Just how much power do you really need?

Posted on Monday, Apr 16 2007 @ 04:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Do you REALLY need a new 1.3kw power sucking PSU? - to find out, we walked into a local PC store, picked up a low end (£55) PSU, and built a Quad Core Extreme Edition/XFX 8800GTX XXX powered high end enthusiast rig, with Asus Premium motherboard, 2 gig of actively cooled Corsair Dominator ram, 3 Sata hard drives, DVD Burner, and topped it all off with cold cathodes and 6 LED case fans.

Did it blow up? or could we get it overclocked well past 3ghz in a stable environment? Check it out over at DriverHeaven.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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