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post #1521 of 3582
Completely irrelevant.

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Edited by Kung Pow - 9/12/11 at 12:20pm
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post #1522 of 3582
How? You said Tom's is a reliable source and you were talking about PSU's, therefore the thread I linked to denouncing Tom's is totally relevant. I'm done with this thread, but please don't tell people to ignore me like this, Phaedrus knows what he's saying and I urge you to read the thread.
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CSM is actually correct on this one.

You do not want to trust Tom's Hardware for just about anything anymore. They've shot their credibility through the floor by publishing numbers of sponsored articles which are highly biased. For Cooler Master & Intel specially.

If you want a credible source for PSU information I would go to the Guru3D reviews of GTX 580 SLi. They'll show that the power consumption, even on an Overclocked system is not greater than 719w from the wall. On a PSU that only averages 84% Efficiency. Meaning actual power consumption is just around the 650w mark.

For PSU Reviews themselves, stick to JonnyGuru, TechPowerUp (only the reviews done by Cmaris), Hardware Secrets, Kit Guru, & PC Perspective.
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Hmm I still do not believe it negates their credibility regarding PSUs.
I know a lot of members on this forum and I can only vouge for their knowledge.

Nonetheless we should always gather info from multiple sources, because a single site can almost never sufficiently supply you with all information required, regardless of PSU, CPUs or what not.

csm also mentioned not to trust G3D and TPU which incorrect.

Everybody makes mistakes, I read the thread and I do not consider it an outrage.
Tom´s has been there a long time and has grown into suvere proportions.
I do not think one flaw makes it unreliable.
Edited by Kung Pow - 9/12/11 at 12:35pm
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I erred and edited my post, I'm off to sleep but Tom's is not to be trusted in PSU's.
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LOL @ Toms... its like going to walmart for advice on a Plasma TV
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post #1527 of 3582
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Hmm I still do not believe it negates their credibility regarding PSUs.
I know a lot of members on this forum and I can only vouge for their knowledge.

Nonetheless we should always gather info from multiple sources, because a single site can almost never sufficiently supply you with all information required, regardless of PSU, CPUs or what not.

csm also mentioned not to trust G3D and TPU which incorrect.

Everybody makes mistakes, I read the thread and I do not consider it an outrage.
Tom´s has been there a long time and has grown into suvere proportions.
I do not think one flaw makes it unreliable.
Tom's is rather unreliable especially with psus.. They ve had good products fail an obviously bad psus pass. Tech used to have bad psu reviews but cmaris is doing them now so tpu is a fine source atm. G3d is a similar situation afaik.

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Edited by Eagle1337 - 9/12/11 at 12:46pm
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I think vcrazy has gotten sufficient advice on the matter.
Taking into account that people were having problems with Tom´s regarding PSUs maybe you should only use the link as secondary source of information.
I have also posted several other links to different sites from which you will be able to gather more info
You can also use the clubs OC SLI section in which all of our member´s setups are listed with the corresponding OC.

A 750W PSU is enough to power a GTX 580 SLI setup, but however if you are planning on reaching the max overclock with higher voltages on them and in combination also would like to get the most out of your CPU ( and since it is a 26K I highly presume so) I recommend to choose a 1000W PSU.

Nowadays, especially on the hardware market sufficiency is not a relevant factor anymore.
You should always try to buy your hardware in a fashion in which it will not be stressed to the limit.

Here is a video on a Single GTX 580 Power consumption (all the used hardware and OC settings are stated though)



Please drop the subject now guys and let the thread return to its topic
Edited by Kung Pow - 9/12/11 at 12:52pm
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A 1kw psu is overkill for his setup even with overclocking....
Edit: you do know that, that, wattage, isn't what the computer is using right? And that is the whole system consumption..
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Edited by Eagle1337 - 9/12/11 at 12:54pm
post #1530 of 3582
Yes, just for depictionary reasons.
And a 1000W PSU is definately recommendable for his system.

GTX 580 SLI, 26K ?

Especially when overclocking is taken into account I think 1000W is the right choice.
Of course less would be sufficient but I do not think that one should aim for sufficiency regarding hardware performance especially when considering power requirements.
Edited by Kung Pow - 9/12/11 at 12:57pm
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