I am building my first Gaming PC and had a question about my PSU and if it supported my graphics card first and then the rest of the system. Also wanted to know if the 700W is enough or is it wasting power that i don't need.
This is my build (from newegg.com) :
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS 1TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM $79.99
Yes the PSU will provide enough power for the system. As for your concern about wasting power, just because it's rated at 700W doesn't mean it's always drawing that much. Lastly, it seems like you're picking a lot of last generation products - any particular reason for the slow HDD, and the old socket processor/motherboard?
Thanks for the replies guys
The reason I am picking the motherboard is that I am CHEAP
It was one of the reasonably priced ones that had a lot of good ratings in Newegg.com
Like I said, this is my first build so I don't know much about the parts except whether they will fit together or not.
If you can suggest any other MB that fits my $700-$750 budget then i would GREATLY appreciate it
About the PSU, I do in the future plan to upgrade the ram (once the cheap 4 GB sticks are out)
also maybe upgrade the video card. so thats why i picked the PSU. Also the PSU running at 50% capacity means it will be safe during sudden peak demands so this should be a perfect PSU for me
hmm yeah the article does make it seem like FSP is crap. how do i know if the PSU i pick is an FSP Epsilon PSU. i checked my PSU on newegg and it does not mention FSP or Epsilon anywhere
or is FPS an alternative name for OCZ
Even better, I was just trying to keep a similar price to the OCZ. Go for that EA650 and Antec 300 illusion, you won't regret it.
awesome!!! thanks a lot for your help yoyojam55. am prbly going to order the new combo build with the EA650 combo tonite.
anyone else know anything wrong with the combo build, i would appreciate a quick heads up