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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by jbalsa2 View Post
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...
If you paid $700 for a Fluke 322 you got ripped. Got mine for like $103.00 from Amazon. And they are very accurate. Fluke makes some of the best meters out there.
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Even a quality 550W power supply might have enough power for your system.
Really? damn just goes to show how much I know about PSU's
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK View Post
If you paid $700 for a Fluke 322 you got ripped. Got mine for like $103.00 from Amazon. And they are very accurate. Fluke makes some of the best meters out there.http://www.amazon.com/Fluke-Corporat...5174828&sr=8-1
My mistake, I meant the entire kit, which included a few more tools, like an IR thermometer, one hell of a multimeter and a high voltage volt meter.
    
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My mistake, I meant the entire kit, which included a few more tools, like an IR thermometer, one hell of a multimeter and a high voltage volt meter.
ok that sounds more like it lol. The 322 is a great amp clamp meter though.
post #25 of 31
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Really? damn just goes to show how much I know about PSU's
Guru3D was able to pull 433W from the wall outlet with their test system stressing two GTX 460s to their max (source). So if I assume 85% efficiency, then that would mean the system pulled about 368W from the PSU. They recommend adding 100-150W for the rest of the system (like the CPU and other goodies), so I will add 150W to 368W, giving me 518W.

So that would mean about 520W being pulled from the PSU under the most stressful conditions.
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post #26 of 31
Oh man, wish I would've bought a better/fully modular power supply with less wattage!
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post #27 of 31
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Oh man, wish I would've bought a better/fully modular power supply with less wattage!
Well at least it's not a crappy unit.
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post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by Intricate09 View Post
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.)
Could run on a 350w with zero problems.
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post #29 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?
Yes.

The real question though is does the PSU label match what the PSU is actually capable of?
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post #30 of 31
Last summer I had my pc plugged into a UPS with a wattage display on it, it said just under 250W with my sig system but with a 4850 running F@H on the gpu and dnetc on 3 cores. That was with an antec truepower trio 650.
 
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