Originally Posted by Shub;14614071
I highly disagree with that. I see it posted a lot and can find no logic to it in today's market. think that we reached a peak in power consumption and that we are now headed down. ~300W is realistically the highest power consumption you will see for any video card, and that is going down due to the constant shrinking of processor lithography. Due to that, due to the limitations of the PCIe connector used to power video cards, and based on simple observation, I believe power requirements will, at worst, stagnate, and more than likely will decrease.
i definately see that happening as well. We are/will start dropping in power consumption BUT every time a new GPU/CPU comes out for the 'enthusiast', it is normaly a power hog.
back in the day i used to have a 350 psu and that was more than enough for my old school nvidia card, my nic, and sound card.
i do see us hitting a threshhold but there will be times when that extra power will be needed. Personally i figure if i just buy a 1100 watt PSU with a 5 year warranty...i have 5 years to worry about whether or not i need the power or i don't.
Just an opinion and one of my ways of future-proofing the most i can.