Thats good to hear
But, if the card takes 300 watts. How about the CPU, RAM, Hard Drives, Sound, and all that good stuff?
Thats GOT to be more than 50 watts eh?
That 350 watt psu is a piece of crap, It's 20 bucks at newegg. I was thinking of buying a 480 watt psu or something.
No fear darlin Dear.
The three hundred watt video card rating I gave you earlier applies to a standard PC configuration: ie. one hard drive, a sound card, 1 cdrom drive, memory, cpu, mobo, lan card, a CPU and case fan.
Bumping the PSU up to 480 watts wouldn't hurt at all, but that's quite a bit of juice. You could run two of everything on your rig. It's all good, and will keep you on the safe side. If I were you i'd choose Antec PSU's, they are reliable. Now if you want to get all fancy, you can go with a brand called PC Power and Cooling, but it's not necessary.
I've been running a home computer that i've built on a 200 watt power supply. It has been working fine since 1995. Matter o' fact i'm writing you this message on that antique pc. I love it! It has a single cd combo drive, a huge 5 and 1/4 Quantum Bigfoot hard drive, pci video card, lan card, floppy drive and onboard sound.
Bear in mind, my pc doesn't require a cpu or case fan. Both of which will not draw very much power anyway. So its up to you, the 480 is best, but a 350 will be just fine.