Originally Posted by [CyGnus]
I have a Lepa G650W Gold PSU and i have no problems with my 4770K at 4.8GHz and my cards at 1300+ core 3700 mem.... Actually i have watts to spare my kill-a-watt shows 512w in that config (benching) for normal use (gaming) it stays around 400w idont know were you guys come up with +750/850w that is way overkill
750 watt PSU does NOT meet minimum requirements unless the PSU is the best quality and actually delivers 850 or more.
850 watt PSU DOES meet minimum requirements.
ur PSU is one of the of "best quality", [CyGnus]. and actually delivers 850 or more. in fact a PSU can be rated by the manufacturer @2 watts and still be sufficient; if it actually delivers enough watts.
because, a rating, listed on a box, means absolutely nothing. i can print any number i want on a box. the ink is meaningless.
and it's important that ppl learn to ignore numbers printed on boxes and advertised.
now, if they don't ignore the numbers, printed on boxes and advertised, and they did purchase based on said number(s), then suggesting an 850 watt PSU is the only alternative when it comes to suggesting wat to purchase. unfortunately, a cheap PSU rated @1300 watts is going to suk compared to a PSU of the best quality and only rated @650 watt. and it's important that ppl learn it.
in a perfect world ppl would buy products as good as we buy, [CyGnus].
i bet the biggest reason that even though the PSU is the one component more important than MOBO, CPU, RAM; ppl have to learn to buy a PSU 1st (prioritize it much higher); and that most ppl neglect to focus on; is because like a CRT monitor/ TV, u CAN'T ever open it and look inside. EVER! unless ur certified in electronics. and as a result, nobody gets to see wats on the inside very much. that's why i suggest using Jonny Guru.com reviews
to all interested in learning the truth about wat to buy compared to wat unqualified reviewers write. Jonny Guru.com reviews
looks inside the PSU for u and identifies the parts used, who actually makes the PSU, and how those parts effect the performance.