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Need to know how much electricity of my desktop

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June 16, 2012 5:35:04 AM

I know for a fact that a computer consumes power based on its load. Is there a program that can do this for me? Program not equipment.

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June 16, 2012 5:45:39 AM

why do you want to know?
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June 16, 2012 5:52:00 AM

depend on how much wattage power supply you have?
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
June 16, 2012 6:11:47 AM

Program? No.

Equipment.. 15 bucks for a kill-a-watt meter.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 16, 2012 6:16:28 AM

Obviously a program cannot perform physical measurements, so the best you could do is estimate.
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June 16, 2012 6:30:01 AM

Okay here's my system
Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3
Sapphire 7950 OC 3gb
Corsair Vengeance 8gb forgot the specific model but its the red one.
Seagate 500gb 7200 rpm (forgot the model)
I already know the wattage of my monitor and speakers.
My power supply is a thermaltake tought power 1200 watts

Yeah i know my PSU is way overkill but thats for future expansions.

Right now I want to know how much watts this'll take if i just browse the net and type since thats what my work involves and thats what i usually do.
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
June 16, 2012 6:32:09 AM

Well, like I said.. the only way to know specifically how much wattage your system draws is to purchase a kill-a-watt meter.

The review sites online are great for reference, but every system is different.

Just browsing the net, probably not very much, as regular surfing is not really enough of a workload to really ramp up that 7950.
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June 16, 2012 6:37:01 AM

Yeah my only real problem rright now is figuring out how much watts my GPU and CPU take since I've got the rest of my bases covered, based on my readings so far my GPU has a maximum draw of 200 watts my only problem is i cant measure them when i do simple tasks like you said.
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June 16, 2012 6:38:09 AM

id buy that killawat thing but I'm from the phil. and I've gone to the local hardware store and no luck there
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 16, 2012 6:53:39 AM

When surfing the net I'd guess your system uses about 100W, and since you have a ridiculously over specced PSU it's probably running at like <50% efficiency thus pulling like 200W from the wall.
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June 16, 2012 7:03:36 AM

FinneousPJ said:
When surfing the net I'd guess your system uses about 100W, and since you have a ridiculously over specced PSU it's probably running at like <50% efficiency thus pulling like 200W from the wall.


Thanks man. This the kind of thing that im looking for.
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