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Power usage question

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I'm somewhat majorly upgrading my computer, right now it's got this kind of specs.

700w Power Supply
Old Intel Motherboard with 3ghz hyperthreading processor
Sapphire 256mb graphics
Three HDDs, 125gb, 250gb, 250gb sata.
1.5 gigs of Ram, it's pretty old so I guess DDR1 or 2.

My optical drives and soundcard aren't changing.

My new layout is

Same Power Supply
Asus P7P55D-E LX Motherboard with Quad Core i5 2.66ghz
XFX HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Graphics
Same 250gb sata to become OS drive, plus Western Digital 1TB and 2TB (which apparently 'green' status when it comes to energy saving)
4GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600mhz ram

A fairly significant upgrade, I'm just paranoid when it comes to these things, will my electricity bill be 'significantly' more, or not overly noticable? I'm not going to be straining the components constantly or anything, I don't game too often with my PC.
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Your new PC may use up a little more power but there shouldn't be a significant increase in your power bill, especially since you won't be "straining the components constantly or anything" and you don't game that often. Your new components aren't that power hungry to begin with, so don't worry.
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