I reckon that I'm having power problems. My el-cheapo, came-with-the-case 400W PSU is trying to power 4 drives, 5 fans, the mobo etc.
The reason I think I am having problems, and I'm yet to prove this for sure, is that my USB modem suddenly loses power after about 10 mins or so. I've checked that Windows isn't set to power down the USB, and I've de-installed and re-installed the modem drivers. The modem was fine before I rebuilt, but with the rebuild I've added three case fans and one Coolermaster Aero CPU fan.
I disconnected one of the fans and a CD drive from the PSU last night and the modem stayed up. So chances are its the PSU.
Question is, what should I buy? It's just your average home PC with a few extra fans and (eventually) lights. Is 400W enough? I see that PSU's are rated for different amps etc. Not being much of an electrician I'm lost. Do I want a 500W PSU, or a 400W with bigger AMP rating, or one that glows green and blue and pink?
What's a good PSU for around the £50-60 mark (or less!)? Don't need anything flashy, I'd rather something solid and stable.