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jm1gic

2 months ago

Hey all! Do y'all have experience with Outervision power supply calculator, is it pretty accurate. It is reading that I would be using about 420w and my current psu is 450w. Is that pretty accurate? or do I just need to get a new power supply?

Thanks!

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  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

No it's not accurate at all!

And i will show you why!

Go to the Outervision power supply calculator and without changing anything hit the CALCULATE button.

You get this result.

For comparison, a i9-9900K@5.0GHz + 32GB of DDR4 with an RX 580 consumes just a bit over 70 watts at idle.

So why that calculator shows 113 Watts out from nowhere?

Where is the build btw?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

so great! to hear!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Its a joke. It always over estimates by varying degrees and there is clear conflict of interest with a site that determines how much wattage you need and then recommends a PSU to you with a affiliate link. Plus it has terrible recommendations for PSU's.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

woooo!! great news!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually it is fairly accurate when you put in the parts for the total watts.

https://seasonic.com/wattage-calculator#

The 113 it defaults to with no parts added is a glitch.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Told me 459 watts and used my Kill-A- Watt meter said 399 at the wall (stressing the CPU and GPU) so it comes down to about 347(Seasonic G series) or 75% of what they said. That is a good % I dont like to push the PSU much over that. Perfect no but not really that bad. They do allow for having a low quality PSU that can not put out the rated watts but a lot of people dont know what to look for in a power supply.

Their a lot of 450 watt power supplies that would POP in the 400 watt area and a good bit of the cheep ones that would not even make it close to that.

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