How to calculate the total power needed for a build ?
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April 2, 2011, 12:03 PM
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look up the wattage next to the cpu model, then add another 50 lets say for motherboard hdd...
then go here for video card power consumption :
MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536 MB Review - Page 21/27 | techPowerUp
and then look up what all this comes to combined, and then figure out how big a psu you should buy.
always always keep handy a kill a watt or a blue planet energy meter, they will tell you how much the rig is
pulling from the wall. which you can convert depending on how efficient your psu is.
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