Power usage in Macpro? v's pc desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by VanneDC, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. VanneDC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
    Hi, just wondering what sort of power bill iam going to get now that ive swapped to a Mac Pro 1,1 (as in my sig)

    the reason i ask, is cos the Mac Pro is nearly silent and my damm desktop PC sounds like a damm wind tunnel.

    so id like to know what sort of wattage/amps the mac pro 1,1 sucks per hour? am i likely going to get a shock when my power bill rolls in?

    My desktop is a E8400 wolfie, OC'ed to 3.5ghz with 4gig ram and the same vid card. Both boxen run 2 WD drives, a 1 TB and a 500 giger.
  2. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    Here the MPG from my 2008 MacPro
    Mac Pro no monitor 269watts load
    Mac Pro no monito 200watts idle
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Mac Pro has dual CPUs so it'll consume little more. Replace your PCs fans with some better ones, costs less than 100$ and gets you a quiet box

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