W or HX520W
Recently fitted a Corsair HX620 for a mate with very similar specs to yours, maybe a tad beefier in fact, and it runs sweet...
Yep, the Corsair VX450 (450W) will be fine, as there is nothing there that will stress it out, or maybe the HX520 (520W) if you add more HDD's and go to an 8800 card.
Always bigger is better as far as power output is concerned, too much power is better than not enough in this case. I'll not argue the merits of one brand PSU over another. As Wilbur has observed, the bigger PSU will allow for expansion down the road.