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Ultimate Overclocked PC only needs 500W power supply

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Just goes to show that you dont always need a Huge PSU :

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UNTIL AMD'S QuadFather is out in numbers (and, for many apps, even after that), Intel Kentsfield or officially, Core 2 Extreme QX6700, rules the roost in the PC desktop space. Combine it with the performance driven Nvidia Nforce 680i based mainboard and dual 8800GTX cards running in SLI, say 2GB of Corsair, OCZ or Geil low-latency high bandwidth memory at DDR2 1066 levels, add the usual hard disks, DVD and, well, cool the CPU with some watery stuff so that it doesn't get really hot when fragging enemy soldiers or compressing those HD DVDs and you have the ultimate Xmas 2006 PC present.
As everyone says, we should fit in at least a 700W, preferably 800W, power supply with a zillion cables, SLI, SATA connectors, heat pipes and so on, to drive this, or else, don't bother even turning it on. Well, it happened that I didn't have any of these PS monsters handy, and frankly I was tempted to prove otherwise. I mean, it can't be that a PC needs more power than an air conditioner or two fridges combined! Something's just going wrong, despite the voltages dropping, semiconducter processes shrinking and more efficient designs - a kilowatt desktop PC simply sounds too scary. Got to prove 'em wrong...
The rest is here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36066
post #2 of 8
woah..cool..

but, it is the inquirer..
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Interesting... TheInq anyone?
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Oh my days. Just because its the Inquire it doest require someone to say '' OMG its the Inquirer'' all the time. lol
post #5 of 8
interesting of course. but i wouldn't trust both the readings and could easily attribute his poor overclocking to his psu's lack of power.


to trully know, you'd need a power meter, a suitable system and a capable power supply. reading from the socket, it would be the only way of knowing for sure what your drawing.
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post #6 of 8
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Indeed im force to agree with that.!
post #7 of 8
I can speak from experience I'll never buy anything under 550w, my 450w was just not enough to power my system for long. Just before it died I would constantly hit full load on CPU/video card and the thing would start making noises (even after going to stock voltage, disconnecting hard drive and 2 cd/dvd drives). It finally gave up about two weeks after the noise started.
post #8 of 8
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I generally only get 550Watt upwards...However doesnt matter to much now as i have a Dedicated GPU PSU now so that does help alot.
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