Originally Posted by Da5id Weatherwax
One thing that most folks designing systems unwittingly skimp on is the power supply. High end GPUs in particular really do suck down the wattage (converting most of it to heat, so figure in extra cooling too)
Yeah, I learned the Power Supply truth years ago. I had a PC I had been using for a while and occasionally adding parts to. Suddenly I had hard drives "failing" after adding a new one. Basically, I had exceeded the power provided by the Power Supply.