How much watts is your computer power supply?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by lookout, Jun 3, 2008.

?

Your PC Power watts

  1. under 100watts

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 100 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 150 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 250 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 300 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. 350 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 400 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 450 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 500 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 520 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. 560 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. 600 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. 650 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. 700 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. 800 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. 850 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. 900 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. 1000 watts or higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. lookout
    OP

    lookout GBAtemp Board Room

    Member
    1,619
    1
    Aug 16, 2006
    United Kingdom
    I getting confuse about watts

    UK household main plug are 240v output and I'm using OCZ gamexstream 700w for my main PC...

    Someone told me the higher your PC main Watts the cost of more bills... this is true?
    my power supply (OCZ gamexstream) provide Active PFC to effectively...
    what dose that really do?

    Thank
     
  2. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

    Member
    2,905
    61
    Dec 18, 2004
    Uzbekistan
    Guantanamo bay
    That is untrue. It depends more on how much your CPU plus mobo plus devices consumes. You can have a 500 Watt and a 1000 Watt consume the same electricity with the same system. You have to see how much the CPU+Video Card+Other crap will cost you in electricity. A normal modern multi core CPU alone should cost you about 100 Watts.
     
  3. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

    Member
    4,153
    21
    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    450w psu that came with case
     
  4. lookout
    OP

    lookout GBAtemp Board Room

    Member
    1,619
    1
    Aug 16, 2006
    United Kingdom


    I see! so this mean it don't matter how much watt I have (700w psu)
    is how much I use.. Thank!

    Something like this?

    (UK Plug 240v output - PSU 700watts) = Number of PC slot parts = watts use + Time = Number cost of electricity

    so what dose PFC effectively ~ help me? - lower my cost of electricity or it just a green house things?
     
  5. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Member
    1,940
    0
    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    Just turn on more aggressive power savings - monitor/hdd shutdown, and Speedstep or Cool'n'quiet
     
  6. lookout
    OP

    lookout GBAtemp Board Room

    Member
    1,619
    1
    Aug 16, 2006
    United Kingdom



    I used to leave my PC over night to download some huge file and thought it waste of electricity having a powerful PC on all night...
    so wonder if best to built a pc used 'less watts' to do over night download... and save me cost electricity bills in the future.

    probably get a laptop they about 75w [​IMG]