I am considering buying a new Dell Demension E310 P4 processor 521 w/HT 2.8 GHz, 800 FSB. The power supply on this system from the specs list is Power
Input voltage: 90 to 135V and 180 to 265 V at 50/60 Hz
Output wattage: 230 Watts maximum continuous
Output voltage: 3.3V, 5V, and 12V
Heat dissipation: 434.6 BTU/hour
Power management: APM
Backup battery: 3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell
My question is wouldn't a 350 w power supply be better than the one in the specs? Are Dells known for power supply problems? I have read several in the questions section. Can I request a larger power supply by Dell? How do you know whats enough with all of the periferals to add on. Would Dell laugh at me for asking to upgrade the power supply?