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Finally someone raises this point!

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post #192 of 286
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Originally Posted by prava;13880868 
Thats plain wrong. This is power consumption AT THE WALL with GTX480 SLI + Nehalem i7: Furmark + Superpi:

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http://www.waybeta.com/news/5895/heat-can-not-stand-user-measured-gtx480-sli-graphics-evaluation-platform-_nvidia/3/

hey prava do you have one with an i7-920 @ 4.0 ghz or higher with a single GTX 480?

I have a gtx 470 and it really pushing my corsair HX520 (somethink like 450-470 watts). I just got a gtx 480 and want to see if I need to move up to a HX620. Thank you
post #193 of 286
You can get a quality 650 for 80$. You spend 100$' s on other components so why would you not secure you investment with a clean source of consistent power.

I think a good 650 is a perfect choice for anyone using these forums. This is OCN.
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post #194 of 286
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;13880023 
Nope.

So running a folding rig at 90% of PSU power would last as long as running it less than that?
    
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post #195 of 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spct;13902012 
You can get a quality 650 for 80$. You spend 100$' s on other components so why would you not secure you investment with a clean source of consistent power.

I think a good 650 is a perfect choice for anyone using these forums. This is OCN.

That's funny, because I think the Seasonic X750 is a perfect choice for anyone using these forums. This is OCN.
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post #196 of 286
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13901917 
No it doesn't. That thing is a fire hazard just waiting to happen.
How? I didnt cross any wires. I didnt even touch the AC side of things. I know what i was doing in there, all i did was just disconnect and remove the fans, then reconnect some adapters from performance Pcs and then put the new ones in.
    
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post #197 of 286
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Originally Posted by animal0307;13901580 
Overkill is in some people's blood. I have a buddy that bought a 1200 watt Enemax psu for amd 939 system.confused.gif Granted now he is running i7 but still only got one gfx card and its quite dated.
Running overkill can be bad for efficiency. On Linus Tech Tips on Youtube, a lower wattage PSU only consumed about 140W at the wall. The same system was upgraded to a 1200W PSU. It now consumed way over 300W.

That is why people need to be informed about PSUs. PSUs are not some magical power maker that we should be afraid to understand. Equipping our minds with more knowledge about the products we buy means we can be informed consumers.

The worst thing to do is be another sheep that gets conned into buying $300 Monster HDMI cables at Best Buy. Do you want to be that guy?

This was not addressed at you. Just people in general.
post #198 of 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou;13902140 
Running overkill can be bad for efficiency. On Linus Tech Tips on Youtube, a lower wattage PSU only consumed about 140W at the wall. The same system was upgraded to a 1200W PSU. It now consumed way over 300W.

That is why people need to be informed about PSUs. PSUs are not some magical power maker that we should be afraid to understand. Equipping our minds with more knowledge about the products we buy means we can be informed consumers.

The worst thing to do is be another sheep that gets conned into buying $300 Monster HDMI cables at Best Buy. Do you want to be that guy?

I posted about that Linus episode just the other day in another thread. Good info....
post #199 of 286
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Originally Posted by HunterWolf;13902127 
How? I didnt cross any wires. I didnt even touch the AC side of things. I know what i was doing in there, all i did was just disconnect and remove the fans, then reconnect some adapters from performance Pcs and then put the new ones in.

Lol..... Logisys doesn't make good PSU's. I bet the only reason that POS hasn't popped yet is because your rig draws so little power. Want to prove us wrong? Go find a positive review of a logisys PSU.

You should really take advantage of the recommended PSU sticky.
post #200 of 286
my 550W is working wonders with my 580 but i know i got a quality PSU but that's not stopping me from ordering a new bigger one asap as i also want a new CPU and im pushing my limits with my 550W as it is
    
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