This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Question with PSU

  • Topic Archived
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Question with PSU

User Info: fakewars

fakewars
3 years ago#1
If I have 500w PSU powering machine that only need 400w, does the PSU draw the whole 500w of electricity, leaving 100w power wasted, or does it only draw 400w?
"The heads of peasants are much better as footballs."
~Ningishzida

User Info: ihumpmypillow89

ihumpmypillow89
3 years ago#2
It'll draw what is needed.
http://goo.gl/pIFDj | http://goo.gl/16aDr
This is what happens when a 5 year old writes a comic - http://goo.gl/zRaAS

User Info: WerdnAndreW

WerdnAndreW
3 years ago#3
ihumpmypillow89 posted...
It'll draw what is needed.


yep
Corsair 500r ~ P8Z68-V Pro ~ i5 2500k ~ Hyper 212+ ~ Corsair 2x4gb ~ TX750w v2 ~ 560 Ti ~ F3 1TB ~ Crucial M4 128GB ~ Xonar DG ~ Tt Meka G1 ~ Asus PA248Q

User Info: fakewars

fakewars
3 years ago#4
I see, so I don't need to worry about buying PSU too big for my not so powerful PC
"The heads of peasants are much better as footballs."
~Ningishzida

User Info: Flaktrooper123

Flaktrooper123
3 years ago#5
It is not 400w either actually. The power bill you will feel also depends on the PSU's efficiency, just see if it has 80 Plus tag on it.

User Info: StormKMD

StormKMD
3 years ago#6
What is your rig, btw?
MSI 660 GeForce 2GB | i5 3570K | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | Seagate Barracuda 500GB | Ballistix 8GB | Corsair CX430

User Info: TimePharaoh

TimePharaoh
3 years ago#7
Joke topic?
HE are genius, firstly. - ASlaveObeys
GestapoFAQs http://i.imgur.com/prqCDHz.png http://i.imgur.com/ooNGE4u.png
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Question with PSU

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived