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Basically what the title says. How can I find out how much of my psu is actually being used and/or how much each component is using.
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Full draw? With furmark and Intel Burn running at the same time? Probably around 450w. In a game? Around 300w. Divide those figures by 0.83 to get the wall watts.
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You can't accurately measure what each component is using without some expensive hardware. The cheapest you can do is get a Kill-a-Watt, which will measure what you're drawing from the wall.
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You can't accurately measure what each component is using without some expensive hardware. The cheapest you can do is get a Kill-a-Watt, which will measure what you're drawing from the wall.

I've never seen a Kill-a-watt meter locally but I've seen Coles retails a similar wattage (power consumption) meter (made by Arlec) for about $30.00AUD


Arrrr... here you go!

Arlec PC222 Energy Cost meter product page



FWIW the GTX 460's seem to use around 150w @ peak & 15w idle
Edited by ()ut[@st - 4/16/11 at 2:26am
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Standard Kill-a-watts can be very inaccurate at times, too.
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Basically what the title says. How can I find out how much of my psu is actually being used and/or how much each component is using.
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NVIDIA recommends a 450W power supply to power a system with a single GTX 460 in it, so most enthusiasts would be fine with a quality 400W power supply.

In other words, you could have two GTX 460s in your system and have room left over for a nice RAID setup and water cooling - all while very overclocked.
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