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I own a 1200w powersupply but my system requires around 650w, does this mean I'll constantly use 1200w or does it automaticly only use 650w? (want to make sure for the powerbill)
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 (4 CPU's) Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P ATI Radeon HD4850 8 GB DDR2 
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Velociraptor 300GB 10k rpm Win7 Ultimate 64-bit LG 226WTQ-PF Logitech Media keyboard 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 (4 CPU's) Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P ATI Radeon HD4850 8 GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Velociraptor 300GB 10k rpm Win7 Ultimate 64-bit LG 226WTQ-PF Logitech Media keyboard 
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it will use 650
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Samsung 840 evo 120GB + Crucial M4 60GB 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional x64 
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ASUS 23" 1080p + ViewSonic 23" 1080p BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w Zalman Z11+ 
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Originally Posted by lotdash0t View Post
it will use 650
Short but informative.
Another question asked and another very understandable answer !
(thanks !)

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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (4 CPU's) Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P ATI Radeon HD4850 8 GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Velociraptor 300GB 10k rpm Win7 Ultimate 64-bit LG 226WTQ-PF Logitech Media keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Chieftech 1200w <80% HAF-922 Logitech G500 Ergonomic 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (4 CPU's) Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P ATI Radeon HD4850 8 GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Velociraptor 300GB 10k rpm Win7 Ultimate 64-bit LG 226WTQ-PF Logitech Media keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Chieftech 1200w <80% HAF-922 Logitech G500 Ergonomic 
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post #4 of 5
Just a little side note, unless you are using a systsem drastically different from the one if your sig you use absolutely nowhere near 650Watts. More like 250Watts, and even that is probably only because below 20% load a PSUs efficiency sucks.
Edited by ocpokey - 4/27/11 at 4:48am
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i7 2600k @ 5.0Ghz 24/7 ASUS P8P67PRO AMD 5870x2 8GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1600 @ CL8 
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ADATA S599 64GB SSD + 2x 1TB Spinpoint (Raid 0) Windows 7 64Bit Dell 23" Razer Lycosa 
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post #5 of 5
Your rig requires around 250-300w, not 650w. But yeah... you'll only use what is required.
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samsung 830 128gb ven x/gt ap-15 evga g2 650w corsair 450d 
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