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Got myself a UPS yesterday (power grid is horrid where I live, blackouts several times a year).


Anyway, the software tells me how much power connected devices are pulling.

At idle, with just my PC connected, it was displaying ~46w. With my monitor connected, it's saying 63w.

I decided to put my PC under load (without monitor) by running Heaven and Prime at the same time to see what it got up to. I was surprised when it only displayed ~350w.

Now, I know very little about how electricity works, but I thought it would have been higher than this.


Does this seem about right for my PC? Specs are in my sig.
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Yep, it seems very close. to me:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_and_3way_sli_review,4.html

 

Their PSU pulled 433W from the wall outlet with their 670s in 2-way SLi and under full load, but their test system (this one) also more power-hungry than yours. So, 350W is about right.

 

The idle power consumption is probably accurate too because these Ivy Bridge CPUs are pretty good at keeping their power consumption low while idling.

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350-390 is the range you are going to see from a 3570k, gtx670 computer, so yeah, that is correct.
 
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Hmm, it doesn't seem to be perfectly accurate. Plugged my HTPC (under-volted C2D & 5570) into it and the UPS was trying to tell me it wasn't using any power (0 watts), despite the Gigabyte software telling me the CPU was using 5.4w.
Connected a 75w lamp to it and it started reading 63w.


Not to worried, got it to save my PC from storms, not meter power usage.

Though, that Guru3D test does seem more in-line with what my UPS is telling me.

If my HTPC doesn't even register on my UPS, maybe I won't feel so guilty about leaving it running 24/7. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by ClemC View Post

Hmm, it doesn't seem to be perfectly accurate. Plugged my HTPC (under-volted C2D & 5570) into it and the UPS was trying to tell me it wasn't using any power (0 watts), despite the Gigabyte software telling me the CPU was using 5.4w.
Connected a 75w lamp to it and it started reading 63w.


Not to worried, got it to save my PC from storms, not meter power usage.

Though, that Guru3D test does seem more in-line with what my UPS is telling me.

If my HTPC doesn't even register on my UPS, maybe I won't feel so guilty about leaving it running 24/7. tongue.gif

 

hehe it's not using any electricity at all!

 

Anyway, in all seriousness, I like that you pointed out the fact that you bought this as a UPS, not a wattage meter.

 

Although, if you ever become curious about your power draw, then I recommend a Kill A Watt meter.

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