My gaming rig at "idle" or light desktop activity (browsing, watching video, etc).
I was surprised at this because the gtx590 in reviews is rated at 150-180watts on "idle," I thought. Dunno what's up with that, they must use a different concept of idle.
Skyrim on the Ultra settings:
Metro 2033 on the dx11/max settings (tessellation etc.)
This one actually makes the air that blows out the back of the PSU feel fairly warm, instead of tepid.
So think I will eventually get an 850w PSU to be super-safe at some point...but it can wait a while.
...this is fun, I'll have to plug it into the other PC & compare.
Edited by LadyCrimson, 02 December 2011 - 08:30 PM.