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my thought is what do you reckon is a safe wattage gap between total system load eg: 420w and a PSU that is rated @ 600W for example but can only maintain 500w continuously???? so only having 80w gap left so the psu is maxing always @ 80%+ under load?

what are your thoughts? I personally think people under estimate there "true psu watts rating" and will buy a "500W" which is just barely manages that! tongue.gif

just my 2cents!
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I'm not sure what you mean here...
If you get a good quality PSU in the first place, it will output continuously its rated wattage, and often can go beyond (not that I would recommend that).
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my thought is what do you reckon is a safe wattage gap between total system load eg: 420w and a PSU that is rated @ 600W for example but can only maintain 500w continuously???? so only having 80w gap left so the psu is maxing always @ 80%+ under load?
what are your thoughts? I personally think people under estimate there "true psu watts rating" and will buy a "500W" which is just barely manages that! tongue.gif
just my 2cents!
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obviously if you buy a junk PSU that doesnt output what it claims youll be running it close to max. good PSU's dont have that issue.

the bigger issue is alot of people way overrate what a system ACTUALLY uses and buy way overrated PSUs.
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All I'm really saying is a lot of people get it wrong (majority of overclocker.net need not apply here) and just buy the minimum to do the job at hand, so they are always maxing there PSU, I work in the pc build industry and the sales guys at the front desk cant get across to the general public that the Chinese case/550W psu combo will not do the job for a decent system! (its more a money issue I believe than anything!)
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All I'm really saying is a lot of people get it wrong (majority of overclocker.net need not apply here) and just buy the minimum to do the job at hand, so they are always maxing there PSU, I work in the pc build industry and the sales guys at the front desk cant get across to the general public that the Chinese case/550W psu combo will not do the job for a decent system! (its more a money issue I believe than anything!)

That's not news to us though. And, realistically, if you calculated the absolute worst case load then a quality PSU that is rated at exactly that will do fine since you will never hit that load. Before this rig I actually had something that would, under full stress, as in excessive load, top out at 1200 DC watts, I could run that all day at full on my PSU with no issue.
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obviously if you buy a junk PSU that doesnt output what it claims youll be running it close to max. good PSU's dont have that issue.
the bigger issue is alot of people way overrate what a system ACTUALLY uses and buy way overrated PSUs.

Guilty rolleyes.gif
post #8 of 13
I'm a member of the "PSU Overkill Club". I *NEVER* skimp on my PSU. It is the very heart of your system. Without it, your fancy CPU, video card(s), memory, and everything else is worthless.

That's why I prefer Seasonic and Enermax.
post #9 of 13
Speaking of which, this should help solidify what crap PSUs are actually capable of:

Oh look! A 1050w PSU...NOT!

1050w my posterior blushsmiley.gif
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I didn't skimp on mine, I paid a full 200 NZD (which is like 150 USD I think)

This beauty has been fulfilling my needs ever since I got it, I love this PSU wubsmiley.gif

EDIT: I just read that review of the Diablotek 1050W, what a pitiful piece of junk!
Edited by snipekill2445 - 9/23/12 at 5:21am
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