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    Lightbulb how much juice does your rig require? (calculator)

    just been sent this link, it looks very handy

    http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

    this provides a number of drop-downs & tick boxes to enter the components in your rig & it calculates the wattage required to run them (and hencee the size of PSU required)
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    *awesome link

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    303w :d

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    289 watts

    guess my enermax 431 watt psu is overkill then

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    good for a rough idea and for the fun factor but i seriosuly doubt its much good outside of that. theres far too many other factors involved such as rails and make of psu.

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    Yea im using a 350w generic jobbie Seems to be running ok without any random restarts which my other psu was giving. Why is mine so high compared to you lots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper
    good for a rough idea and for the fun factor but i seriosuly doubt its much good outside of that. theres far too many other factors involved such as rails and make of psu.
    Tend to agree - it's flawed in some of the assumptions made too such as all 800FSB NW P4's draw the same power.

    Out of curiosity, I stuck the spec of one of my rigs in that was bombing out of games/3DMark with insufficient power messages from the gfx driver and it came back with 270W - this rig had a 350W Antec in it...

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    Well funny enough i tested 2 PSU's the other day a cheapo one 250W
    for a cruncher & a PCP&C 510Deluxe

    The high spec PCP&P pulled an extra 30W of mains power over the cheap 250W

    so PSU's play a factor in in th epower consumption a good bit as well.
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    Your Recommended Minimum Power Supply is 253Watts!!*

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    /edit 282W forgot about the fans and stuff

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    Got 318W's here.............excellent link tho'

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