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Questions about college wattage limitations and power supplies~

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August 13, 2013 2:08:11 PM

So my college let me know that a 600w microwave would be as high as you could go in terms of that specific appliance. How about power supplies? Would a 750w be too much? I don't think I ever push it to its limit, considering the total load of all of my parts is somewhere around 300w-400w or something, but..hey.

Just kind of confused. :c Thanks!

The current power supply I own is a AX750.
a c 1450 ) Power supply
August 13, 2013 2:16:26 PM

Your computer will only draw what power it needs.You will be fine.

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a b ) Power supply
August 13, 2013 2:17:45 PM

Power supplies ONLY draw power that the components NEED plus the efficiency facter. So for example a PSU that is 90% efficient and needs to draw 500W to power the system, it will draw 550w (500W + 10%) from the wall.

So if your components only require 400W, you are drawing not much more than that with the amazing efficiency of the AX series, so no issues.
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August 13, 2013 2:23:32 PM

Awesome, thanks. ^_^ I figured it was going to be something like that, but I was worried I was going to have to buy a lower wattage power supply or something, lol.

a b ) Power supply
August 13, 2013 2:24:39 PM

No problem. :) 
a c 1450 ) Power supply
August 13, 2013 2:24:42 PM

No , your system , will only take what it needs.

Enjoy college.
a c 1109 ) Power supply
August 13, 2013 2:28:41 PM

The efficiency of the AX750 is around 90% for a system power draw between 300W and 400W. That would translate to 333W to 444W at the AC outlet.