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I have this SeaSonic X650 running my main setup which I have a Kill-A-Watt hooked up to. It's running at 645-650 watts constantly for folding. Is this gonna be ok or should I upgrade to the X750? I really don't want to upgrade if I can get away with running this psu close to max.
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That's 645-650W before efficiency losses. Multiply by 0.88 to get your actual power draw.
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How do you know how many watts its running
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
That's 645-650W before efficiency losses. Multiply by 0.88 to get your actual power draw.
So the 645-650W is what the PSU is pulling from the wall and then (.88*650)=572w is what the computer is actually pulling in from the PSU?
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How do you know how many watts its running
I'm using a Kill-A-Watt meter.
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So the 645-650W is what the PSU is pulling from the wall and then (.88*650)=572w is what the computer is actually pulling in from the PSU?
yes
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Beautiful. Thank you gentlemen.
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