i7 Power consumption
Well it looks like its time to go i7 for me, at least soon anyway. I would like to do it before university gets really hectic again, which will be in a few weeks. It poses a problem though. I have enough cash to get the following:
G.Skill NQ DDR3 1600Mhz
The issue is my power supply. I was a little skeptical that it would work with my GTX285, but its been over a week now and shows absolutely no sign of stress. Its an Antec 550W, but it does have a respectable 42A on the 12v rails. My worry is that if i go up to an i7 build it might not handle it for the time until i have the cash to upgrade. I plan on getting a Corsair TX850 (so i can go SLI) but may not have the cash for at least another month.
So what i am asking is does anyone have any first hand experience with a major increase in power consumption from a Q6600 or similar to an i7? Should i just do it and not OC until i get a better PSU?