Originally Posted by Custom88
It'* an eMachine!
Funny that a lot of people say they're junk.. but if you actually look at what their higher models are made of, they're quality parts for the most part.
Generally speaking, the weak link in an eMachine is --wait for it-- the PSU. Catch is, you can't just go out and install any ol' one you find at Best Buy. They're proprietary. If you want guaranteed compatibility, you'll have to go for another, just-as-crappy eMachines PSU.
My uncle'* eMachine likes to restart or shut down in the middle of use, no surprise
Apparently, wattage isn't much of the issue with PSU'*. My brother, the bigger expert on this stuff (I just spit out what I know... not that much), is a serious advocate of stable amperage
as opposed to maximum watts. If you can fit any PSU in there, yeah, go with a nice Antec, mine is 430W IIRC, and the amperage and such are good.