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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
May 8, 2012 2:57:59 PM

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.

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May 9, 2012 2:13:25 AM

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.
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May 10, 2012 5:17:23 PM

i have never, ever seen a 400W CPU in my life. My GPU doesn't even take up that much power. Are you sure that is what it is?
a c 158 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
May 10, 2012 5:57:20 PM

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?