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Here on the forums, the age old question "how big of a power supply do I need" gets asked. A handful of users on this forum correctly provide estimates in reference to the size. Phaedrus Quick'n'Dirty PSU calculator is a great tool to be in a safe zone of the correct power supply required.

It is easy to check how much power your rig actually consumes by buying and plugging in a power meter. These little units are helpful and fairly cheap.

-For those in Canada: You can get a blueplanet EM100 power meter from Canadian Tire for $15 (on sale at time of writing).

-For those in the United States: A Kill-A-Watt is very popular.

It can give you peak Wattage, Voltage and Amperage.


Many user's here on the forums already have such a device. I would like users to record these values and submit their findings so that we can keep a record of real world values of power being consumed by systems. I will try to keep this up-to-date the best I can. The information needed can be in the format below similar to my first entry. For these tests make sure that your power supply is the only item plug into the meter. Remember that these meters record the power usage from the wall. You have to take into account the efficiency of the power supply. Multiply your value with your power supply efficiency (Eff) to see how much power your computer is pulling.

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- I and Overclock.net take no responsibility if your power supply decides to die on you or any harm done to your components. Do this if you know your power supply can handle it

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Prime95 is a great way to stress the CPU. However, after doing some tests, its does not stress the CPU complete with just one iteration. Using the blend test, the first iteration does not use enough of the instruction set to stress the CPU fully. You can either let the test run longer for Prime95 or select the 'In-Place Large FTT's'. Or you can use the program "Intel Burn Test".

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*****************Format***************

- Separation of components with period ' . '
- Specify speed of CPU, GPU, RAM
- Specify voltage of CPU, GPU, RAM
- Add all other components.
- Record the following
#Prime95
#Furmark
#Prime95 and Furmark at the same time (both free programs)
#3DMark11 or 06.
#Any games you have and want to test
- Find the efficiency of your power supply and multiply it by the meter reading for actual system pull. If you don't know, I will do it for you.

Example below:

2600K @ 5.0GHz @ 1.47V . P8Z68-V . (2) 1.5V Memory . 1 GTX 480 @ 800MHz @ 1.075V . 1 HDD . 1 Optical Drive . (7) ~5W Fans . D5 Pump . 1 Cathode . OCZ ModXStream 600W @ 80% Eff.
Max Values:
Prime95 Only : 341 Watts. -> 80% = 272.8W
Furmark Only : 587 Watts. -> 80% = 469.6W
Prime95 and Furmark : 741 Watts. -> 80% = 592.8W
Game (TF2) : 497 Watts. -> 80% = 397.6W
Game (Crysis 2) : 542 Watts. -> 80% = 433.6W

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+++++++++++++++++[AMC]+++++++++++++++++
2600K @ 5.0GHz + GTX 480 @ 800MHz
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: 2600K @ 5.0GHz @ 1.47V . P8Z68-V . (2) 1.5V Memory . 1 GTX 480 @ 800MHz @ 1.075V . 1 HDD . 1 Optical Drive . (7) ~5W Fans . D5 Pump . 1 Cathode . OCZ ModXStream 600W @ 80% Eff.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Prime95 Only : 341 Watts. -> 80% = 272.8W
Furmark Only : 587 Watts. -> 80% = 469.6W
Prime95 and Furmark : 741 Watts. -> 80% = 592.8W
Game (TF2) : 497 Watts. -> 80% = 397.6W
Game (Crysis 2) : 542 Watts. -> 80% = 433.6W
2600K @ 5.0GHz + GTX 480 @ 700MHz (Stock)
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: 2600K @ 5.0GHz @ 1.47V . P8Z68-V . (2) 1.5V Memory . 1 GTX 480 @ 700MHz @ 1.013V . 1 HDD . 1 Optical Drive . (7) ~5W Fans . D5 Pump . 1 Cathode . OCZ ModXStream 600W @ 80% Eff.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Prime95 Only : 341 Watts. -> 80% = 272.8W
Furmark Only : 496 Watts. -> 80% = 396.8W
Prime95 and Furmark : 634 Watts. -> 80% = 507.2W
TF2 : 451 Watts -> 80% = 360.8W
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz + 4870 1GB at Stock.
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: Q6600 @ 3.2GHz @ 1.44V . P965-DS3 . (2) 1.8V Memory . 1 4870 1Gb @ stock . 1 HDD . 1 Opt . (3) ~5W Fans . Enermax NoiseTaker II 485W[/COLOR]
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Prime95 Only : 349 Watts. -> 80% = 279.2W
Furmark Only : 357 Watts. -> 80% = 285.6W
Prime95 and Furmark : 421 Watts. -> 80% = 336.8W
Game (TF2) : 331 Watts. -> 80% = 264.8W



+++++++++++++++++[Phaedrus2129]+++++++++++++++++
Q9550 @ 3.7GHz + 6950 @ 940/1375
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: Q9550 @ 3.7GHz @ 1.125V . P5Q Pro . (2) 1.9V Memory . HD6950 2GB Unlocked @ 940/1375 @ 1.175V . 2 HDD . 1SDD . 1 Optical Drive . 5 ~5W Fans . Antec HCG-750 @ 84% Eff.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
IBT : 230 Watts. -> 84% = 193.2W
Prime95 and Furmark : 370 Watts. -> 84% = 310.8W



+++++++++++++++++[Blindsay]+++++++++++++++++
i7 970 + (2) 6970 LCS
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: I7 970 @ ? @ ?V . Rampage III Extreme . (?) ?V memory . 2x Powercolor 6970 LCS @? @?V . 1 HDD . (2) C300 RAID0 128GB . (?) Fans . ? Pump . Corsair AX850 @ 85% Eff.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
OCCT (powercap at +20%) :
#GPUS at 950/1425 (1.195v stock): 940w average -> 85% = 799w average
#GPUS at 950/1450 (1.195v stock): ~942w average -> 85% = ~800.7w average
#GPUS at 950/1475 (1.195v stock): ~945w average -> 85% = ~803.25w average
#GPUS at 950/1500 (1.195v stock): ~947w average -> 85% = ~804.95w average
#GPUS at 975/1425 (1.2v): ~965w average -> 85% = ~820.25w average
#GPUS at 1020/1425 (1.27v): ~999w average -> 85% = ~849.15w average



+++++++++++++++++[Munkypoo7]+++++++++++++++++
i7 920 @ 3.6GHz + GTX 580
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: i7 920 @ 3.6GHz @ 1.06V . EVGA E767 . (6) 1.65V Memory . 1 GTX 580 @ Stock @ 1.075V . 1 HDD . 2 Optical Drive . (2) 180mm + (2) 120mm fans (undervolted @ 5-7V) . Corsair HX750 @ 85% Eff (avg from JonnyGuru).
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values(Battery backup values):
[email protected]: 408W -> 85% = 346.8W
Prime 95 Only: 261W -> 85% = 221.85W
Furmark Only: 399W -> 85% = 339.15W
Furmark + Prime95: 464W -> 85% = 394.4W



+++++++++++++++++[MMJA]+++++++++++++++++
System:
i7 930 @ 4.0GHz + (2) GTX 570 SLI @ 850/1700/2000
Full specs. (Click to show)
i7 930 @ 4.0GHz @ 1.25625V, 1.23750vTT, 1.24550vIOH . Asus Rampage III Formula . (3) 1.65V Memory . (2) GTX 570 SLI @ 850/1700/2000 @ 1.063v/1.050v (GPU1/GPU2) . (2) HDD (1 7200rpm + 1 5900rpm), (1) SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) . Asus Xonar STX . (1) Optical Drive . (3) 3.36W Fans, (2) 5.4W Fans (1) 1.68W Fan, (1) 2.4W Fan . Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W @ 85%-89%-85% Efficiency @ 20%-50%-100% load (240V AC input)
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 218.3W -> ~85% efficient -> 185.6W
CPU load (Prime95 small FFT): 349.7W -> ~86% efficient -> 300.7W
GPU load (3DMark 11 GPU test 1): 689.0W -> ~89% efficient -> 613.2W
CPU + GPU load (P95 + 3D Mark 11): 796.6W -> ~87% efficient -> 693.0W
CPU + GPU load (OCCT 4.0.0 PSU test, 1920x1080 + 64 bit linpack): 843.1W -> 87% efficient -> 733.5W

System 2:
i7 920 @ 2.67GHz + GTX 570 @ 780/1560/1900
Full specs. (Click to show)
System State 1: Stock (mobo bios reset to factory defaults, all auto voltages and stock frequencies, C1E + Speedstep enabled. GPU set to the factory overclock of 780/1900 @ 0.975v)
i7 920 @ 2.67GHz . Asus Rampage III Formula . (3) 1.65V Memory . (1) GTX 570 @ 780/1560/1900 @ 0.975v . (2) HDD (1 7200rpm + 1 5900rpm), (1) SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) . Asus Xonar STX . (1) Optical Drive . (3) 3.36W Fans, (2) 5.4W Fans (1) 1.68W Fan, (1) 2.4W Fan . Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W @ 85%-89%-85% Efficiency @ 20%-50%-100% load (240V AC input)
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 174W -> ~85% efficient -> 147.9W
CPU load (Prime95 small FFT): 258W -> ~85% efficient -> 219.3W
GPU load (3DMark 11 GPU test 1): 338W -> ~86% efficient -> 290.7W
CPU + GPU load (P95 + 3D Mark 11): 424W -> ~87% efficient -> 368.9W
i7 920 @ 3.6GHz + GTX 570 @ 780/1560/1900
Full specs. (Click to show)
System State 2: CPU OC (CPU at 3.6GHz @ 1.32500v, 1.30000vTT, C1E + Speedstep disabled)
i7 920 @ 3.6GHz @ 1.32500V, 1.30000vTT . Asus Rampage III Formula . (3) 1.65V Memory . (1) GTX 570 @ 780/1560/1900 @ 0.975v . (2) HDD (1 7200rpm + 1 5900rpm), (1) SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) . Asus Xonar STX . (1) Optical Drive . (3) 3.36W Fans, (2) 5.4W Fans (1) 1.68W Fan, (1) 2.4W Fan . Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W @ 85%-89%-85% Efficiency @ 20%-50%-100% load (240V AC input)
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 196W -> ~85% efficient -> 166.6W
CPU load (Prime95 small FFT): 309W -> ~86% efficient -> 265.7W
GPU load (3DMark 11 GPU test 1): 359W -> ~86% efficient -> 308.7W
CPU + GPU load (P95 + 3D Mark 11): 480W -> ~88% efficient -> 422.2W
i7 920 @ 2.67GHz + GTX 570 @ 800/1600/1950
Full specs. (Click to show)
System State 3: GPU OC (CPU reset back to stock, GPU set to 800/1600/1950 @ 1.000v)
i7 920 @ 2.67GHz . Asus Rampage III Formula . (3) 1.65V Memory . (1) GTX 570 @ 800/1600/1950 @ 1.000v . (2) HDD (1 7200rpm + 1 5900rpm), (1) SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) . Asus Xonar STX . (1) Optical Drive . (3) 3.36W Fans, (2) 5.4W Fans (1) 1.68W Fan, (1) 2.4W Fan . Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W @ 85%-89%-85% Efficiency @ 20%-50%-100% load (240V AC input)
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 174W -> ~85% efficient -> 147.9W
CPU load (Prime95 small FFT): 259W -> ~85% efficient -> 220.1W
GPU load (3DMark 11 GPU test 1): 357W -> ~86% efficient -> 307.0W
CPU + GPU load (P95 + 3D Mark 11): 447W -> ~88% efficient -> 393.4W
i7 920 @ 3.6GHz + GTX 570 @ 800/1600/1950
Full specs. (Click to show)
System State 4: CPU + GPU OC (CPU set to previous OC of 3.6GHz, GPU set to 850/1950 OC)
i7 920 @ 3.6GHz @ 1.32500V, 1.30000vTT . Asus Rampage III Formula . (3) 1.65V Memory . (1) GTX 570 @ 800/1600/1950 @ 1.000v . (2) HDD (1 7200rpm + 1 5900rpm), (1) SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) . Asus Xonar STX . (1) Optical Drive . (3) 3.36W Fans, (2) 5.4W Fans (1) 1.68W Fan, (1) 2.4W Fan . Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W @ 85%-89%-85% Efficiency @ 20%-50%-100% load (240V AC input)
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 198W -> ~85% efficient -> 168.3W
CPU load (Prime95 small FFT): 311W -> ~86% efficient -> 267.5W
GPU load (3DMark 11 GPU test 1): 378W -> ~86% efficient -> 325.1W
CPU + GPU load (P95 + 3D Mark 11): 496W -> ~88% efficient -> 436.5W
i7 920 @ 3.6GHz + (2) GTX 570 @ 800/1600/1950
Full specs. (Click to show)
System State 5: CPU + SLI GPU OC (CPU set to 3.6GHz OC, SLI GTX 570s set to 800/1600/1950 @ 1.025v/1.000v (GPU 1/GPU 2)
i7 920 @ 3.6GHz @ 1.32500V, 1.30000vTT . Asus Rampage III Formula . (3) 1.65V Memory . (2) GTX 570 @ 800/1600/1950 @ 1.025v/1.000v (GPU1/GPU2) . (2) HDD (1 7200rpm + 1 5900rpm), (1) SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) . Asus Xonar STX . (1) Optical Drive . (3) 3.36W Fans, (2) 5.4W Fans (1) 1.68W Fan, (1) 2.4W Fan . Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W @ 85%-89%-85% Efficiency @ 20%-50%-100% load (240V AC input)
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 215W -> ~85% efficient -> 182.8W
CPU load (Prime95 small FFT): 333W -> ~86% efficient -> 286.4W
GPU load (3DMark 11 GPU test 1): 592W -> ~89% efficient -> 526.9W
CPU + GPU load (P95 + 3D Mark 11): 715W -> ~87% efficient -> 622.1W



+++++++++++++++++[Hambone07si]+++++++++++++++++
980x @ 4.65ghz + (3) Gtx 480's flashed bios @ 875/2000
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: 980x @ 4.65ghz @ 1.525v . Rampage 3 Extreme . 12gigs Dominator GT @ 1600mhz 7-7-7-20-1t . 256gig Crucial C300 . (3) Gtx 480's flashed bios @ 875/2000 @ 1.175v . 1 pump . 2 140mm fans . 4 120mm fans . 4 black lights . Corsair AX-1200 @ 90.7% Eff (JonnyGuru)
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values(Battery backup values):
Furmark: 1197W -> 90.7% = 1086W



+++++++++++++++++[denial_]+++++++++++++++++
2500K @ 4.5ghz + HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 2GB @ 850/1200mhz
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: 2500K @ 4.5GHz @ 1.35V . P8Z68-V motherboard . (2) 1.5V Memory . HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 2GB @ 850/1200mhz core/mem . (1) HDD . (1) Optical Drive . (4) fans . Seasonic X-650 @ 90% efficiency.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values(Battery backup values):
Idle (CPU 1.6ghz): 80W -> 90% = 72W
Prime95 Only (Large FFT): 193W -> 90% = 174W
Prime95 Only (Blend): 181W -> 90% = 163W
Furmark Only: 296W -> 90% = 267W
Prime95 and Furmark: 378W -> 90% = 340W
Game (COD5): 229W -> 90% = 207W
Game (Medal of Honor): 269W -> 90% = 242W



+++++++++++++++++[yungsters]+++++++++++++++++
2500K @ 4.6ghz + (2) GTX 580 @ 787MHz @ 1.025V
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: 2500K @ 4.6GHz @ 1.30V . Maximus IV GENE-Z . (2) 1.5V Memory . (2) GTX 580 @ 787MHz @ 1.025V . HDD . SSD . Optical Drive . (7) ~5W Fans . MCP35X Pump . Corsair AX1200 @ 88% Eff.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 166W -> 88% = 146.08W
Prime95 Only (Large FFT): 245W -> 88% = 218.24W
Furmark Only: 712W -> 88% = 626.56W
Prime95 and Furmark: 782W -> 88% = 688.16W
Game (Witcher 2): 585W -> 88% = 514.80W
Game (Metro 2033): 501W -> 88% = 440.88W



+++++++++++++++++[lowfiwhiteguy]+++++++++++++++++
2600K @ 4.6ghz + (2) GTX 580 @ 900MHz @ 1.125V
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: 2600K @ 4.6GHz @ 1.33V . ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 . (2) 1.5V 4GB DDR3 modules @ 2133MHz . (2) ASUS ENGTX 580, 900MHz @ 1.125V . (1) Intel 510 SSD . (1) SATAIII 6GB/S 1.0TB HDD . (1) BD-RE . (1) DVD-RW . (9) ~5W Fans . Enermax MODU87+, min. 90% efficient.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Prime95 Only: 298W -> 90% = 268.2W
Furmark Only: 591W -> 90% = 531.9W
Prime95 + Furmark: 731W -> 90% = 657.9W
Prime95 + OCCT: 711W -> 90% = 639.9W
Game (Crysis): 649W -> 90% = 584.1W
Game (The Witcher 2 [UBERSAMPLING ENABLED]): 688W -> 90% = 619.2W



+++++++++++++++++[jagz]+++++++++++++++++
[email protected] 3.7Ghz + GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme @ 941MHz @ 1.125v
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: [email protected] 3.7Ghz @ 1.45v. M4A89TD PRO. (2) 1.5v Memory. 1 GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme @ 941MHz @ 1.125v. 1 HDD. 1 SSD. 1 Optical Drive. 1 LCD Fan Controller & Display. (10) Case Fans. Sparkle 750w Gold Class @ 89% (tested) efficiency.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 199w -> 89% = 177w
[email protected]: 456w -> 89% = 405w
Prime95 (Small FFTs): 391w -> 89% = 348w
Prime & Furmark: 570w -> 89% = 507w
Gaming (BF3): 425w -> 89% = 378w



+++++++++++++++++[bmgjet]+++++++++++++++++
FX-8120 @ 5.0GHz + 6850 @ stock
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: FX-8120 @ 5.0GHz @ 1.488V . GA 990FXA-UD3 . (2) 1.68V Memory . (1) AMD 6850 @ Stock . (2) HDD . (1) Optical Drive . (4) ~5W Fans . Antec 620 watercooler . Antec Neo Eco 620W @ 80% Eff.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 168 Watts. -> 80% = 134.4W
Prime95 Only: 441 Watts. -> 80% = 352.8W
Furmark Only: 333 Watts. -> 80% = 266.4W
Prime95 and Furmark: 572 Watts. -> 80% = 457.6W
Game (Saints Row 3 Ultra): 307 Watts. -> 80% = 245.6W
Game (BF 3 High): 362 Watts. -> 80% = 289.6W

FX-8120 @ 5.0GHz + 6850 @ 1000MHz @ 1.275V
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: FX-8120 @ 5.0GHz @ 1.488V . GA 990FXA-UD3 . (2) 1.68V Memory . (1) AMD 6850 @ 1000MHz @ 1.275V . (2) HDD . (1) Optical Drive . (4) ~5W Fans . Antec 620 watercooler . Antec Neo Eco 620W @ 80% Eff.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Furmark Only: 382 Watts. -> 80% = 305.6W
Prime95 and Furmark: 632 Watts. -> 80% = 505.6W
Game (Saints Row 3 Ultra): 310 Watts. -> 80% = 248W
Game (BF 3 High): 374 Watts. -> 80% = 299.2W
Bench (3D mark 11 combined test): 385 Watts. -> 80% = 308W



+++++++++++++++++[RockThePylon]+++++++++++++++++
2500K @ stock + GTX560 Ti
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: 2500K @ Stock @ 1.02v . MSI GTX 560Ti Twin Frozr II @ 900MHz @ 1.000v . Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3 . (2) 1.5v DDR3-1600mhz . 2 HDD . LCD Fan Controller & Display . (5) Case Fans . Corsair TX750v2 @ 85% (generously guesstimated) efficiency.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 74w -> 85% = 63w
Prime95 (In-Place Large FFTs): 125w -> 85% = 106w
Prime & Furmark: 308w -> 85% = 262w

2500K @ 4.5ghz @ 1.34v + GTX560 Ti @ 950MHz @ 1.100v
Full specs. (Click to show)
System: 2500K @ 4.5ghz @ 1.34v . MSI GTX 560Ti Twin Frozr II @ 950MHz @ 1.100v . Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3 . (2) 1.5v DDR3-1600mhz . (2) HDD . LCD Fan Controller & Display . (5) Case Fans . Corsair TX750v2 @ 85% (generously guesstimated) efficiency.
Power Usage. (Click to show)
Max Values:
Idle: 76w -> 85% = 64w
Prime95 (In-Place Large FFTs): 176w -> 85% = 148w
IntelBurnTest: 195w -> 85% = 165w
Prime & Furmark: 412w / 85% = 350w
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