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what could you possibly have that pulls a full 1500w?

unless you run furmark and ibt all day, I don't see that being a realistic scenario
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post #22 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
He was correct. Antec does not make PSU's, meaning they are not the OEM. They simply slap their badge and customization to it.
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what could you possibly have that pulls a full 1500w?

unless you run furmark and ibt all day, I don't see that being a realistic scenario
i agree to some extent but at the same time i dont want to be like oh i cant run that program because it will blow up my computer lol
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post #24 of 31
I did electrical work for many years, and your not taking into consideration what else may be on the same circuit that you end up using! If you choose a circuit that has multiple other devices hooked up to it, the your total power draw will get to well over that circuit's limit, and trip goes the breaker!

Apartments tend to bunch the limit on each circuit that it has available. You may only have 4 to 8 separate circuits in your whole apartment.
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post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
i agree to some extent but at the same time i dont want to be like oh i cant run that program because it will blow up my computer lol
Also if you're going to be folding keep in mind that it's akin to running a benchmark app 24/7. I understand that you only want to use 50% of available processing power, but folding is addictive once you catch the bug. Don't be surprised if you scale it down only when you're using the machine and let it rip 100% when you're not.
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post #26 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
what could you possibly have that pulls a full 1500w?

unless you run furmark and ibt all day, I don't see that being a realistic scenario
Because he was talking about folding on one cpu, and, gaming, or other stuff on the 2nd.

If you add in the power draw of a high end GPU, or 2 in SLI, well there you go.

Edit:
Besides, I already know because my last rig was a 980x with a RIIIF, 6Gb ram, and 3x GTX480's in tri SLI
When I'd be doing benching, my 15 amp circuit would trip all the time, until I ran a new dedicated 20 amp circuit, just for my PC.
Edited by Inteller - 8/5/11 at 11:53pm
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I did electrical work for many years, and your not taking into consideration what else may be on the same circuit that you end up using! If you choose a circuit that has multiple other devices hooked up to it, the your total power draw will get to well over that circuit's limit, and trip goes the breaker!

Apartments tend to bunch the limit on each circuit that it has available. You may only have 4 to 8 separate circuits in your whole apartment.
Well i guess i should be a bit more specific its actually a townhouse so imagine ill have my own circuit in that case.

but assuming i have nothing else on the circuit and its just the computer, i should be just under the max then right?

im just basing off of my current numbers, absolute worse case with my current rig is 1000w at the wall or about 850w on the power supply, so add another ~500w in gpus, thats 1350w and 150w cpu and thats 1500w

but that 1000w number was running my gpus with powercap at +20% and 1.265v 1020mhz core
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Well i guess i should be a bit more specific its actually a townhouse so imagine ill have my own circuit in that case.
Ya, I mean, nobody can actual say for certain yes or no, till you try it. But just by what you said I can already tell that you have very limited knowledge about electrical work. & please take no offense to that!

I'm just saying there's a possibility you could have a problem with tripping breakers! Thats all!
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Ya, I mean, nobody can actual say for certain yes or no, till you try it. But just by what you said I can already tell that you have very limited knowledge about electrical work. & please take no offense to that!

I'm just saying there's a possibility you could have a problem with tripping breakers! Thats all!
maybe ill just stick with 3 gpus then lol

and yes i have very limited knowledge about electrical work, i have a degree in computer science not electrical engineering

one other thing i forgot to factor in is my monitors which account for about 200w so there is no way a single 15a breaker could take my monitors and tower so im left with either running 3 gpus or dont run furmark or occt lol
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Antec didn't make that power supply... Seasonic made that power supply and Antec put their name on it. Thus Antec "rebranded" the power supply. It wouldn't make sense if EVGA rebranded from a company that rebrands power supplies.
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