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How much power does a Asus P6X58D-E use?

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October 25, 2010 1:03:13 PM

Hello,

I'm planning my new PC that I'm going to build and I need to know how much power each component uses so I know what PSU to buy.

I can't find any actual figure for the motherboard itself only the entire system it's running on.

Does anyone know how much power the motherboard itself actually requires?

Thanks.

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October 26, 2010 9:08:32 AM

Doesn't matter!
a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 2:13:18 PM

??
Not sure if you meant "doesn't matter" as in you don't need to know anymore :p 

The wattage your board will take all depends on what cpu you use (and graphics card) and what you plan on doing with it (OC'in, etc.)

Per se - boards will not determine what psu size you will need in total, so you have to take everything you want to use or add into account.

Best deal look at a site like this Linky Hurr~ that can help you calculate wattage.

If you no longer needed this information - then oh well x)
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October 26, 2010 2:23:26 PM

Ugg! Use the calculator, but NOT the Antec PSUs.

Corsair's {single rail + Japanese capacitors} http://www.corsair.com/psufinder/default.aspx

Examples:
P6X58D-E, i7, 2-WAY SLI GTX 470 {Extreme OC} ~ 1000~1200W
P6X58D-E, i7, Single GTX 470 {Extreme OC} ~ 750W
P6X58D-E, i7, Single GTX 470 {NOT OC} ~ 550W~650W
a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 2:42:57 PM

^ :lol:  my bad - yes just use the calculator xD ; corsair is top quality! :3

@jaquith i suspect you're an Antec hater? xD
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October 26, 2010 3:12:18 PM

X3 bad Antec's PLUS burning out X2 GPUs - what's your guess??
a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 3:39:20 PM

ouch! :E my guess is *sarcasm* that you love them dearly? :lol: 

lol well i haven't used Antec much, i don't hate them xD, i'm just not fond of them. My XFX hasn't let me down and Corsair is one good puppy x)
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October 26, 2010 4:24:53 PM

Also, to answer your question - it depends on the number of attached components and how much heat is generated by NB and other chipsets; an approximate is 40W ~ 100W+ just for the MOBO, but it really matters on the "what's and how much" attached and or used.

This is why you're better off using the calculation tools, looking up Watts per component is useless and will never add up correctly and to confuse you more you need to notice 'efficiency' of the PSU. A lower efficiency PSU will consume {waste} more power.
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October 26, 2010 4:28:59 PM

^ mhmm.

Look for PSU's with the 80PLUS stickers - these psu's have 80% effeciencies and up.
And they also go by levels starting at the 80Plus > 80Plus Bronze > 80Plus Silver > 80Plus silver > 80Plus Platinum.

Typically the higher level of 80Plus the better efficiency x)
October 26, 2010 4:29:45 PM

Basically, Corsair calculator says if I'm OCing Graphics + CPU 750W, if just CPU 650W

So I'm getting a TX 650W

Refer to this thread: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/301345-15-power-con...

I won't be overclocking my Graphics Card until theres a game that I can't play with > 30FPS.

Due to my HD screen refreshing 30 times a second, I wouldn't notice FPS of more than 30FPS so there's no point pushing my graphics card further than it needs to.

Thanks :) 
October 26, 2010 4:32:11 PM

Thats with 3 HDD btw ^ If I drop it to 1 or 2 it's 550W so 650W will be ample :) 

Running i7 950 OC, GTX 480
a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 4:43:19 PM

Always try to get a little more than you need x) It's better to have leftovers than to be missing a plate. xD At least that's how i see it :) 
October 26, 2010 5:04:09 PM

Gekko Shadow said:
Always try to get a little more than you need x) It's better to have leftovers than to be missing a plate. xD At least that's how i see it :) 


Yeah, so 650W will be more.

It's all good..
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October 26, 2010 6:45:53 PM

As long as you're never going to OC or add a second GTX 480 then 650w.

Funny about my "examples" close guess {GTX 470}.

Good Luck! :) 
October 26, 2010 8:34:24 PM

jaquith said:
As long as you're never going to OC or add a second GTX 480 then 650w.

Funny about my "examples" close guess {GTX 470}.

Good Luck! :) 


What?
a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 9:03:02 PM

Lol as in he was pretty dam close with his estimates xD
"P6X58D-E, i7, Single GTX 470 {NOT OC} ~ 550W~650W "

and that as long as you don't OC or add another Fermi - you should be fine with the 650w.
October 26, 2010 9:14:50 PM

Gekko Shadow said:
Lol as in he was pretty dam close with his estimates xD
"P6X58D-E, i7, Single GTX 470 {NOT OC} ~ 550W~650W "

and that as long as you don't OC or add another Fermi - you should be fine with the 650w.


Aye :) 

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