- Jan 19, 2006
I am no longer using the UPS, I'm straight into the Kill A Watt. I just tested Flight Sim. Without PBO and the cpu package drawing a max of 145 watts, the Kill A Watt was hovering around 653 watts. Back when I was using PBO, cpu package would hit 220 watts. So add 75 watts for PBO and you are looking at around 725 watts at the wall. I'm using a Seasonic Prime Gold 850, so assume 85% efficiency and the computer is drawing close to 620 watts, give or take, just a little higher than you estimated.I don't know if you compensated for it but.
If your Kill A Watt is pulling 700w your components are pulling 80-85% x 700w = 560-600w. Even less if you measured upstream of your UPS.
2 pumps + 15 fans is a lot of stuff but still under 100w.
I stopped using a ups because, at least the few I've had just injected noise into and out of the the AC. My power almost never goes out anyways. Nuclear -> 20mi high tension -> substation -> underground