Every once in a while I get questions on what kind of power
supplies to use for media center pcs. The answer is pretty much the same for
most cases. Use enough power to run a simple pc. Let's face it, you are not
going to be doing some heavy computing with a media PC so why throw your
money a way on that expensive power supply which in the long run will result
in to a higher electric bill.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips