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June 14, 2008 12:44:53 AM

1200watt SLi confi... I know that's equivalent with like an air conditioner running. do i have to worry bout my electronic bill?
June 14, 2008 12:48:27 AM

jayce1219 said:
1200watt SLi confi... I know that's equivalent with like an air conditioner running. do i have to worry bout my electronic bill?

It has to do with your components. Nothing in existance can use all the power that 1200watt psu can pump out. Power consumption would be only a little more than if you use a 800watt psu. Higher wattage psu tend to be a little less efficient on lower load, thus, the small waste.
June 14, 2008 5:12:47 AM

also, it may be rated at 1200W but if your system only needs 600W that's all it will draw.
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June 14, 2008 5:54:19 AM

well, that is, not taking efficiency into account ;) 
June 14, 2008 5:18:55 PM

Kind of useless to get a 1200watt psu, since most components don't draw more than 700W in total.
a b V Motherboard
June 14, 2008 5:31:00 PM

1200 watt is way overkill.
But it won't "use" any more electricity than your components will draw.
a b V Motherboard
June 14, 2008 5:43:39 PM

dagger said:
Nothing in existance can use all the power that 1200watt psu can pump out. Power consumption would be only a little more than if you use a 800watt psu. Higher wattage psu tend to be a little less efficient on lower load, thus, the small waste.

Are you sure? How about a Quad SLI 9800GX2 + 8 HHDs + Skultrail with top of the line CPU (2*QX9775)? :lol: 
June 14, 2008 6:20:22 PM

Shadow703793 said:
Are you sure? How about a Quad SLI 9800GX2 + 8 HHDs + Skultrail with top of the line CPU (2*QX9775)? :lol: 

Nope, I'm sure you can still pull it off on a 1000watt psu. :na: 
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