If i had a 500W power supply, and graphics card and CPU in my PC both using 400W.. Would the 700W be able to handle it? (400W + 400W = 800W > 700W) I just want to be entirely sure before building my rig.. Thanks in advance.
you would need to have a heavy OC to be using 400W on a CPU. id bet its more like 120W at most. as for the video card... even high end cards generally dont use more than 400W unless you buy some dual core monster.
Llama: If you're looking at PSU recommendations from the CPU/GPU mfrs then you're looking at total system power consumption and not power consumption for each part. What are the system components for your build?