2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2009 10:07 AM by kamalanathan

    Power consumption


      How does a casual white box server builder estimate power consumption?


      I'm looking now at an S5000PSLSATAR with 4 or 8 * 4GB, two 5400s, three or five 7200 RPM SATA drives, and a CD/DVD burner.  Will that challenge the 650W supply in an SC5299BRP or do I need more?  I need that specific answer right now, but for future I'd like to know how to estimate for other configurations.