A PC uses up to 1.67 amps per hour, however, a gaming PC uses up to 6.25 amps an hour, as it has a 750W power supply and cutting-edge components.
Millions of people across the world use their personal computers (PC) daily for gaming purposes; as a matter of fact, many people run more than one system at once. It is thus important to know the total amperage (AMPS) a user’s system draws from the circuit, as the circuit can blow if it draws more power than what the circuit can supply.
Determining how many AMPS a computer uses depends on the usage time, and what components are used in the PC. A typical computer uses an average of about 65 to 250 watts, and between 0.25 and 2 amps. A desktop PC uses up to 1.67 amps per hour with speakers and a printer running. This means that a computer that runs for as long as eight hours a day will need up to five amps.
However, gaming PCs require a lot more amps, as they typically include a 750 watts power supply and cutting-edge components for better graphics. Gaming PCs can consume as many as 6.25 amps an hour, while gaming for five hours can use up to 31.2 amps. However, a gaming laptop requires less, as it uses 15.8 amps for games played for five hours. Desktop monitors usually need 0.15 to 0.5 amps to operate. A 22-inch light-emitting diode (LED) backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor will consume up to 0.30 amps in five hours of use.
Gamers can calculate how many amps their system uses by dividing the number of watts, by the number of volts (amps = watts/volts).