Hello. I have a 460w extreme power plus PSU from CoolerMaster and since I know nothing about PSUs I decided to ask the community if this one would suffice for running the following system:
P7p55d Pro mobo + Core i5 750 + 4GB Corsair 1600mhz 1.65v + HD4670 + 2 HDDs. No overclocking intended.
I'm looking forward to upgrade to this system but I'm kind of low on money. I wonder if my PSU will handle it without, you know, blowing everything up or something. I should be able to get a better PSU in a couple of months to replace this one. In fact I'm saving money for some more robust power supply like a Corsair 750w for future-proofness. Well the eXtreme Power Plus had served me well on my Athlon x2 4000+ system so far but I assume the i5 platform would be more power hungry.
And (why not) if you have some good reading about PSUs let me know, so I won't have to come back to ask the same kind of question in the future.
I did use a PSU calculator but I also question the quality of the product. I could easily buy a 700w+ power supply manufactured from some company I never heard of. As for the graphics card, I belive the 4670 is not that hard on the PSU. It doesn't even use a separate power connector but draws power directly from the PCI-Ex bus. Plus I was worried a 4 core solution would be more power hungry than a low end 2 core though I see your point there geofelt: my previous system was a 65nm one.
Well I'll just go for it since you guys seem to see no problem with this. Thanks! And I'll spend some time at jonnyguru.com.