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My place was built in the 60's, and it's electrical system was redone in the mid 80's. So i think i'm ok redface.gif
Yeah some folks on OCN have some of the most incredible systems and are pulling crazy amounts of power, tsm106 for example is one of the highest i've seen around here. It's bad enough when the 7970's are @ stock reference speeds, but when you start overclocking them it's completely mental. For a 1P system it's nuts....
I dunno what things are going to be like when unlocked 2011 Xeons come out and are overclocked on an SR-X with 4x 7970's in tow. An explosion most likely lol wheee.gif

That's what using two 1.5k PSUs are for wink.gif
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Ok Seasonic where's that 3-phase PSU we've all been waiting for? laugher.gif
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Eh, it's a hairdryer. Still though, houses not updated in 40+ years might not handle it. Not to mention poor grounding.

Learning a little diy home improvement can go a long way. I picked some pointers from my job and from a few trades men. I did rewire the old mans garage and prepped an outlet for a 240v line for a welding machine.
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My place was built in the 60's, and it's electrical system was redone in the mid 80's. So i think i'm ok redface.gif
Yeah some folks on OCN have some of the most incredible systems and are pulling crazy amounts of power, tsm106 for example is one of the highest i've seen around here. It's bad enough when the 7970's are @ stock reference speeds, but when you start overclocking them it's completely mental. For a 1P system it's nuts....
I dunno what things are going to be like when unlocked 2011 Xeons come out and are overclocked on an SR-X with 4x 7970's in tow. An explosion most likely lol wheee.gif

Yup, he's the one saying he's pulling ~1.8kw. He's got some crazy awesome setup. Max I pulled with the 480s was ~1.7kw. Three of the 480s were flashed to do 900 and the only thing holding me back from pushing that and probably hitting 1.8kw at the Kill-A-Wat was the 4th card running on the stock bios. Throw in a 550-850w unit for one card and the system and run the other three on a 1500w unit. I'm looking for 7970s for my next upgrade and I'm more inclined with three as the landlord has noticed my increase in power usage biggrin.gif. Four would be pushing it tongue.gif

Karlitos (winner of MOTM) is running four 7970s off a Lepa 1.6kw drool.gif



Alright, I'm going to stop this offtopic.gif.

Back on-topic: shame and lame on you Nvidia for doing this mad.gif
post #104 of 182
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Learning a little diy home improvement can go a long way. I picked some pointers from my job and from a few trades men. I did rewire the old mans garage and prepped an outlet for a 240v line for a welding machine.
Yup, he's the one saying he's pulling ~1.8kw. He's got some crazy awesome setup. Max I pulled with the 480s was ~1.7kw. Three of the 480s were flashed to do 900 and the only thing holding me back from pushing that and probably hitting 1.8kw at the Kill-A-Wat was the 4th card running on the stock bios. Throw in a 550-850w unit for one card and the system and run the other three on a 1500w unit. I'm looking for 7970s for my next upgrade and I'm more inclined with three as the landlord has noticed my increase in power usage biggrin.gif. Four would be pushing it tongue.gif
Karlitos (winner of MOTM) is running four 7970s off a Lepa 1.6kw drool.gif
Alright, I'm going to stop this offtopic.gif.
Back on-topic: shame and lame on you Nvidia for doing this mad.gif

Karlitos system is beautiful, what a machine.
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post #105 of 182
Past 1500 watts (in america) you should probably look at running 240 to your computer. Every house has it. That way you cut the amperage in half. I would have to imagine ohmic losses begin to become significant around those ranges.
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Well it's a valid point, at least from a green perspective. x4 is x4 after all. You're saving x4 watts from each one taken off the unit.
Yea I guess so. It's not like the cards' clocks and voltages can be lowered to save power.
Edited by Bitech - 10/27/12 at 12:57am
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No wonder they're losing the price/performance race at almost every performance level.. How can nVidia claim they're not competing with AMD?

Marketshare.
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No wonder they're losing the price/performance race at almost every performance level.. How can nVidia claim they're not competing with AMD?

Marketshare.

Thanks to APUs, AMD has a higher market share than Nv.
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I had to flash the BIOS on my 680 to be able to overclock it past anything a vanilla card could do (Lightning model). This is extremely disappointing, next time I buy a GPU it will be AMD. I didn't pay premium product prices for something that has no premium features out of the box.
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i dont blame nvidia me, they make the chips and sell them at a rated spec (speed/voltage) and they have said that if the chips are ran at those specs they will cover the rma cost to the aic makers but if they choose to run them outside that spec any rma costs is on their head.

say you make an engine and you sell it with a warranty that warranty is void is i strap a nitrous kit to it and make it run 200bhp higher, why is this any different?

i love how you are all saying evga or msi are the good guys and nv is the evil overlords when its evga and msi who are taking the piss, they are selling us things which are out of spec and they dont know what that will do to them in the long run. they are crying that nvidia wont bail them out if the chips they modified break, whhy should they?

as for the evbot, not a chance you can tell me evga didnt know that evga has stopped making cards with the port, they put the port on the cards but they chose not to say anything about its absence as they knew it would effect sales so waited for the poor guy on the street to find out and "break" the story to the world. i aint saying all evga knew what was going on, but some did.

i have 1 question for anybody who has been following this, why should anybody have to honour a warranty if the product is ran out of the spec they sold it?
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