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Smooth Creations Asylum Gaming PC - Power Consumption Tests

Shane looks at the Smooth Creations Asylum and discovers this is one Asylum he's happy to be locked up in.

| Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Aug 12, 2008 4:00 am

Power Consumption Tests

 

 

Using our new PROVA Power Analyzer WM-01 or "Power Thingy" as it has become quickly known as to our readers, we are now able to find out what kind of power is being used by our test system and the associated graphics cards installed. Keep in mind; it tests the complete system (minus LCD monitor, which is plugged directly into AC wall socket).

 

There are a few important notes to remember though; while our maximum power is taken in 3DMark06 at the same exact point, we have seen in particular tests the power being drawn as much as 10% more. We test at the exact same stage every time; therefore tests should be very consistent and accurate.

 

The other thing to remember is that our test system is bare minimum - only a 7,200RPM SATA-II single hard drive is used without CD ROM or many cooling fans.

 

So while the system might draw 400 watts in our test system, placing it into your own PC with a number of other items, the draw is going to be higher.

 

Smooth Creations Asylum Gaming PC

 

At stock the SC systems power draw is below our testbed. Overclocked at idle shows it's still below and under load it's just 2 watts higher.

 

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