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That's the first time I've heard of this. How does this effect the life of the PSU or the components it powers? Do you have any solid evidence of your claim, I'd be very interested in reading about it.
Quite the solipsist we have here.

 

This is the best way I can answer:

 

On PSU Efficiency

 

PSU "50% Load" Myth

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Heya OP, feel free to copy my rig, I built mine for almost the same purpose as yours. Use the case you want, just make sure it can handle at least 2 120.3 rads.

I run the SPECapc benchmarks for lightwave and my rig kills 'em.
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The plan to get an professional card is an solid one although these are relatively pricy ofc. For school stuff, I think, 7970 with heathy OC should yield you similar professional performance while having better performance in games. Then again 680 for games is pretty solid option as well.

7970 exist in 6 GB and 3 GB models and can drive 4 (most models) to 6 displays (Asus DCUII and MSI Lighting 3 GB ones)
680 exist in 2 GB and 4 GB models and can drive up to 4 screens (max 3 in surround + auxiliary)
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post #84 of 97
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This is the best way I can answer:

On PSU Efficiency

PSU "50% Load" Myth

Thanks, very good read.

However regarding low load efficiency I think that depends on PSU. Some PSUs have better low load efficiency than others. Like my X-750 Seasonic, it has over 86% efficiency on low load (<10%), the X-650 GOLD has 88.8% low load efficiency.

The article basically reflects the reality and fantasy many users encounter when choosing parts. Oftentimes people tend to indulge in a fantasy, owning things a litter newer a litter sooner than realistically necessary and when it comes time for a new build or upgrade many just talk the talk but never walk the walk.

Almost always you hear people saying, "I plan on going SLI or CrossFire down the road" but 95% of the time they never do, because if they did they would have gotten it from the start and down the road will be newer, faster and more efficient GPUs so the whole statement of "I plan on going xxxx" is just a farce.
 
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What I am going to do with my Corsair HX1050 is (on a test station) run two completely seperate water cooled 17-930 rigs with 2 cards on each (total of 4) for folding.This may even push the 1050 out of specs.I am simply taking my sweet time (and since it is summer I could not run it long) getting it going.
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What I am going to do with my Corsair HX1050 is (on a test station) run two completely seperate water cooled 17-930 rigs with 2 cards on each (total of 4) for folding.This may even push the 1050 out of specs.I am simply taking my sweet time (and since it is summer I could not run it long) getting it going.

You are the 0.000001% of people in the world that uses a PSU for that purpose, not saying there aren't others but you are the very few that are a exception.
 
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post #87 of 97
Cooler Master has a great power supply calculation tool that will help you decide what wattage you need for a build,this takes all the guess work out of it. Listen this is simple guys,would you rather put in a pws that is overkill or keep changing it out when you need more power. Get the biggest power supply you can afford if its overkill so be it.


http://www.coolermaster.outervision.com/
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Cooler Master has a great power supply calculation tool that will help you decide what wattage you need for a build,this takes all the guess work out of it. Listen this is simple guys,would you rather put in a pws that is overkill or keep changing it out when you need more power. Get the biggest power supply you can afford if its overkill so be it.
http://www.coolermaster.outervision.com/

Why would you need to keep changing if power supplies are getting more and more efficient? Also the only power supply calculator that I've ever seen to be accurate is the one made by the retired power supply editor. link
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You are the 0.000001% of people in the world that uses a PSU for that purpose, not saying there aren't others but you are the very few that are a exception.

I have all the parts already (except the 24-pin splitter and the 8-pin slitter) other than that it is simply cut,drill.fit,attach.I modded a CyberDruid test station to take 2xCaseLabs HPTX motherboard trays and I got CyberDruid to make me 3 nice custom resivoirs (no hot water mixing allowed).I just need to get motivated and get it assembled.With the trays being HPTX size I could go with one SR-2 and one big AMD multi cpu board,this would be neat working them against eachother.
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Update:
alot of things changed in my mind since I started the thread and I finally ordered most of the patrs

  • case: TH10 received and it looks awesome thumb.gif
  • cpu: 3930K shipped
  • mobo: asus R4E shipped
  • gpu: i'll be waiting for the new ati firepro W5000 to be available. meanwhile i ordered GTX680 4GB and its shipped
  • PSU: I ordered the seasonic platinum 1000 but i returned it and i wend waaaaay overkill with the new corsair ax1200i (and before you start talking about that i have a reason which i'll state in my build log thread)
  • ram: the mushkin in out of stock mad.gif so i ordered 2X samsung 8gb(2x4gb) kits as a temporary solution (who knows i might like it)
  • Ssd: crucial m4 265gb shipped
  • watercooling parts all ordered and shipped thumb.gif

thanks everyone for the awesome feedback and wait for the build log which is coming as soon as i have most of my parts hopefully by next week. but until then i'll be like a kid waiting for Santa
    
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