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how much does 500wat psu draw

first of all sorry to ask about psu in motherboards thread , but i couldnt find PSU option in hardware

anyway , guys i need help , i live in place where we have to buy/use electricty using generator
i am able to use up to 420 watt

anyway i am gamer since childhood ( realy proud of that , no matter what my mom say ! )
even in war situation , i still want to set down and have a nice gaming day

so my qustion is : i have this power supply http://www.fsplifestyle.com/product.php?LID=1&PSN=1002
which is 500 watt

do this PSU use all the 500 watt ? or only what my pc needs ? i have a i5-4440 and gt 630 asus and h81- plus mother board
planing on buying gtx 970 asus .. ( yeah i know it draws alot but am not planing to oc or anything )
also when i turn my pc , i notecd the electricty break off for second then i re turn it on , and then pc would work fine

would that be a problem ??
any suggestion or answers i can get , would be awsome !
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  1. Best answer
    It only uses what the PC needs adding a 970 with your processor your going to use around 320 watts when stressed.
  2. Zerk2012 said:
    It only uses what the PC needs adding a 970 with your processor your going to use around 320 watts when stressed.


    first of all nice kickass pic !
    320 watt i could live with it no problem at all

    but then when i turn my pc , PSU use all 500 watt right ?
    everytime i put the pc cable in my 420 watt click goes off , and i lose electricty for a 3 sceonds , i turn it on immediately , and then everything fine

    would this by any chance ruin my rig ?

    before i had 350 watt psu , less than 420 , so i never had this problem

    its hard to understand what i mean though , 100% you have never seen a generator before , so thanks in advance anyway fella
  3. Yes you can get a full load spike for a brief moment.
    And yes im very familiar with generators.
  4. Zerk2012 said:
    Yes you can get a full load spike for a brief moment.
    And yes im very familiar with generators.


    and would that spike ruin my pc by any chance ?
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