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why do people always insist on running PSUs at or close to 100%?

Because typically the other 80% of the time that PC is just idling.

Not to mention decent psu's are designed to give their wattage 24/7 if wanted/needed. That's why you buy a reputable brand.
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post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post

why do people always insist on running PSUs at or close to 100%?

That isn't at or close to 100% unless he really pushes his system (Edit: overclocking) and runs intensive applications.
Besides, why not? It's what you pay for when you buy a decent PSU.

Run LinX and furmark at the same time and your 1200W PSU might struggle with tri-SLI 480s. It's irrelevant if you'll never be doing it. (I tripped the OCP on my HX1000 when I did it. biggrin.gif)
That's the only case in which the OP's PSU should cause a problem if he isn't overclocking his 480 which he has said he won't be doing.
Edited by Mike-IRL - 3/15/12 at 4:44am
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The PSU you have for now will be fine...

I folded on a pair of GTX470s (1550MHz shader) on and off for a month or so and it didnt mind at all...

I wouldent do that on a regular basis, but I would do it again and not worry too much...

BTW it is a Corsair GS600w.
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