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a c 158 ) Power supply
March 15, 2012 7:10:19 PM

Great article from SPCR discussing power usage in three modern PC configurations:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1245-page1.html

I5 2500K at stock speeds and an HD 6870 running Prime95 and Furmark for max power draw....only 271W power draw

...Discuss...
a c 243 ) Power supply
March 15, 2012 7:26:23 PM

Rugger said:
Great article from SPCR discussing power usage in three modern PC configurations:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1245-page1.html

I5 2500K at stock speeds and an HD 6870 running Prime95 and Furmark for max power draw....only 271W power draw

...Discuss...

AC
237w after the conversion, running Prime and Furmark
A 400 watt psu would be sufficient for normal use with those specs ( don't think you're going to find one with dual pcie connectors though )
a c 121 ) Power supply
March 15, 2012 7:57:14 PM

Excellent article. It supports my firm belief that it is not necessary to anticipate using as much power as a hair dryer just to play games. With the latest AMD GPUs needing a lot less power, and Kepler rumored to be similar, other data seems to be converging on that conclusion as well.
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