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    PSU calculator

    Here's a PSU calculator you can download. Just enter your system's details and it'll calculate your system's power demand. Even if it's only a guidance figure, it could still be useful:

    PSU Calc Final Release

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    Re: PSU calculator

    Its ok. But I think a better idea would be to buy a "Kill-a-watt" product and connect it up. When I was still running my same system except with a GTX280 (which uses more power than my 460) I topped out at 380W under full load. This program is telling me 485+.



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    Re: PSU calculator

    Kill-a-Watt is what i use as well. At home and at work.
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    Re: PSU calculator

    For me it's recommending 400 watts. I got a 500 watt PSU right now. Looks like im good to go for a while yet even if I upgrade the video card.

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    Re: PSU calculator

    Quote Originally Posted by Whoami View Post
    Kill-a-Watt is what i use as well. At home and at work.
    It's not universally available though. I just did a quick search and found only one or two examples in this country, and they were only available from companies I'd never heard of.

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    Re: PSU calculator

    the kill-a-watt uses 60Hz/115VAC - meaning it cant be used in europe or australia, however the company does make "travel kits" for the device so when people from america travel they can use it in europe/australia...however if you add it all up, its rather expensive just to see how much your psu is taking
    Last edited by HardSide; 03-18-2012 at 12:58 PM.

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    Re: PSU calculator

    i dont understand why something sold in the US needs a travel kit to work while traveling inside the US.

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    Re: PSU calculator

    i meant a travel kit that you can use in europe/australia.

    edit: yeh i edited it out.

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    Re: PSU calculator

    Very useful tool for me...been looking for something like this for quite some time.

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