Computer energy usage question

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yandaoben

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Hi,

I would like to know how much electricity does a PC consume on aveage, like in Watts? Keep in mind that my PC is a custom made one.

Also, would it be decreased greatly if I turned off my screen and sound system?


Thank you.
 

Juice Daddy

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I read this: "A typical 14 inch monitor would consume about 80 watts."
and I was surprized to find out that other forums had no clue either...

although I read a reply suggesting that you turn off everything in your house exept your computer, then check the bill, but I think I would do it the otherway around...(ie: computer on, everything else off...)

good luck finding that info... you could look for a program that reads powersuply input... I couldn't find one
 

yandaoben

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Ok thanks for your reply.

However does a CPU consume alot of energy,say, compared to an air-con? Or maybe a charging handphone?

Anyone else with ideas?
 

DJ-CHRIS

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Well my setup used about 200 watts last time I chcked

AMD 3400+
6600GT
2x 7.2K hard drives ect

If i dont tell you what it does at load and idle, shoot me a PM
 
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