Thanks for taking the time to read my first post but please forgive me if my question is noob-ish!
I'm building a 'basic' gaming pc from left-over components and was wondering if a Powercool 650w PSU model PC-650AUBA-M would be sufficient to power a Core 2 Quad 6600 running an Asus Geforce model GTX550 ti (1gb, GDDR5) graphics card?
The PSU itself is 80+ certified and looks to have 20a on each of its 12v (it's a dual rail psu).
Like I said, the system itself is pretty basic, in addition to the C2Q CPU there's 4gb ram, with 1 hard drive and 1 DVD RW drive and a memory card reader. I've no intentions of adding another graphics card or any other components that will draw power on the psu.
I plan on using it primarily for older games (Far Cry, FEAR, Doom 3, Quake 4, etc) but was wondering if the PSU would allow games such as Crysis (which I know is heavy on the Graphics Card side) to run without the risk of the system blowing due to excess power used by said game
If not, could someone in the know recommend a PSU thats not going to cost much but will definitely get the job done?
The reason I was asking re the Powercool psu is that i've already got it left over from a previous system and thought it could be put to good use.
Going by what rockstar_7 said, the overall power requirement for my intended system doesn't appear to be that much so would I get away with just using the Powercool, bearing in mind I don't intend on overclocking anything?
Just to confirm the power specs for the PSU:
+3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 -12V +5VSB BLK GRN GRY
24A 28A 20A 20A 0.5A 2.0A COM PS-ON PW-OK
179W Max RETURN REMOTE P.G.