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I've never bought components from a shop, only from Newegg and microcenter. The shop owners I refer to are mostly online friends as well as a couple I know in real life, who all say the same thing regardless of parts: get overkill with your PSU. The better the PSU the safer your computer is.

I warn the OP because going cheap on the PSU with a $1000 GPU setup is unwise. I hope my warning is heeded.

I'm not here to win an argument with random people.
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I got my 680's in right now @ +100/300 and 4.9ghz on the cpu and it is pulling 592 from the wall, I am G2G!
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post #44 of 59
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I've never bought components from a shop, only from Newegg and microcenter. The shop owners I refer to are mostly online friends as well as a couple I know in real life, who all say the same thing regardless of parts: get overkill with your PSU. The better the PSU the safer your computer is.
I warn the OP because going cheap on the PSU with a $1000 GPU setup is unwise. I hope my warning is heeded.
I'm not here to win an argument with random people.

Well thank you for sharing the retailers opinion with us. Now we have their opinion and people that actually now about PSU's and real world power usage scenarios. Up to the OP to make his decision based off that.

Once again it is better for the PSU to run it in the 70-90% load area then at 50%. People that think it is better to run it at 50% load are actually doing more to shorten the life of their PSU then people running it in the sweet spot areas where efficieny is greater.
    
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Well thank you for sharing the retailers opinion with us. Now we have their opinion and people that actually now about PSU's and real world power usage scenarios..

You are being straight up ridiculous
Edited by HexATL - 4/26/12 at 8:37pm
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I'm not here to win an argument with random people.

You sure about that? I'm glad the OP took the recommendation of the 10 or so other people here giving him sound advice, instead of the one perpetuating a sales pitch he heard from some dude and his old lady. thumb.gif
 
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post #47 of 59
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Once again it is better for the PSU to run it in the 70-90% load area then at 50%. People that think it is better to run it at 50% load are actually doing more to shorten the life of their PSU then people running it in the sweet spot areas where efficieny is greater.

This.

On another note, glad it's working for you OP. 592w from the wall, plenty to spare!
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post #48 of 59
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I've never bought components from a shop, only from Newegg and microcenter. The shop owners I refer to are mostly online friends as well as a couple I know in real life, who all say the same thing regardless of parts: get overkill with your PSU. The better the PSU the safer your computer is.
I warn the OP because going cheap on the PSU with a $1000 GPU setup is unwise. I hope my warning is heeded.
I'm not here to win an argument with random people.

Not trying to be rude but stop giving advice in regards to PSUs if you dont plan to back up your statement with cold hard facts. Fact is if you look at any of the efficiency charts for the high end PSU's you will see that when loaded between 70-90% the PSU's are the most efficient. That is where they are designed to run. Losing efficiency causes ripples, poor voltage regulation among other things which is worse in the long run for all of the components of his computer. Not just the GPUs.... To the op I the x650 is an excellent power supply and will suit your needs. You can also look to corsair, antec, xfx, silverstone, and a few other high end brands for good quality units with excellent warranty's. Phaedrus who is the OCN power supply guru has a link in his signature that goes over each brand and analyzes each one of their different product lines.
Edited by Hatfieco - 4/26/12 at 8:43pm
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Once again it is better for the PSU to run it in the 70-90% load area then at 50%. People that think it is better to run it at 50% load are actually doing more to shorten the life of their PSU then people running it in the sweet spot areas where efficieny is greater.
agree with this x2^
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Phaedrus .

Nuff said.

This is the guy you need to seek out, in regards to PSU's. I have been trying to remember that cat's name all day....
 
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