For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran Battlefield 4 at 1920×1080 and recorded the average idle reading and the peak gaming reading on the power meter.
Power Consumption Results: The entire platform with the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Superclocked 1GB video card installed installed was consuming 105 Watts at idle and hit a maximum of 226 Watts when gaming. These are stellar power consumption numbers and are lower than the AMD Radeon R7 250X video card that we benchmarked that consumes more power and had far lower performance in all of our testing!