Originally Posted by Blindsay
what does efficiency have to do with it? all that efficiency is good for is lowering your electric bill.
This. a "300w" PSU will make 300w, but may use more from the socket, which is lost to <100% efficiency.
My sigrig's PSU is "USING" 300w from the socket, but may only be making 250 (or less) watts at 85% efficiency. That doesnt mean it cant make more, it can make 550+ watts, but may take 650+ watts from the wall to do so.
Also, I doubt that "Your mobo & other components should use roughly around 50W" maaaaybe 20w or less... and also the GPU will never even get close to 100% usage, so there's no way its going to use 125W. At the most I estimate the system will use 200W on average, without an overclock.
That being said, Im contemplating just going for the 450W so that I will have extra headroom to possibly overclock in the future.
Originally Posted by Zap
Fooxz, your bigger concern is will the GTX 260 fit in a Silverstone SG05.
The answer is no, unless you mod it. I know people have done that with the SG06, so it might work on the SG05.
Why don't you sell off the GTX 260 and spring for a GTX 460? You'll get a huge boost in performance, while drawing a bit less power. The GTX 460 is also shorter, so it will fit without modification to the case.
If the 260 will fit was never an issue for me. If I have to mod it, I will mod it. I dont need an optical drive, so that can be snipped right out, if the HDD spot goes along with it, ill mount the HDD to the floor. If a full HDD doesn't fit on the floor, i've got a laptop drive that will fit. I already had the 260, and though a 460 might be nice, I am nearly positive I wont have any issues moding the sugo to fit the 260. And even after modding, it still doesn't fit, then Ill just put my 470 in it, problem solved. (then ill need the 450 for sure
EDIT: Now i do see that it would be the fan, and not the CD/HDD rack that would be in the way, which still, wont cause an issue, it can be moved. my card is less than 10.5, the case is 10.9, the fan is the only thing that might be in the way to use all of that space. (no idea why they say only 9" cards can fit? :/
Ive got no problems swapping out things for other computers for this computer and vice versa, Im going to be using them interchangeably, so as long as they all work, Im happy.Edited by Fooxz - 5/31/11 at 10:11am