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post #1 of 18
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Well, I bought this nice little thingy today...



I was wondering how much power my rig really consumes. The results left me a bit shocked to be honest...



That was with FurMark and Prime95 running at the same time. Idle usage is about 250 watts. At full power 5 hours a day (won´t happen, I know) it would be about 250€ (around 350$) per year!

Does any of you guys own such a device and wants to share his results?
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post #2 of 18
I have one for North American outlets called Kill-A-Watt. I have it monitoring a space heater right now, but when I was testing my computer, it pulled about 550W at peak load. That was for the whole power strip though, so it included the PC, monitor, speakers, lamp, printer. Idle was about 185W.

It makes you wonder about how expensive these magnificent overclocks we achieve really are, especially after disabling all those power saving features in BIOS (I personally have all my BIOS features enabled. It probably has limited my OC a bit but its not worth the wasted power).
Edited by jhaze84 - 2/24/11 at 11:44am
post #3 of 18
My sig rig pulls about 500W AC maximum, with LinX and Furmark running concurrently.
post #4 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
My sig rig pulls about 500W AC maximum, with LinX and Furmark running concurrently.
Minus 80% efficiency= only 400w!

I don't own one of these things as I don't pay for power, but I estimate mine runs pretty low.
    
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Minus 80% efficiency= only 400w!

I don't own one of these things as I don't pay for power, but I estimate mine runs pretty low.
My PSU's more efficient than that, so it's like 450-460W DC.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
My PSU's more efficient than that, so it's like 450-460W DC.
Oh. My PSU struggles to stay at 80% according to reviews and sometimes dips to 79% under full 1000w load.
    
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post #7 of 18
Wow, I would not have estimated your build at 500W, that is huge. Mine uses 70w idle and 130w on 3d games. Before with a Enermax Liberty 400 it was 90w and 150w.
My monitor uses 40w at 100% brightness and 17w at 0%. But very annoying buzz sound, so its always at 100%.
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post #8 of 18
Yeah.
Im not actually sure how much mine pulls from the wall.
Im fairly certain that My system components need about 380-420 under full load. So I probably pull close to my PSUs limit.
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post #9 of 18
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What the hell... I just ran FurMark and Prime95 again and had a look at the device:



God...
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlowDee View Post
What the hell... I just ran FurMark and Prime95 again and had a look at the device:



God...
You're either touching or going a little over your PSU's rated wattage.
    
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