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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
Do they make good quality modular psu's less than 650W? Regardless of power needs a modular psu is a prerequisite for me personally...
HALE90 650W edditon.

It's modular and it is a highly rated PSU with great build quality.
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post #172 of 286
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
I don't suppose you know what OCP is, who made your antique power supply, what LLC stands for in "LLC resonant half bridge", what the voltage/current curves look like for a double forward converter, how operation of a synchronous buck converter is affected by out of spec voltage, what a synchronous buck converter is, who's leading the power supply market at the moment in terms of sales, performance, or build quality, or how to estimate the power draw of a computer.
Wonderful stuff. This is why I enjoy these forums. You can actually learn from people here.
    
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post #173 of 286
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
HALE90 650W edditon.

It's modular and it is a highly rated PSU with great build quality.
He asked about a quality modular PSU that is LESS than 650watts so why are you posting a 650w? Didn't you take the time to actually read his post prior to posting?
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post #174 of 286
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
He asked about a quality modular PSU that is LESS than 650watts so why are you posting a 650w? Didn't you take the time to actually read his post prior to posting?
Big whoop then.

Just get a HALE90 550W.

same PSU, just a 550W PSU.
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post #175 of 286
Overkill is in some people's blood. I have a buddy that bought a 1200 watt Enemax psu for amd 939 system. Granted now he is running i7 but still only got one gfx card and its quite dated.
post #176 of 286
i think my PSU fits my system quite well.
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post #177 of 286
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
Big whoop then.

Just get a HALE90 550W.

same PSU, just a 550W PSU.
Nice attitude.
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post #178 of 286
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Thank you. I should have phrased it like that from the beginning.
Phaedrus, I understand the intent and appreciate the message but your OP was so... imperious. Just saying
post #179 of 286
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Originally Posted by noak View Post
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
Anything inside a company-made prebuilt is not cheapo.

You probably got a Delta unit.

What's cheapo is you going to the local store and ordering one of those "ATX case w/ 450 Watts P4 Compatible PSU".
Now that's cheap crap.

OEMs usually carry their PCs with over-spec'd power supplies from known companies like Bestec, Delta, FSP, HIPRO, LiteON and Seasonic.

My HP came with a 460W unit even though I didn't need that much.
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post #180 of 286
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Originally Posted by Majestic_Lizard View Post
Not trying to start an argument here, but out of courtesy I will respond to a few points.
  • To a degree, I happen to agree with the OP, just not with how the topic was presented. Many people do chime in with PSU recommendations without considering what the user is actually doing with the system.
  • Any reasonable person can see that there was nothing remotely uncivil in my post. I stated that "it may not be a constructive use of his time".
  • The statement "stop doing so-and-so" implies a consequence. The OP may not have meant this, but that is the way he seems to have presented his argument.
  • Due to the fact that the first sentence of the thread starts with, "Knock it off.." it is difficult to approach this as a discussion as the very first post seems hostile to differing views.
  • Though the TOS states that factual information is to be used, there is nothing in the TOS that states which interpretations of the facts are allowed, nor is there an indication that opinions are not allowed.
  • Finally, this thread is supposed to be about power supplies, which the statement quoted above does not mention.

Peace.
I think the implied consequence if they do not "stop doing so and so" is that they will continue to be giving bad advice and therefore hurt the community. No more or less.

My citation of the ToS was to show that the ToS supports Phaedrus' opinion that people presenting false information i.e. "you need 1 kilowatt for that single GPU" needs to stop, not that people can't recommend over-provisioning for a PSU if the OP's situation calls for it. I don't believe that Phaedrus meant not to allow a path for upgrade or to only ever buy as much PSU as you currently need. I believe he was just venting regarding an increase of people making wildly inappropriate recommendations based on the person's needs that he noticed.

Yes, we were both being perfectly civil. What I don't understand though is you saying my post has nothing to do with power supplies. I replied to your post, that had nothing to do with power supplies. If any mods feel the need to remove my post then that would be fine, because the post it applied to (yours) would have also been removed so there wouldn't be any need for mine then now would there?

It's fine that you didn't like how Phaedrus choose to address the issue he felt needed addressing. I just didn't happen to see anything wrong with it, or atleast had the point of his words come across much stronger than the specific words he choose

WAR!



jk, I don't think you need to worry about starting an argument with me. Cool list formatting btw, hadn't seen that before.
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