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I get it! biggrin.gif No seriously, I do. smile.gif


All I want is to run a high end cpu, gpu, and have it be quiet at the same time. biggrin.gif

A PSU like the Fractal Design Newton R3 only turns the fan on at 50% load

Or you can get a fanless PSU like the Super Flower Golden Silent or one of its rebrands

Enermax has both a 500 and 650 watts fanless PSU on the way as well
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post #42 of 59
Honestly, just grab the capstone 450. It will be perfect for your needs and have amazing efficiency.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066 non modular


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261 Modular
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post #43 of 59
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Honestly, just grab the capstone 450. It will be perfect for your needs and have amazing efficiency.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066 non modular


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261 Modular

Good call.....I am starting to see the light on the Gold rating. biggrin.gif I will keep the Rosewill Capstone 450M in mind.
Edited by bluedevil - 7/15/13 at 6:28pm
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post #44 of 59
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I know its less than 700w on the 12v rail. I get it. But just try and tell me that using a more powerfull PSU is bad.

Here's my logic, if you have a car with a V8 and go 100MPH, it will get there faster and more efficiently than a 4 cyclinder or a V6 for that matter. Same thing goes with PSUs, better to have the extra power and not need it than need it and not have it.
Really? The logic here is more probably 60MPH which is mostly half of most V6s (relative to 50% PSU load) can do and 4-bangers do it much better.
Actually unless your V8 is underpowered a car @ 100MPH with a V6 is most efficient

But do people drive 60MPH 100% of the time? No. So V8s always much more fuel hungry in the same way we're having the discussion
But anyway, it appears you got our drift wink.gif
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post #45 of 59
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Really? The logic here is more probably 60MPH which is mostly half of most V6s (relative to 50% PSU load) can do and 4-bangers do it much better.
Actually unless your V8 is underpowered a car @ 100MPH with a V6 is most efficient

But do people drive 60MPH 100% of the time? No. So V8s always much more fuel hungry in the same way we're having the discussion
But anyway, it appears you got our drift wink.gif

I also did some reading of power efficiency at specific power ranges. biggrin.gif Makes sense now, I need to run the PSU in it's "optimal power range for best efficiency". biggrin.gif
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post #46 of 59
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I also did some reading of power efficiency at specific power ranges. biggrin.gif Makes sense now, I need to run the PSU in it's "optimal power range for best efficiency". biggrin.gif

Yes and thats between 20% and 80% and its highest at 50% and lowest at below 20%
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Yes and thats between 20% and 80% and its highest at 50% and lowest at below 20%

Alright just so I understand this better, if I was to purchase say a Rosewill Capstone 450M, which is a 450w PSU with 444w on a 37A rail. But at 50% optimal best efficiency is at 222w?


Edited by bluedevil - 7/16/13 at 7:51am
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Alright just so I understand this better, if I was to purchase say a Rosewill Capstone 450M, which is a 450w PSU with 444w on a 37A rail. But at 50% optimal best efficiency is at 222w?


Its highest at 50% but at 80% its still high it only drops a little above 80% but drops like a rock below 20%
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Its highest at 50% but at 80% its still high it only drops a little above 80% but drops like a rock below 20%

So one should really stay between 50% - 80%. So does that mean I need a higher powered unit to power my system now at around 360w?
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So one should really stay between 50% - 80%. So does that mean I need a higher powered unit to power my system now at around 360w?

I have no idea how much power your hardware draws

I am by no means an expert on power draws

TwoCables could probably answer that

Just know you sould stay within 50-80% load on the PSU when your PC is maxed
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