How much juice is your SFF system pulling

How many watts does your SFF pull>

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Fully [H]
Aug 3, 2004
I am moving from a full tower rig to a miniTX rig, maybe mATX, but pushing miniITX and wanted to know what kind of power are people's rigs currently pulling?

If you can list your specs, links to pics and how much power draw you are doing, would be good to know!
My main ITX system uses the most power over the other ITX systems in the house:

Case: SilverStone SG05
Fan: Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-13 1150 RPM 120mm, used as front exhaust
PSU: Seasonic X-460 Fanless
Motherboard: ASRock Z77E-ITX
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2
CPU cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620
RAM: Samsung 8GB 30nm 1.35V DDR3 1600
GPU: PowerColor Go! Green AX7750
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB

I measured AC power consumption with a Kill A Watt.

Power Consumption:

Prime95: 98W
Prime95 + Furmark: 138W

Prime95 was set to Torture Test In-place large FFTs.

More info & pics here:
139 Watts

Shuttle SH67H3 with a 35W Pentium G630T
rest of rig in sig

I suppose it would be higher if you count the 3 eSATA drives that aren't being powered by it, which would bring the total to 241 Watts
My UPS shows 60 watts while recording ATSC (DTV). Including my projector, it is at 258 watts while recording. Running the processor up, HTPC+Projector draws 294 watts.

Celeron E3300 @ 2,66GHz, 2GB RAM, Radeon HD 5570, Hauppauge HVR 1250, 1x 5400RPM Hard Drive.
Espon 705HD Projector w/ bulb in ECO setting.
Close to 300W under torture testing. Normally well under 100W. (i5-2500K+H67ITX+560ti+SSD+Green HD)

My mini draws about 30W under load, however. :)
My current media server is pulling 44w at maxload (handbrake encoding across all cores) according to the kill-a-watt (yeah, I've heard it has issues with accuracy, but it's what I've got).

Case: Stripped down FT03 (seriously, just the frame)
PSU: Seasonic 400w fanless
Mobo: Intel S1200KP
CPU: Intel 2120T
HS/F: Stock
RAM: g.skill 2x8g DDR3/1333
OS Drive: Intel X25M-80g (G2)
Data Drive: Seagate 500g 7200.4 2.5"
Fan: Old S-Flex "D"

Encoding reads & writes on seagate drive.