Originally Posted by ITAngel
Really? Ok let me list what I have maybe you guys can help me out.
Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
CPU: Phenom X4 960T
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Plus 2x 120mm Fans
RAM: 2x sticks of DDR3 1600Mhz
VIDEO: 1x ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DII
HDD: 2x 7200rpm Hard Drives SATA
DVD Drive: 1x DVDRW SATA drive
PC Case Fans: 3x 120mm and 1x 200mm fan
PSU: 500watt Antec Earthwatts 80 certified ATX 12V v2.2
Is there a simple way I can test if I am truly over by running maybe a game or something and see if the PC shut off?
sabretooth = maybe 30watts?
960T = 95 watts
ram sticks = 25 watts?
gtx 570 = 219 watts
7200 RPM HDD = 20 watts each
case fan = 3 to 5 watts each
dvd = 10 watts? when it's actually working
those estimates are pretty much max draw on the system. you RARELY EVER achieve max draw on your system... unless you are defragging both HDD while burning a DVD during which time you are running prime95 and furmark all at the same time