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How to check how much Power your Computer needs

PSU or Power Supply Unit is one of the most important components of any computer since it distributes power to every other component that requires it to run. Do you know that you must have an up-to-the-mark Power Supply Unit to use the computer smoothly? If you provide lower power than required, your computer may not function properly. But, how do you check how much power is required for your computer? How many Watts does your computer use?

To solve that problem, here are two different PSU or SPMS buying guides or Power Supply Calculators which that will calculate your computers energy use which will help you buy the perfect Power Supply Unit for your computer system.

Check how much Power your Computer needs

Before opting for any of these two websites, you should know what you are about to run. In other words, you must know what are the other components of your computer. Otherwise, you may not be able to find out the best match.

1] Cooler Master Power Supply Calculator

Cooler Master is a popular brand when it comes to making excellent Power Supply Unit. However, their website has an awesome tool that helps users find how much power their computer needs to run properly. But, as mentioned earlier, you need to enter all the component names in the respective location to get the result.

To be more specific, you need to enter the following details:

After hitting the Calculate button, this website will tell you how much power your setup is about to consume and a recommended PSU wattage. After knowing this, you should look for the available PSUs in the market.

2] Outervision Power Supply Calculator

This is yet another awesome PSU buying guide that has an almost same user interface as the previous one. It comes with a “Basic” version for those users who do not know much abouttheir hardware setup. They also offer  an that “Expert” version will let you enter every single detail of your machine.

The Basic version requires the following details:

The Expert version resquires these additional details:

After hitting the Calculate button, this website will tell you the Load Wattage and Recommended PSU Wattage, and they define what they say.

Both the tools are good and they let you measure your PCs total power consumption. However, the second one lets you enter the Monitor count and size. Otherwise, they work in the very same way.