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Too much overkill is not good for the PSU nor is it good for the system because the quality of the power delivery can suffer. You also get lower efficiency, and the efficiency is very important to some people.

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post #52 of 67
I personally would go with the XTR even though there isn't any real reviews yet? from what I can see it looks real good unit & good value for your money?

OP I guess its up to you biggrin.gif
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post #53 of 67
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Too much overkill is not good for the PSU nor is it good for the system because the quality of the power delivery can suffer. You also get lower efficiency, and the efficiency is very important to some people.

Agreed. I wouldn't go out and get a 1500W PSU if you are only drawing 300W. But if you can get a good sale, and you can get a 550W or 650W from a great manufacture, I'd go that route for a 300W draw.

I also factor in a good amount of overhead for myself for a general purpose computer since I often will have to have another 250-300W of power when I eventually add a second video card to help extend the life of my build. I typically build up a computer that I will only have to do a minor upgrade (ie more RAM and a second video card, and maybe adding an SSD if I built it with a hard drive) at the 18 month mark. That way I can not have to do a major update (ie mobo, cpu, ram, etc) for every 3.5 to 4 years (or more). I also stay with major names like Seasonic, Enermax, PC Power & Cooling, etc that offer 7 year warranties ... so I can get 2 major builds out of each power supply.

For me, this is my logic. For others, it may not make sense.
post #54 of 67

Some people also know that they will never have more than one video card. I've met hundreds of them on here, and I'm one of them. So, if their current new build will never pull more than 300W and they know that they'll never have more than one video card, then they should get a good 450W PSU to maximize their average efficiency and quality of power.

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so apparently the build quality on the V550S is atrocious?

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/cooler-master-v550s.190373/#post-2983368

any comment on this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Apolladan View Post

so apparently the build quality on the V550S is atrocious?

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/cooler-master-v550s.190373/#post-2983368

any comment on this?

No its not i have seen far worse then that and the unit was still fine

Try and look at the Ultra X4 now thats atrocious
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so what are solder balls anyway?

does any of that actually matter, or is it nitpicking?
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so what are solder balls anyway?

does any of that actually matter, or is it nitpicking?

Unless its really bad work all it does is look bad
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corsair are famous for coilwhine..

unless you get lucky
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