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Antec Edge? lol Wow. Another new one!

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That's a beautiful one! I want one. lol

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post #13 of 27
I think its rather ugly but to each their own
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post #14 of 27
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I think its rather ugly but to each their own

 

Maybe I like it because it's different. Perhaps I'll feel different about it after I see it a few times. lol

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post #15 of 27
£85.94 Supernova G2 750W
http://www.dabs.com/products/evga-750w-supernova-gold-psu-9BJM.html

Same thing at scan for £87.30 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-evga-supernova-g2-full-modular-80-plus-gold-135mm-silent-fan-eps-12v-sli-xfire-atx

In the UK it's as cheap as the Seasonic G series & 650W Superflower leadex gold, which is ridiculous.

What you get:
10 yr warranty from EVGA
Full modular
OEM Superflower , model Leadex Gold

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In the USA and elsewhere Seasonic G series is going to be 30%-40% (~$70-80 on sale) cheaper than the EVGA Supernova G2 750W (~$120)

Similarly the Cooler Master V700 is running close to £100 (Seasonic X series KM3), as is the Corsair HX650 (Seasonic G series).
Edited by AlphaC - 3/25/14 at 12:17pm
post #16 of 27
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Ordered an XFX TS 650W for £65 including delivery.

I can deal with the cables, I guess. The price seemed great. I appreciate I will not need more than 550W, but the 550W was a couple of pounds cheaper only so it seemed silly not to get the 650W, and I hope that won't impact me too much (as I understand it, as long as you don't grossly over-spec, having a higher-wattage PSU than you need is OK)
Edited by SkyandSun - 3/25/14 at 12:24pm
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Ordered an XFX TS 650W for £65 including delivery.

I can deal with the cables, I guess. The price seemed great. I appreciate I will not need more than 550W, but the 550W was a couple of pounds cheaper only so it seemed silly not to get the 650W, and I hope that won't impact me too much (as I understand it, as long as you don't grossly over-spec, having a higher-wattage PSU than you need is OK)

 

I think that might be the correct understanding. I remember seeing a video where it was demonstrated that using like a 1000W PSU or something for like a 200-300W power draw was a lot 'worse' than using like a 400-600W PSU.

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post #18 of 27
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I think that might be the correct understanding. I remember seeing a video where it was demonstrated that using like a 1000W PSU or something for like a 200-300W power draw was a lot 'worse' than using like a 400-600W PSU.

I wonder if Shilka, who seems to know these things, or someone else, can chime in & confirm this? I won't be using 650W but I won't be horrendously over-specced either and it gives me some headroom for the future. I can't see it affecting electricity bills too much - PSU will still be energy efficient... more or less? So seems like a good choice... I hope...
Edited by SkyandSun - 3/25/14 at 12:33pm
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

I think that might be the correct understanding. I remember seeing a video where it was demonstrated that using like a 1000W PSU or something for like a 200-300W power draw was a lot 'worse' than using like a 400-600W PSU.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/HCP-1300/6.html
Efficiency at Low Loads - Antec HCP-1300
80W --> 81.53%
90-110W --> 84.39%

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/SuperFlower/SF-1300F14MG/6.html
Efficiency at Low Loads - Super Flower SF-1300F14MG
80-90W --> 86.93%
100-110W --> 91.36%

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/beQuiet/PowerZone_1000W/6.html
Efficiency at Low Loads - Be Quiet! Power Zone 1000
80-95W --> 84.42%
100-116W --> 85.52%

A lot worse as in a few percent (Gold/Platinum to below Bronze level)

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edit:

For Seasonic S12G 650W:
Quote:
As expected, the efficiency drops sharply when the load is below 20% (130W in this case), dropping down to 76% with a 32W load, but it goes up to 84% when the load is increased to 65W.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7761/seasonic-s12g-650w-power-supply-review/3

XFX TS series is a rebranded Seasonic S12G
Edited by AlphaC - 3/25/14 at 12:44pm
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by SkyandSun View Post


I wonder if Shilka, who seems to know these things, or someone else, can chime in & confirm this? I won't be using 650W but I won't be horrendously over-specced either and it gives me some headroom for the future. I can't see it affecting electricity bills too much - PSU will still be energy efficient... more or less? So seems like a good choice... I hope...

 

Nah, I think you'll be fine. Plus, now you have the peace of mind that you could have two mid-range or high-end cards if you ever wanted.

 

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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/HCP-1300/6.html
Efficiency at Low Loads - Antec HCP-1300
80W --> 81.53%
90-110W --> 84.39%

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/SuperFlower/SF-1300F14MG/6.html
Efficiency at Low Loads - Super Flower SF-1300F14MG
80-90W --> 86.93%
100-110W --> 91.36%

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/beQuiet/PowerZone_1000W/6.html
Efficiency at Low Loads - Be Quiet! Power Zone 1000
80-95W --> 84.42%
100-116W --> 85.52%

A lot worse as in a few percent (Gold/Platinum to below Bronze level)

 

But we're not talking about those specific PSUs at those loads. Some PSUs do well with very low loads and some don't at all.

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