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ASUS Creates Power Supply Calculator

In an effort to help new system builders decide on components for their build, ASUS has created a Power Supply calculator – put in your hardware and out pops a number of power supply watts that should be used for the system.

For example, we put in an Intel i7-4770 system with two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780s, and the system config came out to 1050 W, which offers a good headroom for such a configuration.  In reality, a 750W would be ok for this setup, but 1050W would be plenty.

I always liken a power supply to a car – if you have a car that does 80mph max, and you always drive around at 70mph, it will cough and splutter and fail sooner.  If you get a car that does 150mph max and drive around at 70mph, then all will be fine for longer.

Have a go, see if you have the correct power supply for your build!


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This entry was posted on 2013/08/10 by in PSUs, Technology News and tagged , .
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