Originally Posted by tompsonn
So not only have you wasted money on an overkill PSU, you've also wasted money on a 2400W UPS that you don't need. So actually, the minute calculation "crap" is necessary when you don't want to burn a hole in your wallet and you're on a tight budget.
So now we are going to argue / debate the merits of PSU sizing?
Perhaps you are a 'single use' PSU user? e,g, fir each build you purchase a case, psu etc. When you are 'tired' of that build, you give it away.
I buy 'overkill PSU's because I use the PSU (and other components) for at least 3 builds. Each build lasts 2 to 3 years. My PSU has a 7 year warrantee, which I value. I first bought this brand of PSU in 2000, and none of them have ever failed me.
Right now, the 'debate' in the home pc world is whether future cpu's will use less power, or more power than today's. The PC may be having a reduced future as so many people are NOT buying a 'standard' PC for their home. Instead, they are buying 'tablets'. These people are NOT programmers, but 'users'. So by buying an 'overkill PSU' I am preparing for a time when PSUs might be difficult to find. I buy the top of the line of the PSU company each time I buy. I currently have 4 of those PSU's in my home. 3 are being used, and one is a spare. the oldest PSU is 9 years old and it is working just fine.
So, 'overkill' it might be, but when I am using it 7 years from now, even you can see I saved money. My cases are multi-use (At least 3 builds before I give up the case). I pay top dollar for great quality, as I expect to use each case at least 7 years before giving it away.
Best regards, AraiBob