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post #31 of 66
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Originally Posted by Ryude View Post

I think people focus too much on the power efficiency of Gold/Platinum, instead of realizing what it really indicates: It's thermal efficiency, load stability, and accuracy of delivered voltage.

Er no.

80Plus rating system is only about the efficiency. That's all a PSU manufacturer needs to prove to get certified.

Here's the verification document for your PSU http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu_reports/SILVERSTONE%20TECHNOLOGY_SST-ST55F-G_ECOS%203190_550W_Report.pdf
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Quote:
Originally Posted by H3avyM3tal View Post

What does it mean typical use of a pc gamer is 8 hours a day? I didn't think anyone really bothers shutting down the their pc anymore. I know I never shut mine down... Could save some $$$ though...

After getting a SSD I don't really bother leaving my PC on when I leave my house anymore, the boot time(25 seconds, would be shorter if my mobo don't take 15 second to finish POST) is short enough to justify it.
Edited by sherlock - 10/31/13 at 5:09am
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post #33 of 66
Nice to know the hype is just that, hype. The 80+ rating should never be used as a main reason to get a PSU. I got my Seasonic Platinum PSU because i needed something good and beefy for $200 or under, and it fit the bill perfecly when i bought it. I'm also very satisfied with my HTPC's TX750v2, it is one hell of a PSU even if it is 80+ Bronze and it fits my needs.
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I think after gold efficiency it should be "Diamond"
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post #35 of 66
Europe already has a 80+ Titanium standard now.
post #36 of 66
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

After getting a SSD I don't really bother leaving my PC on when I leave my house anymore, the boot time(25 seconds, would be shorter if my mobo don't take 15 second to finish POST) is short enough to justify it.

I believe my boot time on SSD is sub 10 seconds......

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EDIT:

Nope, I lied, not nearly as fast as it felt. Actually timing it, I am about 14 seconds just for POST, then another ~6 seconds to desktop.
Edited by PostalTwinkie - 10/31/13 at 9:02am
    
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post #37 of 66
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You don't want to overkill by too large of a margin either. all 80Plus PSU are most efficient at 50% max rated wattage, as you get closer to 80% or more / 20% or less you lose efficiency. If you are looking for the most efficient system PSU wise you should find your typical(the weighted average power consumption based on your usage sceanrio) power consumption (say 300W), and get a Platinum PSU with 2X that power rating(600W).

Nobody told you? The cake is a lie !
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post #38 of 66
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Originally Posted by Clocknut View Post

people shouldnt even use high end chip, if they are soo concern about power usage.


Oh man someone who gets it.

I don't get why people care so much about power consumption. If it's really that huge of a deal to some people, you should be buying a PS4, Xbone, or WIi U as the entire system draws less than an IB/Haswell CPU and you should be using a low power mobile device with an Intel Atom or Kabini/Temash APU.

The only purpose power consumption serves in HEDT computing is justifying price premiums over cheaper hardware that performs around the same.
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This is the reason i went with a Platinum PSU in my BOINC rig and just stuck with "gold" in my main. When it's running, my BOINC rig is going 24/7.
 
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Although the saving seem sizable when it is 24/7 for a year, under normal consumer usage model it will probably take the the whole warranty length of the Platinum PSU to pay back the price difference.

Yeah but the main difference between those computers and ours is that ours actually pulls 900w to 1000w under gaming loads. rolleyes.gif
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