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Thanks for all the help guys I'll more then likely still xfire since I'm not benching or what not I just wanted to make sure and be on the safe side. +rep for everyone once I get home on my comp smile.gif btw is there a program by any chance that shows psu watts usage in real time?
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nope you need to get a wall socket wattage meter and then subtract the 15% for efficiency and you will have a good estimate
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Thanks for all the help guys I'll more then likely still xfire since I'm not benching or what not I just wanted to make sure and be on the safe side. +rep for everyone once I get home on my comp smile.gif btw is there a program by any chance that shows psu watts usage in real time?
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Best tool for that is a Kill A Watt meter like this...
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Plug your PC into it (tower only) and it will show your real time wattage.

So say your running prime95 and heaven DX11 benchmark and your meter is showing 300 watts... you then multiply that by .85 (85% Power supply efficiency assumed) and the system is actually using 255 watts of electricity. The other 45 watts is lost as heat.
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^^ You will need a wall socket meter. The only thing i know you can see the Wattage one without a hardware meter is the CPU at least i know the mine (2500k) the wattage can be seen through a program called AIDA64 . But for total system you will need a wall socket meter.
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