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Or maybe this one?




Which is better? (Compared to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207011)
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The Corsair Enthusiast is better. Plus you don't have to deal with XFX. Added bonus.
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The Corsair Enthusiast is better. Plus you don't have to deal with XFX. Added bonus.
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That would be per 20 amp breaker. Sockets are usually ran in series off of the breaker. Now in some industrial settings they can use 25-30 amp breakers. Or in some household setting they can use only 15 amp breakers. Also outlets can be lower power than a breaker because many are ran in series. Also remember power strips are also usually only rated for 15 amps.

Best bet, put a meter on your outlets.

ps most houses I have come across have a 200 amp main. But remember there is an AC, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer all being power hungry. However if you need a 220/240 outlet for a limited time you can usually steal from your dryer.
Ah, I had been wondering about that stuff but google came up with a bunch of unhelpful answers, so I appreciate the tips

20 amps per breaker sounds reasonable, I had been worried that if I ran too much hardware I might burn my house down or something, but that seems pretty unlikely as long as I don't go too crazy.

I am currently metering my outlets so I have a pretty good idea of what my draws are like, just good to know what your upper bounds are.
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Ah, I had been wondering about that stuff but google came up with a bunch of unhelpful answers, so I appreciate the tips

20 amps per breaker sounds reasonable, I had been worried that if I ran too much hardware I might burn my house down or something, but that seems pretty unlikely as long as I don't go too crazy.

I am currently metering my outlets so I have a pretty good idea of what my draws are like, just good to know what your upper bounds are.
I have even gone so far as to label each outlet to which breaker it goes to to make sure I don't end up with too much on one. Which became a good idea when I found out that my entertainment center was on the same breaker as my office pc, a chop saw, an extra refrigerator and the outlet I used for my vacuum. Awesome right? and its not like they should be, there is a hall way separating the lines... I dunno though. To remedy I no longer use the vacuum on that outlet, chop saw and fridge don't get used together. Entertainment center is now on 2 different breakers once I plugged a new PC into it so My receiver is on one with the monitor and all other components are on another. Office pc still shares with Chop saw/fridge combo but I'll be installing a new breaker soon enough.

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I have even gone so far as to label each outlet to which breaker it goes to to make sure I don't end up with too much on one. Which became a good idea when I found out that my entertainment center was on the same breaker as my office pc, a chop saw, an extra refrigerator and the outlet I used for my vacuum. Awesome right? and its not like they should be, there is a hall way separating the lines... I dunno though. To remedy I no longer use the vacuum on that outlet, chop saw and fridge don't get used together. Entertainment center is now on 2 different breakers once I plugged a new PC into it so My receiver is on one with the monitor and all other components are on another. Office pc still shares with Chop saw/fridge combo but I'll be installing a new breaker soon enough.

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Sorry to OP for the off topic
I was just thinking whether or not I should check which outlets are on which breaker, but I figured it'd be smartly divided by room. Now after your story I think I'm going to have to go around tripping breakers and checking which outlets go out to make sure! Lucky that you found out before any damage was done, though that's a funny combination of items to happen to fall on to the same circuit (coulda been expensive).

As for OP, this is good info for him, he's starting off with the idea of 8 200W GPUs now, and I'm guessing in a month he'll be bitten by the bug to go for more, so he should be warned about the potential hazards of circuit overload
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I was just thinking whether or not I should check which outlets are on which breaker, but I figured it'd be smartly divided by room. Now after your story I think I'm going to have to go around tripping breakers and checking which outlets go out to make sure! Lucky that you found out before any damage was done, though that's a funny combination of items to happen to fall on to the same circuit (coulda been expensive).

As for OP, this is good info for him, he's starting off with the idea of 8 200W GPUs now, and I'm guessing in a month he'll be bitten by the bug to go for more, so he should be warned about the potential hazards of circuit overload
Never assume anything with electrical. I have learned that from this house. The electricians who did the wiring in this house should be lynched. I still have a set of 3 outlets that have a loose neutral somewhere in the wall making 2 outlets in the garage (not near each other), one in my bedroom, and the door bell not work. New build (1998) does not mean quality work. Not as bad as my friends house who only has one room with grounded electrical, ewww.
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Im thinking of doing a similar project but with 8 590's. the only way to make them all go into one case is to go water cooling. And you would need multiple power supplies. I am think i would need 3x 1500w for my build. And splitting the load on to multiple breakers is crucial. thankfully my room has 4 sockets on 4 different breakers all grounded. Depending on the card you might need to do some cutting.
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