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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
With the PSU you have, absolutely.

People overrate how much power they pull all the time. You need to be realistic with yourself


Also, try LinX + EVGA OC Scanner, it will pull more power as that is 100% load. I noticed my rig pulls only 600-800W while gaming but if I load up LinX+some GPU burn test, I get 1,050 W drawn from the wall
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
It's hardly shocking, everyone seems to buy up a much more powerful PSU than they actually need.

As for whether you could go 580 SLI on that PSU? I'd personally be a bit wary, my VX-550 could theoretically have taken two HD4890s in CFX, but it blew up after a month or so of having that, it's mostly about the +12v rail and how many amps you use on it.
^This. If I recall awhile back, my Phenom ii X4 @ 3.64 Ghz only pulled 280W while playing Crysis.
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by Sonic-Boom View Post
You also have a rosewill. Pull 365w and it will blow up.
Uh, no.

The Rosewill Green (RG) series are one of the better ones.
Edited by GameBoy - 5/16/11 at 8:33pm
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post #33 of 40
you guys are using 110v rms 170v ->negative->170v positive. Is there any 220w ones out there or do you have to do the diy mod yourself to use it on 220/240? Anyone got schematics for it?
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Hey guys, I just bought a kill-a-watt off newegg when they were on sale, and I was shocked when I saw how little power I was using. When fully loaded, my rig is only consuming around 350-380w, and that is with it overclocked.

I just thought I would ask, does this mean that my rig could possibly handle another gtx 580 in the future? Or would that be too much for my psu?

Thanks!
Thats it, seriously a measly 380w? come complain when you hit 650 or more watts.
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post #35 of 40
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Thats it, seriously a measly 380w? come complain when you hit 650 or more watts.
He's not complaining. He's stating the fact that he really overcompensated on his PSU (which almost everyone does). He then proceeds to ask if he could handle another 580. He's not complaining.
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post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by stren View Post
Damn I can pull 660W on my kill a watt when playing bfbc2 with only 2 460's. I'm surprised everyone else is so low.
the 980x might have a bit to do with that

but i pull around 650-700 when playing bc2
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You also have a rosewill. Pull 365w and it will blow up.
Not true. Handles 490w like a champ.
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post #38 of 40
BTW if anyone doesn't have a Kill A Watt and want to know what all the fuss is about...

P3 International Kill A Watt P4400 $15.99 with free shipping.

Use coupon code MLCK5P2O3XNL1 (exp.5/24) to get that price.
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Originally Posted by Raptor_Jesus View Post
He's not complaining. He's stating the fact that he really overcompensated on his PSU (which almost everyone does). He then proceeds to ask if he could handle another 580. He's not complaining.
hahaha seriously, this.
     
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post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by Sonic-Boom View Post
You also have a rosewill. Pull 365w and it will blow up.
Well you've just proven how little you know about power supplies. That Rosewill is more than capable of putting out it's rated 630watts without a problem. It might not have the total output your XFX has, but it will hold up just as well as it does.
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