We used a calibrated meter to measure the power at the wall. No monitors were factored into the readings. The system power drain was measured in the following states:
Idle: when resting at the desktop.
Gaming Load: running the ‘combined’ test in 3dMark 11. Processor and graphics card are stressed.
The PCSpecialist Vanquish Z11 System doesn’t demand that much power for a high performance gaming system. When idle it consumes 67 watts of power and this rises to 230 watts under gaming load.