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How much power does my computer consume at idle and full load?


And will i be able to run these?

-2x IDE Drives 2x SATA Drives 1x CD Drive
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Here is newegg's PSU calculator, it should give you a general idea

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html
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Originally Posted by Roll Cam Tide View Post
Here is newegg's PSU calculator, it should give you a general idea

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html
Newegg's PSU calculator is garbage, and often recommends 1.5-3x what is actually needed.

You'll be pulling about 450W at most when stress testing, less when gaming, and I'd recommend a quality 550W power supply.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Newegg's PSU calculator is garbage, and often recommends 1.5-3x what is actually needed.

You'll be pulling about 450W at most when stress testing, less when gaming, and I'd recommend a quality 550W power supply.
Gives close results to all the others I've used, its just easier

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Gives close results to all the others I've used, its just easier

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It says a system like mine requires ~850W.

I pull about 500W.

That's not close. That's far.
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No GTX560, Newegg's PSU Calculator?
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It says a system like mine requires ~850W.

I pull about 500W.

That's not close. That's far.
Exactly, I think my system uses something like 310w when playing games, I used one of those things that plug into the wall. I always laugh at people who get 1000-1200w PSU's for systems that pull no more then 400-500w, Lol.
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Gives close results to all the others I've used, its just easier

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It's actually still trash and unbearably inaccurate.
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Here is newegg's PSU calculator, it should give you a general idea

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html
don't use that like everybdoy says its way off it claims i need 850 watts when i barely pull 550
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How right you are. I just put in my stuff save for the fact that they seem to thing the i7 1155 sockets dont exist and with 3 6970's it is saying over 1250w! Hmmm...You think they are trying to get you to spend a lot more money then you need to?lol

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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Newegg's PSU calculator is garbage, and often recommends 1.5-3x what is actually needed.

You'll be pulling about 450W at most when stress testing, less when gaming, and I'd recommend a quality 550W power supply.
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