How much power is being drawn Tags: Homebuilt Gtx Power Phenom Systems Last response: March 19, 2009 3:26 AM in Systems Share MykC March 19, 2009 12:57:08 AM I'm trying to figure what is the minimum PSU that would run a Phenom II 940 and GTX 285. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-285,213... Does include the CPU draw or just the GPU. More about : power drawn Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system March 19, 2009 1:56:22 AM "Global wattage at AC source ". those are the figures at the wall socket the 316 watts for the 285 rig looks about right . Just because a cpu/gpu is rated at a specific wattage doesnt mean it will draw that much . Intels 65 watt chips typically draw half that under load see http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js... MykC March 19, 2009 2:18:49 AM Cool, that is a very interesting tool (bookmarked) Related resources How much power is drawn by my unit - Forum How much power is Being used?? - Forum Max TDP and amount of power drawn - Forum How much performance did I lose with Sandy Bridge being changed from Z68 to Z77? - Forum How Much Power Will I need - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system March 19, 2009 3:18:05 AM Its surprising how little power some systems need . I think Tomshardware e7200/G31 mb was drawing 70 watts . Even a quad core cpu and a GTX 295 system with a couple of hard drives will run fine on a quality 600 watt psu . The total draw is around 475 watts MykC March 19, 2009 3:26:59 AM Yeah, I'm suprised too, getting the amps though is another thing. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow much watts does a 450w power supply sucks from the wall Forum SolvedHow much power supply do i need? Forum SolvedHow much power do I need,are these parts compatible Forum SolvedHow much power Forum SolvedHow much power does my PSU need? Forum SolvedHow Much Room do I need?? (GFX card + Power Supply) Forum SolvedHow much power do my PC need for future upgrades? Forum SolvedHow much power does the R9 290 pull? Forum Solvedhow much power will it take from my PSU? Forum SolvedHow much power do i need? Forum Solvedhow much power supply for r9 270x Forum SolvedHow Much Power Do I Need?? Forum SolvedHow much power do i need for two 7950s? Forum SolvedPower Consumption - How much does it really cost? Forum SolvedHow much power would this rig need? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !