[mythtv-users] Power bill vs SchedulesDirect bill

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 22:54:15 UTC 2007

On 18/09/2007, Bearcat M. Sandor <HomeTheater at feline-soul.com> wrote:
> So forgive this ignorant question, but if i have a 500 watt power supply
> does that mean that i'm using 500 watts all the time


>or that i have 500 watts of power available?


If i use a 300 watt power supply am i consuming
> less power then i would if i had a 500 watt power supply?

Unlikely, though it will depend on the relative efficiency of the two
PSU's at the load that your computer hardware is drawing.

So look for a PSU that is correctly rated for the load you're putting
on it, and then buy the most efficient one you can afford.

> This will factor into my next OC build which i want to be as Green as
> possible.

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