I'm thinking about what upgrades I'm going with in the next few months and wanted to check what PSU I needed with the upgrades. Looking at wattage counter at Newegg and partspicker they were way different.
I'm trying to SLI 680s, and partspicker shows 610w vs Newegg that says 811w.
Recommend 850, tier 2 PSU:
Measured power consumption one card
1.System in IDLE = 144W
2.System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 307W
3.Difference (GPU load) = 163W
4.Add average IDLE wattage ~10W
5.Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 173 Watts
Measured power consumption two cards in SLI