Trippynet wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Modern PCs use less than you might think. My main PC is a Ryzen 7 (8 core CPU) with 16GB RAM, GeForce GTX 1070, plus 5 mechanical hard drives. According to the PSU monitor, it pulls about 115w when idle. If I hammer the CPU, RAM etc with Prime95. it jumps to 183w under load (just the graphics doing little).
Like I say, less than you would think really!
For idling, I estimate my Indigo2 would chew though about £20 of electricity a year if I left it plugged in. It adds up!
My gaming PC is a semi vintage 2010 model with an i7 980X, a Titan x, a Corsair SSD (3rd drive), an OCZ Revodrive 3X2 (System Disk), a western digital Velociraptor (Secondary Drive) and a 1100W Coolermaster Extreme power supply.
This thing chews quite a bit!
Just for the record, it was originally fitted with two XFX 5970 Black Editions (these things drew 294W each when they were under full load!)
https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/a ... iew,2.html
and then an ASUS ARES 1 which drew 349W when under full load.
and then I switched back to Nvidia in the form of a GTX 590 then GTX 690 then the GTX Titan X.
This machine still kicks ass by the way! (However this was probably my last PC, as I will stick to the Apple Mac Pro series in future.)