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can you compute my energy consumption?

By Disnogod ·
I have a core 2 quad q9300 @2.50ghz, team extreme 1066 2gb of ram. power color 3870 ati 256 bit 512mb video card. Gigabyte ep45-dq6 motherboard. 1 500gb and 1 1Tb saegate Hard drive. 1 optical drive. my power supply is 500w huntkey and its all working fine. now Im planning to buy a Thermaltake Level 10 GT which comes with free Toughpower 1200W. I just want to know since its a 1200w power supply would it cost more energy than before when i only got a 500w power supply? Thank you in advance!!

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RE:- would it cost more energy than before

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to can you compute my energy ...

Easy answer is yes it's going to use more power than a 500W power Supply.

Despite what should happen higher wattage power supplies use more power on the same hardware than a smaller power supply.

For instance a Antec 500 W PS running a i7 CPU on a Gigabyte M'Board with 5 X 2 TB HDD, 16 GIG of RAM, a 4 GIG Video Card and so on uses 7 KW Hours per day but the same hardware with a 750 W Antec PS it uses 9 KW Hours.

Same hardware, same meter, same on time 24 Hours per day 7 days per week and 2 KW Hours more a day averaged over a 25 day period.

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