Originally Posted by Original Sin
No, no and no.
No 400W addition (why would he do that?), no senseless multiplication (why 0.8 when your PSU is clearly 0.88-0.9 @ 230V) and no 2 PSU setup (that's never Ideal
Good evening to you too.
Instead of talking me down. Why don't you point out what's wrong with my reply so that you can help him out instead of trying to make me look silly.
To answer your questions though, as it WILL help him understand my thinking...
Why did I add another 400w to my figures?
Because overclocked my GPU draws about 400w and I only have three. He wants FOUR.
Why 0.8? I made it clear that figure would give him the power draw on an 80% efficient PSU. If he buys a 90% efficient PSU he will have valuable headroom. You never know, he may want to run 15 USB 3 devices on this rig? They all take additional power that I haven't taken into account with my reading.
Why are 2 PSU'S not going to be ok? Which one PSU is going to do the job for him? If there are ANY his choices will be VERY limited. Or he can have a pick of a LOT of 1kw exceptional units and buy 2 of them. Why is that such a bad idea?
I look forward to seeing why my reply was so wrong, always willing to learn. Edited by Stu-Crossfire - 3/4/13 at 4:02pm