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lazerin

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Location
Australia
On average, what is the power dissipation, in watts, of a motherboard with normal components (eg video, sound, nic)? This doesnt include outside components like cpu,hdd & cdroms.

Does anyone know? Is there an easy way to work it out?

Cheers
 

Captain Slug

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All-In-One boards average at 35watts. Boards with minimal needs (no onboard sound, LAN, or video) average at 25watts.

I'm basing my answer on the responses I've gotten from a few Power Supply manufacturers.