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Originally Posted by waslakhani View Post

I was just basing it off of PCPartPicker.com

 

Oh. I'm going by the 105W TDP of the Q6600 and the power consumption of the 5870 here:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_5870_review_test,13.html

 

With one 5870 under full load in their test system, their PSU pulled 358W from the wall outlet. Their CPU was idling, so I'll add 105W for the Q6600 (100W or slightly less is more realistic, but still), and that comes out to 463W being pulled from the wall outlet. So, if the PSU is 80% efficient while pulling 463W from the wall outlet, then the computer is pulling 370W from the PSU. However, the gaming power draw is lower, and that's going to top out at 350W, but average out at around 300-325W for most games.

 

Of course, these calculations are based on their power-hungry test system, so what I'm showing here would be even lower with his computer.

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