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Ever wondered how many watts you needed for your system??

post #1 of 4
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Hey everyone in OCN,

if you ever wonder what power supply you need in order to run your system this is a handy tool, it calculates how many watts are needed to run your system. i use it all the time and i think its a very handy website to have around. nothing is worse than buying a 500w psu when u actually need 750w something similar. its from the thermaltake psu section of its official website but it has most the the recent CPUs and GPUs. it also accounts for crossfire, sli, hard drives, SSDs and a whole host of other stuff.

Heres the wattage calculator:

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

(yay 100 posts)

your welcome.
Edited by l3gend. - 1/30/11 at 10:14pm
post #2 of 4
Everyone is well aware of power supply calculators.

And not enough people are aware of the problems most of them have.

And if you're going to link that calculator, might as well link the one that Thermaltake (a party interested in selling you more expensive power supplies) hasn't tinkered with:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com
post #3 of 4
It overestimates the amount of watts you need just like every other calculator out there.

Oh and by the way, your rig can be powered by a good 400w.
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post #4 of 4
never mind I misread a part

but a good 500watt PSU could give 600watts without a hit on it . and a PC will never take 100% of power all the time and will mostly idle or fold a little.

and better of all wattage measurements is a to take the wattage from the wall to see how many your rig is pumping .
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