Hello, Im running on a i5 2500k not overclocked, 3 coolermaster 120mm 2000rpm fans gigabyte nvidia gt 430 a 60gb OCZ solid state drive 1tb hdd 8gb of adata 1600mhz ram im running on 500 watts of power which came with my coolermaster case
it will work because the nvidia GT430 hardly draws any power so its doubtful you break 225w at load but cooler master PSU that come with cases are not quality units. I would not hold your breathe for that unit to ever provide 500w at even peak.
hmm so ill be more than fine with this for now .not planning to upgrade anymore lol
Yeah that power is sufficient, but please keep in mind that many PSUs are complete garbage and will not deliver their rated power. If you're concerned, you should see if any professional sites such as HardOCP have reviewed it.