I was wondering if anyone could aid me in my rough calculation of the current wattage used by my computer parts... here is what I have with my rough approximations of power usage. Underlined values are official ratings, please post the absolute maximum a component could use.
- AMD A10-7850K - 95W
- ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+ --- using obviously a 24-pin ATX + 12V ATX
- 3 SATAs - Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD / Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB 7200RPM HDD / DVD drive
- PCIe Wi-Fi card
This is coming off a 500W power supply so I'm fine right now but will this continue to delliver once I have added the below soon-ish:
- Asus Radeon R9 270X 4GB - 225W
- NZXT Sentry 3 fan controller
I am not really sure how much the SATA connections are using you see or how much the motherboard takes -- which I imagine is a lot.
With just the graphics card I'm about to add in (assuming I have the power!) and the A10 its at 315W so I only really have 185W for the other components... motherboard/3 SATAs/a PCIe card and hopefully fan controller. Am I safe?
Any advice appreciated,