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Thread: Does anyone have a URL to a site which lists power draw of common parts?

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    Does anyone have a URL to a site which lists power draw of common parts?

    Title says it all.

    Instead of measuring my USB devices, I was wondering if anyone has compiled a list for processors and video cards, motherboards, hard drives.

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    that would be good!

    or if some one clould list how much common devices use, such as HDD, CD/DVD...

    most are probably diffrent, but it would give a hint

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    Wattage Calculator but here is the link anyway

    http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
    New CarPC on the way again I think. I miss my old one!!!

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    Well, if I had searched for "wattage calculator" I'm sure I would have found it.

    But sometimes you dont know the right terms to use, such as searching for "power draw list" or "power need list". Sometimes the search police need to understand that.

    I think a bigger problem are people not using descriptive titles to their threads. That could help a lot of searches out. But I do appreciate the link.

    Hrm... actually that wattage calculator is pretty skewed to one side... not very applicable to carputers - but then again there is some good info there for average accessories... but pretty much any hd/optical/cpu/memory combination recommends more than 150 watts max. Doh.

    But... the information there is enough to help me with my decision making. That mini-ITX board that has a p4 socket on it, with a celeron, shoudl give me all the power I want but not excessive heat.

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    Perhaps this may also help:
    http://www.mini-box.com/powersimulator.html
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    A car I'm designing...

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    Heh. It pretty much seems that so long as you arent using a crazy p4 setup - anything is fine.

    Any miniitx board with any cpu with max memory, a dvd/cdrw and a hard drive... 150 should be good enough.

    Just can't make a gaming console.

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