I'm having a problem with my new build, as it will not start up (no lights, fans, etc) and I'm trying to figure out if it's my Seasonic x750 PSU.
Before I go shoving any paper clips in there, would there be any harm in testing my old Enermax Noisetaker II 485w on this build with only the CPU, Heatsink, and RAM installed? (Already tried with just one stick, and then no sticks on RAM... though I wouldn't be able to hear beep codes w/out a built in speaker anyway).
Thanks in advance...pretty defeated at the moment.
The other two are right. Sandy-Bridge is extremely efficient; 480w is enough to run that i7 easily, every day. It would even leave enough room for a very nice mid to mid-high end card, as Kepler and GCN are also very efficient!