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i have a 230v PSU anyone know how many watts that is?

Q: i have a 230v PSU anyone know how many watts that is?

i have a 230v PSU anyone know how many watts that is?

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A: i have a 230v PSU anyone know how many watts that is?

It could be anything; 200W or 1000W. You need to look at the specs of the unit. There should be a label on the ps with the info.

BTW to find watts, you need to apply the basic formula VxA=W [volts times amps = watts]

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Hi,

I'm looking to buy some good quality speakers, but I'm not too sure on some information. Some specifications on websites say that one pair of speakers is 2x6 watts. Another product is 12 watts that I was looking at. Are they both the same quality, or is one better than the other.

Thanks for your help!!!
 

A:Solved: Speakers: is 2x6 watts the same as 12 watts

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Hi i have a ipower backard bell pc for gaming and i am going to be getting
a zotac GTX 470, i have a sort of plug for the speaker to take the power from the pc as well.
I have been told i have a 750 watts from pc world. How did he work this out, here are the specs.

FSP GROUP INC
model number FSP750-80GLN
AC input: 100-240V-,12-5A,50-60HZ
DC output:+3.3V - 30.oA(ORG). +5 -30.oA(red)

+12V1 - 20.oA(yel/blue).
+12V2 - 20.oA(yel/white)
+12V3 - 20.oA(yel).+12V4 - 20.oA(yel/blk)
+5Vsb - 3.0A(purp)

If some one could tell me how this works and what it mean ill be very greatfull

Thank you.
 

A:what's is my watts and how do you understand watts?

You have a 750W FSP pw supply. FSP is a good mfg. To answer your question, watt is a unit of electrical power. There is a very simple equation for determining watts VxA=W or volts times amps equal watts. Voltage is electrical pressure, amps is a measure of electrical volume. As an example you can have a high voltage and very low amperage [as in the ignition system for your car] thousands of volts but only a very small fraction of an amp. This will give you a shock but not kill you. The battery in your car has 12V and very high amp rating. It will not shock you however short the terminals with metal and you can burn yourself.

As you up the voltage, you need less amperage to do the same work. If it takes 1200 watts to run a given electrical device, you can use 120V house current @10 amps OR you could use 240V @ 5 amp; same amount of wattage or power.

That is probably as clear as mud however do some reading and learning about electrical theory and it will make more sense.
 

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Hi
I have come across this new device from Netgear, is this safe?
It sounds good on paper and I am sure it would answer peoples question on whether to go hard wired or wireless
Any views or opinions?
http://www.netgear.co.uk/wallplugged_ethernet_bridge_xe102.php
 

A:Networking using 230V opinions please

Hello,

Based on your subject line, I suspect the only thing you might get out of that particular Netgear product would be some popping noises and possibly some smoke. It is listed as 110 VAC operation only. Any type of simple voltage conversion transformer would probably
block the the data signals.

The unit may have problems in US homes with 240/120 VAC power wiring. I suspect that it may not work too well, if at all, if each unit was plugged into a different 120 VAC phase.

It lists a 14 Mbps data rate. This is slighty faster than a 10 Mbps wired ethernet connection but only 1/7 the speed of most typical wired ethernet connections which are 100 Mbps.

It is slightly faster than an 11 Mbps 802.11b wireless connection but only about 1/4 the speed of a typical 802.11g wireless connection.
 

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This story is super long. So I go in to clean my comp and I have been noticing that my startup has been pretty slow lately. So I cleaned out everything and decided to switch my RAM to different slots. Once I did all this I turned on my comp and my monitor failed to respond. So I put my RAM on their original spots and this time it decided to respond but I also noticed that my heat/cooling fan fell off. I then tried to turn the computer on. But I switched the volt button to 230 while it was off and it responded but my comp instantly turned off. I then found out that I basically destroyed my PSU. I went to the store and got thermal paste and a new PSU and pasted down my fan and installed my new PSU. What I failed to check is to see is if the switch was on 115v or 230v. The switch was towards 230v showing 115v. Did I destroy my PSU again? Also my RAM isn't the problem because I tested it. So when I turned my computer on the same thing happened as the one I previously ruined. Would I need to buy another PSU?
If so on the voltage switch which voltage option is being selected? If the switch to towards 230v and showing 115v or is it the opposite? I know it sounds dumb but I'm that cautious now!

Oh and I also tested my Motherboard so that also isn't the problem.
 

A:PSU 230v/115v -- did I destroy anything?

If you're lucky, you just fried the PSU and the PSU had a fuse to save the rest of your system. Replace the PSU and test everything!
 

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Hello all!
For months, my pc had no issue booting at the 230 option on my PSU. However, a few days ago I powered it down and it wouldn?t turn back on until I had switched it to 115. This wouldn?t be an issue, except now my USB microphone doesn?t work anymore because it draws too much power. Whenever I try to boot with 230 now, my pc goes on this endless cycle of trying to startup, and the fans speed up and slow down over and over and over again. It?s so annoying!
 

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I'm wiring my new place right now and will have a dedicated circuit for the computer. Is there any reason why I can't run a 230V circuit for the power supply since it (Antec SmartPower 2.0 350W) can be switched to 230V? Nevermind the plug configuration....easy fix.
Just an FYI for folks on the computer all the time: Your watthour meter is measuring the higher of the current draw on L1 and L2. If you're plugged into 110V, you're still paying for 220V. Run anything off of 220V and you cut your power bill in half. A good reason to never buy a 110V window A/C unit!
 

A:OK to use 230V switch on power supply?

Definition:
"In electrical terms, one watt is the power produced by a current of one ampere flowing through an electric potential of one volt. "



what? We run at 120V here. Are talking about running your computer off the same line as your washer and dryer? Dryers run at 220V @60Hz which is actually just two separate 110V lines, if one of the 110V lines is off the dryer will spin but not heat. That switch on the back of the PSU is designed for other countries running higher voltage at 50Hz. You are asking for trouble if you try to wire it to a dryer outlet. Technically it may work but will likely reduce the life of the unit.

Amps are still amps regardless of the voltage, watt/voltage = amp. A PSU at 230V vs 110V will still draw the same current. You would actually be using more watts on a 230V outlet. Amp * voltage = watts.

Example: lets say a device is drawing 10A -> [email protected] , [email protected]


How do you figure that your powerbill will be any cheaper plugging into a higher voltage?
 

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Hey guys. Simple question: if I'm a hardcore gamer, what's the necessary amount of watts I'd need in my PSU? I'm guessing around 450?

By the way, I'm talking about a computer with a 10,000 RPM hard drive, top-of-the-line 128MB video card, 3400+ AMD 64-Bit, 1GB RAM, etc.
 

A:How many watts?

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I've been looking around google and i've looked into the desktop itself. Sadly, i could not find the wattage output of a Sony Vaio PCV-RX650. I need help pls? cause i'm trying to upgrade a graphics card. So i would love the information about the Wattage it has. Tnx
 

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my psu uses 600 watts and has a 86 percent efficienty so how much does my computer use

A:psu watts help

Use this: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator and find out!

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here are my pc's specs

hard disk:
hitachi 500gb sata3
western digital 80gb sata

ram:
gskill ripjaws 4gb dd3 with heatsink

processor:
amd trinity a10-5800k 4.2ghz fm2 black edition, stock heat sink and fan

motherboard:
gigabyte ga-f2a75m-d3h

video card:
sapphire hd 6670 1gb gddr5 128bit

2x 80mm fan, 1x 120mm fan

*it is running in dual graphics mode (amd radeon hd 7660d + 6670 dual graphics)

im currently using a GENERIC 600w psu..(i read from some articles that a generic psu can only handle 250w of power, dont know if its true .. I play games like bf3, skyrim, assassins creed3, black ops 2 and run it in high settings

judging from my specs and heavy gaming,do i need to buy a non-generic/branded psu like hec, huntkey etc? or continue using my generic psu?

A:How many watts would my pc need? help!!?

I'd plug all that into this: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Also, I would go with a good PSU since you have some quality parts. a generic psu will get you by, but a good psu will have overvolt protection. Also note to make sure you get a power supply with at least 10% extra headroom so you aren't running at full capacity full time and since PSU's will degrade over time.

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With todays PCs what's the normal current draw for each of the rails in a power supply? Let's say my specs is as follows:

A64
1 gig ram
1 harddrive
geforce 6800

I've seen 500 watt power supplies with 10 A on the 12 volt and yet on 300 watt power supply it's 15 A. I certainly don't want to get a $100 power supply if it can't provide the current.
 

A:So it isn't all about watts

Here is an excellent thread on PSUs. I'd say for the system you are looking at you're going to want about 24a on the 12v rail. And better yet, get a dual 12v rail (with 12-18amps on each).

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=792566
 

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Hey people.. I have this system
MB: Asus ROG Maximus gene V
CPU: Intel i7 2700K 3.5Ghz
GPU: AMD R9 290X
SSDs: 2 kingstone Hyper X
HDD: 1 seagate baracuda 7200rpm 1TB
Ram: 4x4gb DDR3 kingstone Hyper X
PSU: Thermaltake Smart SE 730w
CPU cooler: Thermaltake SpinQV
4 case fans.
some sides tell me that I need at least 556 watts but your ppl side tells that I need 1124 watts
what to do so I know how much watt I need? pls help coz I just changed the PSU from the old one.
Thanks in advance
 

A:How many watts do I need?

Short answer: That PSU is fine.
Long answer: There are a bunch of calculators you can use, which all tend to exaggerate the actual number.

You an look up the TDP (in watts) of the CPU, SSDs, HDDs, and fans. The RAM will be negligable. The GPU is a different story, best you can do for that is look up some reviews of that GPU and look at total system draw at idle and while benchmarking/gaming, subtract that 2 and that will get you an exaggerated load of the GPU (exaggerated because CPU will also be under greater load).

Add all those numbers up and its going to be pretty small, almost certainly below that 556 that 'some sides' told you. You should take the added up number and increase it by at least 10% more if your PSU doesn't have a high efficiency, but I'd say 30-40% just to 'feel safe' and also for age degradation of the PSU (they won't put out the same power the older they get).

Alternative answer: Borrow or buy a overkill PSU, buy or borrow a kill-a-watt meter. Run your most demanding game or most demanding CPU benchmark (whichever is more suited to your usage) and check the from the wall wattage your system is pulling. Buy a PSU rated a bit higher (25% sounds safe) since you don't really want to be running a PSU at 100% load.
 

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Q: Watts

I opened up my computer before and I could not find the label that said how many watts it had. Where is this sticker located? I looked all over the power supply and couldnt find it.
 

A:Watts

See picture in my general games troubleshooting guide in signature.

Scroll towards the bottom of the page.
 

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I just fried my psu yesterday, probably a short circut or something anyway, I was considering a new psu, however i'm not sure how many watts i should use.

Here's my pc specs.

Asus M2N motherboard
Nvidia Gefore 7800gt 254mb
1024mb DDR2 Ram PC6400
AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+
250 gb hardisc, ehm if there is anything more y'all need to know just post.

I'am trying to cut the expenses to a minimum, don't have a lot of cash at the moment. Any suggestions on which power supply?
 

A:How many watts do I need for my new psu?

I calculated the total of your power requirement. It leaves you the... 387W, including your 2 DVD Burner.

So your safe bet is 400W to 450W, which it is very typical

You can pick it up for about 20 to 80 bucks per unit at computer store.
 

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I just got a new Geforce 8400gs by galaxy. The card requires about 300watts but I only have 250. What will most likely happen if I use it? will it work?

A:Using gpu without enough watts?

If it works at all it will be unstable and you may damage both the PSU and the card. Remember if your PSU is 300w that has to be enough for the card, cpu, ram, HD, etc, etc.

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Hello, I currently need help. I'm getting a new gpu and CPU for Christmas (hopefully) and was wondering if a 300 watt power supply would be enough to handle AAA gaming. I'll be getting the gt 1030 ddr5 gpu and the Ryzen R5 1400 CPU nothing more. Would a 300 watt power supply be able to handle gaming at AAA titles low to medium settings without any problems or bottle neck? I haven't seen a game the gt 1030 couldn't run at low settings 720p at least. An answer before Christmas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I also have 6gb ram 5.47gb usable. No gpu currently just a chip.
 

A:Is 300 watts enough?

You want at 600W power supply to power the graphics card.
 

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Hi,
Ive bought my self an asus v2 case with a 250 watt psu, p965g motherboard, a geforce 8400gs, win tv pci card, 160 gb hdd, an optiarc 18x dvd rw and an intel core 2 duo 2.0 ghz 1 mb cache Allendale cpu.
i dont plan on overclocking, and because of the psu being "junk" i have gathered i cant connect my cheap graphics or tv card, but since this mobo has integrated gfx and audio is it safe to run the JUST the hdd, dvd drive and my cpu in the case with a 250 psu.

the psu rail amps are this:

+12v1 (10 A Max) +12v2 (14 A Max) -12v (0.3 A Max)
+5v (18 A Max) +5vSB (2.5 A Max)
+3.3v (16 A Max)

+5v & +3.3v CANNOT EXCEED 115 Watts
+5v & +3.3v & 12v1 & 12v2 CANNOT EXCEED 235 Watts
+12v1 & +12v2 are 19 A Max

I was going to try and see what happened myself but i heard a psu tends to explode and not just turn themselves off when overloaded.
ALL HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
 

A:Core 2 Duo On 250 watts?

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Hi Folks!

I spent a while struggling with a PT880 system that kept crashing and then staying frozen for several hours. After guessing the 300 watt PSU could be the problem and trying out a different PSU - unfortunately, only 350 watts - and getting similar instability but no more freezes, I've pretty much concluded that I need a better PSU. (But just to make sure, I've also RMA'd the mobo.)

Anyway ... I need to choose between two PSUs: the TSP 420 (420 watts) and the TSP 450 (450 watts - with a lot more on the 12v line). What's your call: Do you guys think the TSP 420 will give me enough juice to run my rig or do I need to take the more powerful unit?

Demands: See below. Note, this is a Northwood CPU, not a Prescott. But I have a softmodded [email protected] running. And I'd like to be able to do a *modest* bit of overclocking on this system - say, maybe from 2.8 to the 3.4 - to keep video filters purring. Otherwise, my sig tells the story.

I've dredged up the specs on both PSUs:

1) TSP 420 (roughly translated):

ATX Netzteil AMD/ Intel P4
420 Watt Total
220 Watt combined (+3,3 and +5 Volt)
180 Watt kombinierte (+12,0 Volt)
aktive Leistungsfaktorkorrektur (PFC)
maximale Belastbarkeit der einzelnen Schienen:
+3,3 Volt: 26 A
+5,0 Volt: 42 A
+12 Volt: 18 A
+5 Volt Standby: 2,5 A

This model has great reviews and can be had at very good prices. There is a newer model out, the TSP 450, with the following specs:

2) TSP ... Read more

A:Is 420 watts enough? - Eying TSP 420 PSU

mikegray said:



Hi Folks!

I've dredged up the specs on both PSUs:

1) TSP 420 (roughly translated):

ATX Netzteil AMD/ Intel P4
420 Watt Total
220 Watt combined (+3,3 and +5 Volt)
180 Watt kombinierte (+12,0 Volt)
aktive Leistungsfaktorkorrektur (PFC)
maximale Belastbarkeit der einzelnen Schienen:
+3,3 Volt: 26 A
+5,0 Volt: 42 A
+12 Volt: 18 A
+5 Volt Standby: 2,5 A

This model has great reviews and can be had at very good prices. There is a newer model out, the TSP 450, with the following specs:

2) TSP 450

Gesamtleistung 450 Watt
+3.3V&+5V: 220W
+3.3V&+5V&+12V: 430W

+ 3,3 Volt 28 A
+ 5 Volt 45 A
+ 12 Volt 22 A
- 5 Volt 0,8 A
- 12 Volt 1,0 A
+ 5 Volt Vsb 2,5 AClick to expand...

Both of the ones you listed above are INFERIOR to the 400W listed by realblackstuff in this thread. By those specs, I rated them for 350W class and lower.
 

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I have the Optiplex 980 minitower. I'm currently using an AMD HD 6540 1gb, and I want to put an AMD HD 3450 512mb in the other pcie slot. How many watts should my PSU be?

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I just bought my new HP laptop.  I would like for the sound to be louder especially when I play videos and listen to music.    I am considering purchasing new external speakers.  But, I would like to know how many watts my current speakers put out. So, how can I find out the wattage of my current speakers? Thanks.  

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I currently have 4 hard drives and 2 optical drives in my computer all are disconnected except my dvd drive and my main hard drive becuase i know the 250 watt power suppy im currently using cant handle it, but with a 600 watt power supply will i be able to connect all that without any problems? If so im gonna buy one tomarrow.
 

A:Solved: Will 600 watts be enough?

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Hello I have the p6803w all stock but 12gb ram. My processor is slow always at 100% so im looking to get a new 1. The specs of my pc motherboard 95 watt but the upgrades even on the hp website gives processors are 125 watt. My question is can i run a 125 watt in a 95 watt? Will it hurt anything?

A:Processor watts?

@Fullmetal? What processor do you have installed now??? REO

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I am seriously thinking of going GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked duel SLI. Would the Corsair 1000hx psu be enough to run this?

A:1000 watts enough?

1000 is more than enough...... you would prolly be ok with 750/850
use this and see what you need

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp

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How Many Watts In An Amp, like 1 amp= ??watts?
 

A:Watts To Amps

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i have a LCD monitor 19 INCH 1440*900 it does not show the watts but only the amps and voltage is there anyway to find out cause i used the amps by voltage but that could not be right as it would not use 120 watts

A:monitor watts

Hi Wicca. Watts = Amps times Voltage.

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Hi,
Im having some graphic card issues and i was wondering if my psu is sufficient.
Used a number of calculaters but they all gave different wattages, from 300 to 700
System:
Dual Core E8400 sharks cpu cooler
P5Q PRO
4x1G Corsair DDR2 800 Mhz
Sapphire ATi Radeon HD 4870 DDR5 in Crossfire
2x HDD 7200 rpm 750G
1x DVD combo
1x floppy
1x all in one cardreader
3x case fan leds
1x case fan
(case=antec 900)
no exterior devices on usb
Zahlman psu 600 Watts
The psu should be enough, but im not sure anymore since
im having trouble playing any game without hangs/crashes...
 

A:Solved: Is 600 Watts enough?

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Hey. I've had my current UPS for at least five years now, and the "replace battery" alarm just went off. It's an old Conext 900 VA UPS, but I'm in the market for a new one now, I guess.

I currently have the following plugged into the battery plugs:

- Tower (520 watt PSU, this one)
- 19" LCD Viewsonic (~50 watts, I think)

Based on that, I'd estimate I need a max 600 watt UPS. However, I'm not entirely sure on the VA rating. Is 900 VA enough? Do I need more, or could I get away with less?

I guess I'm just not sure how to calculate that sort of thing. It's probably a pipe dream, but I was hoping to spend less than $100 on this.

So can anyone help?
 

A:Calculating necessary VA/watts for a UPS?

Is this of any help?

http://www.csgnetwork.com/upssizecalc.html
 

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well my 80 gb HDD fills up far to fast and i just seen a special on newegg for this
HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...MC-IGNEFL102308-_-HardDrives-_-L0C-_-22136073

anywho i was wondering if ill need a bigger PSU to run it, this is my current rig:
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/751749-solved-buying-new-video-card.html

for anyone who's wondering i still plan on purchasing these:

New PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ower+Supplies-_-PC+Power+++Cooling-_-17703016

New Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252

but the HDD was on sale so i couldnt resist.
 

A:Solved: Do I Need More Watts?

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I'm currently going to buy a new and strong Video card, this video card tho require 250 W in order to be run correctly. Can someone tell me how I can find outh ow many Watts my pc uses??
 

A:How many watts does my PC draw?

You can use a tool like this. You enter your hardware and it will calculate a wattage for you.
What PSU do you currently have?
 

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I have a few questions concerning the cpu watts specifications:
- First is that when I bought the cases that included the PS(power supply) of 435watts and I was wondering if thats the watts that's going to use ALL when my cpu is running...if not then what does the 435watts mean??? it can go up that much or what??? I need clear explanation on this.......
-Also for an example, I have a 7800 256mb with 450watts, running on a PS with 435, is it going to do damage to my cpu??? Is it going to run well since the watts on the video card is 450watts and my PS is 435watts???(since I don't have enough watts to support it). I'm mainly confuse about the watts for the cpu and video card, since they don't have enough to support the video card...

Just few question I have concerning my cpu, if you guys can help me out thats great

thanks techspot
 

A:Questions about cpu watts

The power used by each component - http://www.pcpowerandcooling.com/technology/power_usage/

Video cards in particular - http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/gpu-consumption2006.html

Power supply calculator - http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
 

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Can you guys check out my gaming build and suggest how many watts I need for a power supply unit? I'm not sure if I need 550 or 750 watts. I won't be using Sli or crossfire cuz I'll just be using one video card. Here my build:

Intel Core i5-6500, MSI GeForce GTX 970, DIYPC P48-BK - Lighter Rig - xlooks Saved Part List - PCPartPicker

A:How Many Watts Do I Need for this Desktop?

Decisions....Decisions......

You are still researching your build, that is a good thing........in the several earlier threads you have started with recommendations you have mentioned you are looking for "future proofing"..........you will never find a firm answer in this regard; I doubt any forum member has that crystal ball....

If your remaining questions is the wattage requirement for the build you reference to above just use on of the previously provided links to one of the PS calculators and plug in your components........I would highly recommend you allow a 20-25% increase over what you find, just for safety sake......

Good luck with the new system....

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Can you guys check out my gaming build and suggest how many watts I need for a power supply unit? I'm not sure if I need 550 or 750 watts. I won't be using Sli or crossfire cuz I'll just be using one video card. Here my build:

Intel Core i5-6500, MSI GeForce GTX 970, DIYPC P48-BK - Lighter Rig - xlooks Saved Part List - PCPartPicker

A:How Many Watts Do I Need for this Desktop?

Decisions....Decisions......

You are still researching your build, that is a good thing........in the several earlier threads you have started with recommendations you have mentioned you are looking for "future proofing"..........you will never find a firm answer in this regard; I doubt any forum member has that crystal ball....

If your remaining questions is the wattage requirement for the build you reference to above just use on of the previously provided links to one of the PS calculators and plug in your components........I would highly recommend you allow a 20-25% increase over what you find, just for safety sake......

Good luck with the new system....

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I was going to by a 650 watt PSU then I saw that the i5 uses 95w Max TDP (not sure what that means), So I thought 450 would be plenty. I am not going to get a graphics card.

I may overclock it a bit, but I don't think I will.
I have a ssd that according to the description uses 8 watts max, then I want to add a 1TB 7200rpm hdd in a few weeks. I won't have many USB devices plugged in, just my ipod, keyboard and memory stick. Then a dvd rw which will barely be used. Then one 140mm fan, one 120mm and the fan that comes on the arctic cooling freezer 7 pro.

I have just been doing some google searches to see if 450w is enough some say it is, some say it isn't. So I thought I would put my mind at rest and ask you guys.

This is the PSU.

Thanks
 

A:Is 450 watts enough for the i5 2500K?

As long as its a good solid PSU, its more than enough in the absence of any power hungry graphics card or multiple rotating storage drives.
 

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Hi All,

I build computers for fun and profit, and I'm just wondering if there is an effective way to estimate the size of the power supply needed for a new box.

Is there a list out there which gives reliable estimates of wattage needed per item in the box.

For instance, if I build a P4 with 4 Gig RAM, and a set of 4 HDs in a Raid5 formation, aproximately what size of power supply should I specify for the unit?

Any reference point would be appreciated!

larry.k
 

A:Watts Estimates

I've found Neweggs power supply calculator to be fairly decent.

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html
 

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I am upgrading my PCI-E graphics card and I was wondering what is the best graphics card I can get without having to buy a new power source. My ATI Radeon Xpress 200 series isn't keeping up with the games i want to play. Any advice or suggestions would be very helpful.
 

A:Best graphics card under 300 watts?

Hi mate, please post more details regarding your machine so we can come with more specific suggestions. Anyway, I'm guessing that you own an Athlon64 3500+ or newer...First of all you really need to upgrade your power supply. Don't underestimate this part it can help your PC greatly. The good news is that you can have a great PSU at low prices. A thermaltake PSU 420Watts won't go far beyond 40 euros (about 50 dollars I think) and you will be able to keep it in the future. As for the graphics card: If you want something really cheap with basic gaming capabilities try a Geforce 7300Gt or Radeon X1300Pro. For something better you should check GeForce7600GS or GT and Radeon X1650Pro or XT. They are cheap and quite capable cards. If you want a new DX10 card go for a geforce 8500GT or 8600GT. Cards more powerfull than those that I suggest you may need a more powerfull PSU and are expensive so I don't recommend them.
BTW: The last card I could combine with a 300watts PSU was a radeon 9600. Even if you find a card from back then it won't do you much good in games nowdays.
 

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i just recently bought the hp s3100n slimline desktop and on the box it said that it had a 6150 le graphics card so i figured that would be good enough, but little did i know hp had fooled me good. when i opened up the case i noticed that there wasnt a graphics card, then i later found out it was a 6150 le integrated ( ive never heard of integrated video with names like real video cards ) so i asked hp for some help finding a video card upgrade only to find out that slimlines do not support power supply upgrades ( thanks alot for telling me this, useless fry's employees) so now im stuck with a 160 watt power supply. can anyone help me find something compatible?
 

A:Video Upgrade With 160 Watts, Help Please!!

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Is a 300W psu suitable for an Athlon 64 3000+, Asus K8N mobo, 512M memory, FX5200 graphics card. Also 2 IDE hard drives and a CD R/W. Am looking at cases now.

Many thanks,
Steve
 

A:Power supply watts for AMD 64

Just barely!
If you upgrade anything on this machine you will be taxing 300w. This is the absolute minimum recommended for PC's
For psu more is best( not a lot, just more)
Go with a brand Enermax,Antec, etc and get 350 w +
Base your decision partly upon what you might do to this machine in the future. Remember with the brand names there isn't a huge difference in price to get to the 350 range and above.
 

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Hey guys,

So I ordered a video card that says it needs "A minimum 350W system power supply" before I checked my PSU and realized that it's only 250W. It's not too big of a problem, because I can just get a new PSU or case with a PSU included for pretty cheap. But I just wanted to ask if it's safe to try it out with the 250W PSU? Is there a chance that it will break the video card or something else in my computer?

Also, if I do need a new power supply, are they all mostly the same, or do I have to make sure I get one with the proper inputs/outputs? I have my eye on a case with a 500W PSU, but I don't know how to make sure that It had everything that I need, like for starters, if my motherboard and stuff will fit in it. Sorry to bother you guys with this, but I just don't know what to do....

Here is the case I want to buy
Linkworld G5 Black Mid-Tower Case

My Motherboard
VIA - VT82C694X

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Not Enough Watts For My Video Card

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here are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 G0 SLA9V Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
NViDia GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported
A-DATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800 2GB Memory Kit
SAMSUNG 941BW Black 19" 4ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower

normal and overclocked ^_^


thanks ^_^
 

A:How many PSU watts needed with this specs?

easiest way to figure that out is to google a wattage calculator. then add at least 30% to the figures you get, and that should be the minimum wattage for the PSU. and make sure you stick to a top brand. look for enermax, antec, corsair, and a few others. you can refer to this list if you like. that will help you pick out the PSU once you have your figures.

aim for tier 2 and up.

http://forums.firingsquad.com/firingsquad/board/message?board.id=hardware&thread.id=111309
 

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This may seem like a really stupid question to many of you, I've tried reading about it but still cant seem to grasp the concept. If I have one GPU that needs at least 450 Watts to run correctly, and I want to add another in SLI. Does that mean I need a Power Supply of at least 900 Watts? I've scene people run tandom SLI with like 600-750 Watt PSU? Is a 450 PSU generating a constant 450 Watts? Could someone explain the relationship between power generated by a PSU and the Wattage needed by system components?
 

A:Newbie Question GPU/Watts

The power requirements for the entire computer are included it the PSU recommendation. Consequently, it is necessary to consider only the power requirements of the additional video card when trying to determine how much a second card would require you to upgrade the PSU. The lower number cards such as 8400Gs or 8500GT use maybe 150 to 175 Watts. An educated guess for a second 8800GT would be perhaps require you to go from 450 watts (one card) to 650 to 750 watts.
 

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Hey guys, i guess everyone already knows that i do not buy video cards that require connectors, so i am planning to buy these 2 cards:

9800GT its the low power version, so it does not require a PSU connector
http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr981024gtge.aspx

Visiontek 4670

The 4670 says is draws 59w, while the bfg i have no idea, but i sent in a note asking them, so i hope to hear from them soon. But i was curious would a 250 PSU work from a emachine for those cards?

If not, i have other choices i will get, i only deal with low profile to mid range cards anyway, so i have alot choices to choose from.
 

A:9800GT & 4670 250 watts PSU

The 4670 is a safer buy. eMachines' PSUs are notorious for being of rubbish quality; you don't want it blowing and possibly killing other components. This is especially possible if the PSU has been used regularly for a long time (1-2 years or more), in which case I'd advise a new PSU.
 

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I have a 15 watt LCD Monitor, 50 Watt Speakers, 15 watt printer, 5 watt modem. All I want to know is how much power does my CPU Consume. Specs-
Motherboard- Asus P5KPL-AM/PS
HDD- ST3500418AS ATA(500 GB)
GPU- NVidia GE Force 8400 GS
Processor- Intel Core 2 Duo E7500(2.93Ghz) Overclocked to 3.54 Ghz

A:How much power(in Watts) does my pc Consume?

There are so many variables, I doubt if anyone can do other than guess. I would suggest you buy one of those very cheap plugs which calculates your ingoing usage. You place it between your principal input power source, and you outgoing connection(s)

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any one know of a good power supply for the price....need at least one pci-e cable in it.....500 watts and up.....atx size or standard or what ever.
 

A:GOOD psu for the price???...500 watts and up

My Favorite:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153028
 

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Hi

I'm hoping to upgrade my computer with new hardware and hoping to end up with this.

Core 2 duo e6600
Geforce 8800GTS 512MB
3GB of DDR2 Ram
1 x DVD Drive
& 2 Hard drives

I currently uses a 600watt power supply, will this be enough?
 

A:How much Watts do I need to power my computer?

600W PSU Would definitely be enough to power a rig like you have. If anything, that's more than enough.
 

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