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Power supply Calculator Do you Have Enough Watts?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MellowMan, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. MellowMan

    MellowMan First Sergeant

  2. MellowMan

    MellowMan First Sergeant

    common people respond!!
  3. Coco

    Coco Sergeant Major

    Just for fun I filled it out. It's a little limited though. I mean it only lets me select a max of 4 HD's. I've got five in here right now. With a sixth about to be added as soon as it arrives in the mail.

    So if I add those in manually my power needs are 394 Watts.

    In the system itself I have a 350 Watt power supply and a 230 Watt power supply. So I'm sitting while within my range of 580 Watts.

    It's a nice tool for a rough idea of your needs. I could have used it back when I was trying to figure out if I needed a second power supply. (to cheap to actually buy one big one).
  4. Zulu-1

    Zulu-1 Specialist

    i get 324...
    i have a thermaltake 420w purepower..
  5. ACE 256

    ACE 256 MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Overclocking Expe

    Recommended Minimum Power Supply is 282 Watts
    runing a antec true 430 ;) .......
  6. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Need 425w

    have Enermax 465w .... dont think I will be plugging too much more in that!
  7. Adrynalyne

    Adrynalyne Guest

    Your Recommended Minimum Power Supply is 341 Watts!!*

    Running Antec true 480

  8. ~Pyrate~

    ~Pyrate~ MajorGeek

    Your Recommended Minimum Power Supply is 334 Watts!!* ... 480w Antec true power

    i agree with coco .. it is quite limited but just to get a general idea it's good
  9. mcadam

    mcadam Major Amnesia

    Your Recommended Minimum Power Supply is 172 Watts!!*

    you can tell i've got a low-spec pc!
  10. Dude1010101

    Dude1010101 Corporal

    Your Recommended Minimum Power Supply is 299 Watts!! i got like a 350 i think
  11. ASUS

    ASUS MajorGeek

    Reccomended minimum 337, running Antec True 480.

    I would always reccomend bigger than you need, by 25%
  12. Rob M.

    Rob M. First Sergeant

    Recommended minimum: 241 watts
    Installed: 450 watts
  13. risk_reversal

    risk_reversal Sergeant Major

    Recommended minimum 369 watts

    Running Enermax 550 watts

    A small point on this calculator which regards the memory. It suggests that ram of whatever size is valued at about 10w, whereas as we are all aware it should be 8-10w for 128Mb only. So a 512mb stick of ram would draw 32-40w and not 10w.

    This calculator is also worth a look, in case you had not seen it since it also give the 3.3 & 5v requirements.


  14. whitephatt

    whitephatt Private E-2

    Your Recommended Minimum Power Supply is 421 Watts

    Apparently... 7 Hard drives will do that. ;) ;) ;)

    Run little 250! RUN!!

    bwahahahaha ....no bull either :rolleyes:

  15. g1lgam3sh

    g1lgam3sh MajorGeek

    Fnaar Fnaar

  16. g1lgam3sh

    g1lgam3sh MajorGeek

    427 Watts, running 550

    Must stop buying toys:)
  17. steve Max

    steve Max Private First Class

    320 - got 500 watt x-connect

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