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Will lights draw too much power?

By Josh86
Jul 30, 2014
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  1. I bought a gaming PC, and I am wondering if my graphics cards and the computer itself are pulling to many watts, Will the lighting inside the box put a demand on the power supply??? I am debating about taking them out, I don't even have the lights on anyways I find them a waste they came with the computer I bought
     
  2. Row1

    Row1 TS Guru Posts: 327   +13


    Josh*^ - the lights could not possibly be pulling more that 10 watts, at an extreme. Probably they are actually pulling a level that you could not notice before-and-after if you used an actual measurement, such as with the Kill-A-Watt.

    Same for fans, and most anything else you plug in or on except video cards.

    Everyone: you will spend all kinds of money to have powerful components, and a suitable power supply - so go ahead and get an ACTUAL power draw measurement -

    The kill-a-watt is simple to use and read, very simple. it costs $20 or $25.

    You can use it on anything you plug into a 120 volt outlet. Vacuum cleaner, hair curler, radio, anything. It tells you exactly how much power is being used. Exactly.

    For over a decade, these power calculators have been estimating power needs, and they have been over-estimating by 100% the entire time.
     

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