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Not everyone has the resources to start over. Especially when some choices do not resell well.

Basically everybody makes their best choice, then tries to tailor it to their needs as best they can.

On a personal note I hate bills, so I left AMD for Intel after Sandy Bridge convinced me it did more with less.

I still see uses for FX builds, just not where energy costs or energy use are an issue.

Which does not mean I do not know people happy with their FX.
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It's an idiom. Don't take it so literally nor offensively.
My EVO VIII is a poor man's Porsche thumb.gif
rather have your EVO than a porsche.... althought I bet my 240 would give it a run for its money wink.gif
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I think something went completly wrong here biggrin.gif
My PC only uses around 80 watts in normal idle. How do you do that?

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Probably his cooling

Yep, It's my phase unit in my case, ~250w and up to ~300w during heavy loads, then what ever the PC itself consumes smile.gif
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rather have your EVO than a porsche.... althought I bet my 240 would give it a run for its money wink.gif

I love the 240. A good buddy of mine has a mean S14 but where I live it wouldn't survive the winter thumb.gif
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My EVO VIII is a poor man's Porsche thumb.gif

No its not wink.gif
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You are all talking about power bills but not factoring in psu. PSU efficiency also saves a lot of money. Mine has a typical 92%. Keep in mind 8150 only uses as much power as a Phenom II x6 1100t. Its when OC'd it chews power.
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You are all talking about power bills but not factoring in psu. PSU efficiency also saves a lot of money. Mine has a typical 92%. Keep in mind 8150 only uses as much power as a Phenom II x6 1100t. Its when OC'd it chews power.

8150 uses more power then thuban

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You are all talking about power bills but not factoring in psu. PSU efficiency also saves a lot of money. Mine has a typical 92%. Keep in mind 8150 only uses as much power as a Phenom II x6 1100t. Its when OC'd it chews power.

8150 uses more power then thuban


8W CALL THE BANK, I'M GONNA SPEND HUNDREDS MORE! No not really. less than 10w more isn't even enough to consider. And this is the exact chart I used for my post too.
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8W CALL THE BANK, I'M GONNA SPEND HUNDREDS MORE! No not really. less than 10w more isn't even enough to consider. And this is the exact chart I used for my post too.

8W is allot actually. Calculate that to every hour spent gaming or surfing or whatever and it all adds up. Every dollar counts nowadays, or at least it does to those of us that don't have mommy and daddy paying our bills.
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8150 uses more power then thuban
In constant load. Per workload (Job, rendering 1 image) Bulldozer uses less power because it finishes faster. Folding Bulldozer would consume more power, but net more PPD.

Idle it's no contest, Bulldozer destroys Thuban at idle power consumption.
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8W is allot actually. Calculate that to every hour spent gaming or surfing or whatever and it all adds up. Every dollar counts nowadays, or at least it does to those of us that don't have mommy and daddy paying our bills.

I pay my own bills and 8W is nothing. 100W is still barely noticeable when weaved into usage trends and whether I had a light bulb on more than I usually do.
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