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For example, my Fridge Komputar below.

How do i know how much watts i'm really using up, especially with an OCed i7 3770k on 1.355v, and the GPU being OCed as well...


basically, do you just add up the watts consumption of each part or is it a little more to it than that?
     
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http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

This will show you peak power consumption.
Or, get a kill-a-watt (pretty cheap) to monitor real-time.
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You can find out exactly how much you're using by buying a kill-a-watt. Can see how many watts you're using at idle, and load, and over time.

http://www.amazon.com/P3-International-P4400-Electricity-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU

Well worth the $20. Can find out how much power all of your electronics use when in standby or turned on, though I wouldn't plug in anything that uses a ton of power. Just kind of fun to see how much power your stereo system, television, alarm clock, dvd/blu-ray player, etc. uses.
    
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You can find out exactly how much you're using by buying a kill-a-watt. Can see how many watts you're using at idle, and load, and over time.
http://www.amazon.com/P3-International-P4400-Electricity-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU
Well worth the $20. Can find out how much power all of your electronics use when in standby or turned on, though I wouldn't plug in anything that uses a ton of power. Just kind of fun to see how much power your stereo system, television, alarm clock, dvd/blu-ray player, etc. uses.
yes the kill-a-watt meter is awesome. i saw my rig pulling 1140 watts once! then you have to multiply that by .8 i believe to see the real wattage.

Its a good investment. I found out one of my lamps is an energy hog!
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