Originally Posted by The Pook
Wait, so having, say, a CRT, a computer with a 800W PSU, and a hair dryer in the same outlet will make a boom?
I have my stereo, CRT, computer, and my modem/router plugged into my outlet. (Top one is CRT, modem and router with the extension "boxes" - 3 pronged. Bottom is computer and stereo with the same thing as above except it only has two instead of 3.)
Only reason I ask is because I'm jumping to a 600W PSU, and I know that "guide" is talking about 800W+ PSU's, but they weren't taking into consideration a CRT.
Again, your PSU only uses what the computer draws (plus power for itself). So if you rig draws 400w (high) and you have a 1000 watt PSU, you are only using 400w, not 1000w.
Now, I have a stereo which pulls about 200-300 watts, a computer that pulls ~250-300, a 5k BTU AC unit (set to full), a laptop with a P4 in it (90w brick), a printer, PS2, my 22" LCD (~50w). All on a old house circuit. I doubt that it is a 15A breaker, since the plugs aren't even grounded, and are the orginals from 1953. Thats around a 1,000-1,200 load on one plug, and I haven't had any problems yet