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Old February 5, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Default The how much power does your computer use thread

I thought it might be a useful resource to pool together any actual power usage information people may have to give others a real world idea of what power supply to use and how much power they can be expecting to use. Please no approximations or from website reviews/ calculators (only using some form of power meter etc).

To start, my computer is older, but basically phenom II x3 710, gtx 460, 1tb wd black, 3 120mm and 1 140mm case fans, 2x2gb 1066 ddr2, all through a Seasonic s12II 500w. Power use from a blueplanet energy meter.

On and idle 98w.
Average in gaming 265w.
Peak it has recorded (not using high stress programs, just my usage) 280w.
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Desktop: Antec Three Hundred, Z77-D3H, 3570K undervolt @4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, MSI Cyclone GTX 460, Seasonic S12II 500W, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
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