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Rush March 24, 2011 02:45 PM

How to calculate the total power needed for a build ?
 
Hello,

I was just wondering.. how to calculate the total power needed for a build ?

Any tips would be welcome. Its been a while i havent build anything up.

Thanks.

enaberif March 24, 2011 02:46 PM

Most standard builds don't need much more than 550-600w worth of power. If you start tossing in double gpus then you may need more.

Xeven March 24, 2011 02:50 PM

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enaberif March 24, 2011 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Xeven (Post 499163)

No! :angry2:

Most inaccurate piece of :dots: around.

Rush March 24, 2011 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 499170)
No! :angry2:

Most inaccurate piece of :dots: around.

Offcourse, i feel its inaccurate. I have a 650PSU so is this build gonna be okay ? http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...d-advices.html

enaberif March 24, 2011 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Rush (Post 499173)
Offcourse, i feel its inaccurate. I have a 650PSU so is this build gonna be okay ? http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...d-advices.html

You'll be perfectly fine.

I just built a MSI P67GDA-65 (I think) with a i7 2600k, 560 ti, 8gb ram, Blu-Ray ROM, 1TB drive and used that exact psu.

AND the system is overclocked to 4.5ghz.

And if I wanted I could SLI the 560s and still have room.

Xeven March 24, 2011 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 499170)
No! :angry2:

Most inaccurate piece of :dots: around.

More accurate than just saying just add soy sauce when you double up on gpus. This is good for estimation not precision or accuracy. If you wanted something like that, you'd have to profile each and every component yourself and even then you'd have to deal with tolerance and variance in components.

Rush March 24, 2011 03:40 PM

Thanks a lots guys :)

enaberif March 24, 2011 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeven (Post 499182)
More accurate than just saying just add soy sauce when you double up on gpus. This is good for estimation not precision or accuracy. If you wanted something like that, you'd have to profile each and every component yourself and even then you'd have to deal with tolerance and variance in components.

560s under full load are like 250w a piece. If you double that.. your only at 500w. That doesn't include anything else.. and considering a i7 2600K is a 95w TDP processor.. you've still got room.

Xeven March 24, 2011 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 499195)
560s under full load are like 250w a piece. If you double that.. your only at 500w. That doesn't include anything else.. and considering a i7 2600K is a 95w TDP processor.. you've still got room.

Peak "gaming load" is around ~150W (~130W average). "Maximum" load (Furmark stress tests, current limiter off) is around 200W. Source


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