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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Knock it off, you're making people waste money. I guess a lot of you are newer users, but you could still look at what the more experienced are saying. If the person is going to use a GTX590 or HD6990, sure recommend a 650W. But if they're using an HD6950 or GTS450 or HD6850 and state that they aren't going to SLI/Crossfire, then recommending a 650W or more is wasting their money.

And before saying "they may want to SLI/Crossfire later", first check and make sure that they have a dual slot motherboard in the first place.
I buy my power supply for any possible future use, for the next 3 rigs or so, as with my 800d case, spending 300$ on a case is overkill, but if I want to suggest it, I will.

I would have wasted TONS of money if I bought a 450w, then upgraded and needed a 650w, then upgraded and needed a 800w, why not just buy enough to cover all possible needs? Especially if you change it up often.
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post #152 of 286
So how about my ModXStream 600w OCZ with CF 6950 (Shaders unlocked 840/1325) + 6970 (downclocked to 840/1325) and Phenom II 820 1.38v 3.5Ghz!!
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post #153 of 286
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Originally Posted by steadly2004 View Post
I buy my power supply for any possible future use, for the next 3 rigs or so, as with my 800d case, spending 300$ on a case is overkill, but if I want to suggest it, I will.

I would have wasted TONS of money if I bought a 450w, then upgraded and needed a 650w, then upgraded and needed a 800w, why not just buy enough to cover all possible needs? Especially if you change it up often.
There's this thing called a budget where if I save € 350 by not buying an 800D and an 1100W PSU I can buy faster components.
If someone wanted to know what PSU could power their rig and an extra GPU they wouldn't ask about the right sized power supply for their rig.
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post #154 of 286
Never heard of it.
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post #155 of 286
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You guys are missing the point.He's not just trying to tell you what to recommend.He's trying to combat the inflated requirements the industry is pushing.Basically what he is saying is always state the correct wattage requirements,then the end user can choose headroom and budget etc.
This.

I see now the point to op argument
post #156 of 286
OK,are we going to make a check list before one member can give another member his personal feelings on just what to buy? I mean is it going to turn into some kind of "I can't answer your question unless you get this paper signed and notarized and send it back to me" Why stop with just the P/S, how about we all get "newegg certified" so we can give reviews? My point is some members are going to answer straight down a technical line and others are going to inject some ideas like,"this has headroom, or people like this because of the bling factor, or I have personal experience with the P/S and no one is going to say it is not the best".All kinds of members give answers based on different parameters.
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post #157 of 286
I may get hated on, but I ran a ATI 5970 on a 430w cheapo PSU from a ASUS tower. It held up to 24 hour furmark test. Not bad

But I always go way over on PSU requirements. I never know when I may want to upgrade in the future. Buying a 1200,1500, 1600 watt lets me add whatever I want. But then again, I have a rig tri sli 570's, one with dual 590's, a 6990, and a sli'ed 570.

I'm not the average consumer
Edited by noak - 6/16/11 at 6:39pm
post #158 of 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Knock it off, you're making people waste money. I guess a lot of you are newer users, but you could still look at what the more experienced are saying. If the person is going to use a GTX590 or HD6990, sure recommend a 650W. But if they're using an HD6950 or GTS450 or HD6850 and state that they aren't going to SLI/Crossfire, then recommending a 650W or more is wasting their money.

And before saying "they may want to SLI/Crossfire later", first check and make sure that they have a dual slot motherboard in the first place.
People are allowed to have their own opinions. These opinions may be different than yours. They may even be making an error of fact. Despite your status here, it may not be a constructive use of your time to implicitly threaten people about what they can and cannot say (as long as they are abiding by the terms of service agreement).

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post #159 of 286
See my sig about overkill. I enjoy overkill, but those on a budget will not.

@Phaedrus2129:
I agree with you on every level good sir. I'd start saying something in those threads, but that would take FOREVER to accomplish. I compare this to people suggesting a 2600K for gaming builds. It annoys me to no end.
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post #160 of 286
True True! It's a bit ridiculous to recommend such large PSUs for most single GPU cases. Spend your money on a QUALITY PSU instead.

When did huge KW+ PSUs become so "sexy?"

I have a single Nvidia 260. Not a big deal, but I have a hot RAID card and *9* hot hard drives so I suspect that I'm the exception... And even with an OCd Bloomfield, I've never drawn more than 700 watts at the wall (so probably only 600 watts of actual PSU load) when stress testing everything simultaneously.
Edited by Chroma - 6/16/11 at 6:58pm
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