Would it make any difference or create any problems if i fitted a 700 watt psu into a new build pc which wont need anywhere near the 700 watts ?
Only asking cos i have all the parts to make my pc exept the psu, until today, when my mum suprised me with a JEANTECH STORM 700 WATT psu.
My system wont need all that power, , ever (i dont think ), , , but i dont think it will cause any harm will it ?
Would i be right in thinking that regardless of system specs, having a 700 watt psu that isnt using all its power, would be better than a smaller psu using most of its power to run a system ? ?
My system is , , , ,( when i put it together )
ASUS P5Q PRO.
GO Q6600 QUAD CPU.
ASUS V-60 CPU COOLER/FAN.
4GB PC2 8500 RAM running at 1066mhz.
3 X 500GB SATA HARD DRIVES.
2 X IDE DVD DRIVES.
ZALMAN DIGITAL FAN/TEMP CONTROLLER ( FRONT PANEL).
CREATIVE AUDIGY 4 SOUNDCARD.
GE FORCE 8600GTS GRAPHICS CARD.
WIRELESS NETWORK PCI CARD.
I have the JEANTECH STORM 700 WATT modular power supply .
I will be mostly using a firewire audio interface a lot of the time as this pc is going to be a dual purpose internet/email pc, and also a DAW for digital music studio recording using cubase 4, so the power required for that will have to be taken into consideration.
I will be running VISTA PREMIUM 64 BIT.
When running as a DAW, , i wil be using a lot of vsti effects, software synthesizers, samplers and obviuosly cubase 4 itself.
Is the 700 watt psu complete overkill or would this system run smothly with the psu not using even half of its wattage ? ? /