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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John*K, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. John*K

    John*K Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone actually measure PC power supply wattage in the way that a/v receiver power is measured? i.e., if they produce the power that they claim. I've been looking around, and to my surprise, I have found no data so far. Is there a way to test these claims at home?
     
  2. KyleS

    KyleS Screenwriter

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    Without having some specialized electrical equipment I dont really see how. If I were wanting all of the juice that is possible out of a power supply buying a top rated brand would help to make sure you are getting the most for your $. Antec, Enlight, Vantec, Etc.

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    brentl Cinematographer

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  4. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Brent an extra http in your link.
    What you need to look for is the combined wattage output on the +3.3v and +5v rails. Those are the important ones as they power the motherboard/cpu/agp/pci/usb ports. For the newest P4/XP systems 200-220 is ideal.
    PCPowerCooling still makes the best quality for consumers imo. Sparkle/Fortron are the best value.
    Excellent Anandtech discussion
     

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