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Does this sound around the right area? I just got a kill a watt and while just running a mp game in BLOPS those are the numbers I am seeing. Unfortunately because of the wall sockets being limited in my new place and their relation to where I am sitting while playing I cant watch it the entire time. Also some genius decided to mount the wall sockets upside down, so the meter is upside down. I though that I could mount the meter on my power strip and move it closer to me but I would think I would get bad readings off that, no? Or could I just get a good extension cable so I could run the meter on my desk plugged into the extension cable. I would assume their would be minimal power drop with a short extension.

I am trying to figure out if my PSU will end up really being enough to run another 6970 with my eyefinity or even a 6990 for Tri-fire. I dont play games like metro 2033 or even crysis that are more GPU stressing but FPS still will be an issue with BF3 I am thinking. Basically I am not a person who gets just enough of what I need, I want excess for the future.
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Your power supply will be more than enough for an additional 6990. But try running Crysis, it'll be a lot more power intensive than Black Ops.

Wattage around the 300W area sounds exactly right for your setup.
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I though that I could mount the meter on my power strip and move it closer to me but I would think I would get bad readings off that, no?
nope, not at all

to be safe use a , not a xmas lights cord
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YA I am going to run crysis tonight after I get an extension cable and see how it goes.

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Your power supply will be more than enough for an additional 6990. But try running Crysis, it'll be a lot more power intensive than Black Ops.

Wattage around the 300W area sounds exactly right for your setup.
Ya I figured a high end contractors quality cable is the way to go. I dot want one that is too long so I will have to find a 6' cable if I can. I already have so many wires it is insane. I cant really do proper cable management either because I have to run everything off one large power strip since the other socket is too far from the PC to run another power strip, and running another extension for it will just add to the wire mess.

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nope, not at all

to be safe use a good extension cable, not a xmas lights cord
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power around here is not very stable during summer (AC kicking in and stuff) so i ended up getting a CyberPower UPS with kill-a-watt functionality, now all my electronics are safer and with less huge wire mess

something to splurgethink about
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power around here is not very stable during summer (AC kicking in and stuff) so i ended up getting a CyberPower UPS with kill-a-watt functionality, now all my electronics are safer and with less huge wire mess

something to splurgethink about
YA I looked for one of those types at Frys today and couldnt find one.

I did get an 8ft extension and now I can watch my wattage while playing. Put in crysis warhead and ran it for a bit. It did not seem to get over 310w. Minecraft pegged it at around the same of 304w. I didnt think mincraft would equal the usage of crysis. Usage at idle is around 140 or so.
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