I am looking forward to create my second rig using stock parts that our shop cannot sell. Now, I am wondering if this stock Thermaltake litepower 700W would be able to run the system. Hardware are as follows:
MOBO: Gigabyte x58a UD3R CPU: Intel i7 960 GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6950 2gb CASE: CM HAF X MEMORY: 3x2gb OCZ GOLD PC12800 HDD: 2x WD 1TB BLACK boot Drive: Crucial C300 64gb other hardware: 3 led fans(not including CM HAF X fans), Thermaltake Contac 29 CPU cooler, OCZ XTC memory cooler.
I do not know much about this PSU, it is all we have in stock, before I put it all together I am now wondering if this PSU can handle all the hardware or cause some hardware problems since this system will be used for a mini gaming server, and downtime would be a pain in the arse. Thanks!
If you want reliability you wouldn't be using a Thermaltake Litepower W0356. That probably explains why it only has a 2 year warranty. The 700 Watts, that Thermaltake markets it as, is Peak Power. Its labeled continuous power output is 600 Watts.
the litepower 450w got a great review, however the 600 and 700w models are made by the same manufacturer as the trupower RX series which have horrible reviews. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma... I wouldnt risk it. Also the 700w is peak power, it is really a 600w psu (if it can produce its rated power.) I would rather take a 550w antec than a 700w thermaltake.
This PSU will be just temporary btw, I will be upgrading it after 2 - 4 months. I just don't have the budget yet and it was all we have in stock.
I have put all the parts and it ran alright.
However I have one small worry, would I suffer hardware damage by using the PSU?