Re: GeForce 6800 power supply questions
Had a small LAN at my house this weekend, and a friend of mine brought his Watts Up!. It's a cool little meter than you plug between the load and the outlet, and it will give you all sorts of neat power usage info. We gamed for about 12 hours straight, and the max power draw for my system was 180Watts. Assuming an efficiency of 70% for my 200W supply (250 SilenX is 72%), that means my system was only using a max of 126Watts of power.
SN45G with 200W supply (only 10A on the 12V rail, not sure of the others)
Athlon XP 2.0GHz (12x166)
BFG 6800GT OC (370/1000)
Intel PCI Gigabit card