Ok, I built my first gaming pc on a budget back in May 2012. My initial build was:
asrock 970 extreme 4
500 gb hdd 7200 rpm
8 gb gskill ram 1600
thermaltake smart series 630w 80 plus
I thought that this thing was going to last me a long time before I would upgrade (even though I built it with upgrading in mind). however, now I am taking a break from college and have a job... ssooooo it is turning into my hobby to buy little upgrades for my machine, and I am slowly turning it into a very competent pc. First upgrade was a Kingston hyper x 3k 90 gb ssd, then windows 8, and I just recently got a fx 8350.
Since then I have realized that my mobo is crap for 8 cores, so I am getting an asrock fatal1ty with 8 more gb of ram for Christmas along with a 1080p monitor (currently have a 720). Next on my list is the radeon 7950. I plan on getting the vapor x oced edition with boost from Sapphire.
so, my question is: is the thermaltake smart series 630w 80 plus psu good enough for the upgrades that are coming within the next month, or should I buy a new psu as well -.-
New build should look like:
radeon 7950 oced w/ boost
16 gb gskill ram 1600
90gb Kingston hyper x 3k
Seagate 500 gb 7200 rpm
nzxt phantom 410