Simple and to the point I guess. Be nice to know how you derived at this figure though.
Joe Public wrote:
Actually, I think that calculator just recommends a PSU (in this case 850W), it doesn't seem to tell you how much your rig will draw. (Link didn't work, but I've used the calc before).
Sorry about that, link is fixed.
Simple Estimate, about 300-350W at absolute maximum load..and likely 180w or less at idle. If you're using a Corsair HX520, it is more than enough. You could probably get by on a "420" if it existed imho. I think the days of overinflated psu numbers must die!
I agree that PSU requirements are overinflated, but one could of course argue that is also the case with CPU / GPU speeds, digital camera megapixels and so on. Guess it's a matter of knowing what is enough for me, which isn't always the biggest. I'll wait for the next generation of games in Q4 before deciding if I need to upgrade to Quad etc, but it needs to run smoothly on a 24" screen. Good to know my current PSU will suffice though!