I have an interesting side project I have started. My buddy gave my a 15" lcd, and I stripped it down, thinking to make a kickass window mod with it, (remove the back light and have the lcd be able to change colors/patters over the inside of the case), but I couldn't figure out a few of the circuit board placements, so I am going a little more simple. I just want to chuck the the whole screen, backlight and all into the side panel of my secondary computer.
The LCD has a 12 volt 3.5 amp power brick, and I would like to mod the sucker completely into the case, preferably sucking that 3.5A off the main power supply, instead of having another power cord in the back.
I currently have 300ish watt power supply that can only give 8A over the 12v rail. I have a 939 A64 3700+, 2x1GB of DDR400, 2 hard drives, and 4 80mm fans (including the CPU cooler). I would be adding a PCI video card (probably an FX5200) to drive the LCD screen. Do you think I have enough power left over to power the backlights, or should I get a more powerful power supply?