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Oh man, I wish there was somewhere I could rent one of those to see what I am currently at.

Pretty interesting.

According to the extreme power supply calculator I am running at about 450 watts, so I guess my 600 watt powersupply is fine.
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Oh man, I wish there was somewhere I could rent one of those to see what I am currently at.

Pretty interesting.

According to the extreme power supply calculator I am running at about 450 watts, so I guess my 600 watt powersupply is fine.
Well, you can buy a basic amp clamp for pretty cheap, or even a kill-a-watt for like 30 dollars.

This one was like $700 and can handle up to 400 amps of current, but im curious how accurate it is...
    
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post #13 of 31
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Oh man, I wish there was somewhere I could rent one of those to see what I am currently at.

Pretty interesting.

According to the extreme power supply calculator I am running at about 450 watts, so I guess my 600 watt powersupply is fine.
You can use a Kill A Watt, but I'll just say this: your system may not even ever pull 450W because AMD recommends a 500W power supply to power a system with one 5850 in it. So that would mean that even a quality 400-450W power supply would be have more than plenty of power.

If I were to guess at your maximum power draw when gaming, then I would say 300-400W.
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post #14 of 31
Not to thread-jack, but would a 5770 and a Phenom x4 965 OC'ed still safely run off a 450W? I had planned on a 600W for this build, but if it's not necessary...

(don't plan on crossfire-ing. If I ever do, it'll be so far down the line that replacing the PSU won't be a concern.)
post #15 of 31
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Not to thread-jack, but would a 5770 and a Phenom x4 965 OC'ed still safely run off a 450W? I had planned on a 600W for this build, but if it's not necessary...

(don't plan on crossfire-ing. If I ever do, it'll be so far down the line that replacing the PSU won't be a concern.)
Should be no problem.



Full load I pull 900w from the wall, but because of efficiency its around 750w.

Leaves plenty of room for a 3rd 470
    
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Bud your system will consume less then mine, of course it'll be fine
    
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Not to thread-jack, but would a 5770 and a Phenom x4 965 OC'ed still safely run off a 450W? I had planned on a 600W for this build, but if it's not necessary...

(don't plan on crossfire-ing. If I ever do, it'll be so far down the line that replacing the PSU won't be a concern.)
According to AMD, yes:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#3

However, which 450W power supply? What's the brand and model?
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post #18 of 31
Wow I need to get me one of those. Would be nice to see what my consumption is at under full load. Just Installed this PSU today and so far so good.
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post #19 of 31
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Just thought I'd take a measurement while playing bad company 2.



270 Watts max pulled from the wall.

EDIT: Checked it out, this model has an accuracy of 1.8% minimum.
Edited by jbalsa2 - 5/11/11 at 9:30pm
    
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Wow I need to get me one of those. Would be nice to see what my consumption is at under full load. Just Installed this PSU today and so far so good.
Even a quality 550W power supply might have enough power for your system.
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