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PSU's still mystify me.

To determine the proper wattage you need, can't you simply add up the max wattage that every component might possibly need to make a determination on how much wattage your PSU needs to have? Then from there determine how much amperage need to be on the PCI-e rails for video cards? Or am I way off here...
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
PSU's still mystify me.

To determine the proper wattage you need, can't you simply add up the max wattage that every component might possibly need to make a determination on how much wattage your PSU needs to have?
No you cant just add them up but you can use this website to calculate it for you http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp


This should help

Here are some PSU guides aswell

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/32468-...t=Power+Supply
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/99451-...t=Power+Supply
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/85645-...t=Power+Supply
    
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That calculator is cool. Thanks for the link.
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I always use that calculator. It's surprising how little energy a high end rig actually takes (in watts, at least)
    
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