Power supply problems

  Elston 23:41 18 Aug 2007

Hi, im moving away to university in october, and i was looking too build a computer for the first time. The problem i have is that the electrical sockets in my room will not allow me to draw a current of 13 amps, but are restricted to 5 amps. Is this going to greatly restrict what i can build? is there a clever way around this? Thankyou

  DieSse 23:54 18 Aug 2007

Watts = Volts x Amps .... Thus 5 amps is 1250Watts.

You would be unlikely to build any system at all which takes more than half of this - and likely around one third at most.

Most normal system PSUs are rated up to 400-500Watts, which is a maximum it will provide under full load.

You can plug monitors/printers/etc into a different socket.

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