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PC makers routinely violate the standards on current. They draw same voltage, more current, power = voltage x current = more power on more current.

The mechanical keyboard I type now from (quickfire tk) blatantly violates USB standards (for non-charging stations). Nobody cares, apparently.

Most people on PCs just have beasts of PSUs and ignore it. The only problem may be when you need such a device on a mobile device...
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post #102 of 148
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Originally Posted by DiaSin View Post

In this market it is not about the cost of running the unit so much as the sound and heat, as the Corsair rep said farther back. This unit is so efficient that under a normal load this unit would not even spin up its fan.

Edit: Refer to page 7.

ahh, i guess that's what i get for skimming the thread.

Do any users actually have issues with their fan noise? I can't think of a situation where a high-quality, gold rated PSUs fan would be more audible than your rad fans or gpu fans, unless you are trying to scrape close to max capacity of the unit (thus 80-100% fan speed) :/

I absolutely can't stand my Seasonic X-1250W fan. I actually voided the warranty and slapped in a 1150 rpm gentle typhoon fan inside to quiet it down. While gaming, the PSU fan is the loudest fan in the system as my other gentle typhoon radiator fans are all around the 1000 rpm.

The only reason why I watercool is to make a silent system where you couldn't even tell it were on if it weren't for the lights.
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My Lepa 1600w fan is basically silent. :shrug:
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I think i might end up getting two of this babies for my build. 3KW of power, im not sure the household electricity lines in the living room will support that much load. I suppose i will need to inser one in a socket and the other in other socket.

I sure hope ADD2PSU will link them without problems.

The only problem now is that here in germany, at the time of writing this post, thats 9th of april 2014, it costs 500 euros a piece. It should be way cheaper than that 450 USD translates to 326 EUR. I guess ill have to wait.
No problem. Ive been waiting for two years since i started building my PC. Finally the VIdeocard that i wanted 2 years ago launched today, the fabled 8990, now called R9 295x2.
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I think i might end up getting two of this babies for my build. 3KW of power, im not sure the household electricity lines in the living room will support that much load. I suppose i will need to inser one in a socket and the other in other socket.

I sure hope ADD2PSU will link them without problems.

The only problem now is that here in germany, at the time of writing this post, thats 9th of april 2014, it costs 500 euros a piece. It should be way cheaper than that 450 USD translates to 326 EUR. I guess ill have to wait.
No problem. Ive been waiting for two years since i started building my PC. Finally the VIdeocard that i wanted 2 years ago launched today, the fabled 8990, now called R9 295x2.

To put that into perspective. 3 KW of power is around 4HP. Why the heck would you want 4HP of computer power. rolleyes.gif
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To put that into perspective. 3 KW of power is around 4HP. Why the heck would you want 4HP of computer power. rolleyes.gif

I can't even think of any way to cram enough stuff into a case to come close to using that much power.
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post #107 of 148
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To put that into perspective. 3 KW of power is around 4HP. Why the heck would you want 4HP of computer power. rolleyes.gif

I can't even think of any way to cram enough stuff into a case to come close to using that much power.

4x R9 295x2s for compute or something? And of course 300W+ from enough OC on a i7-3960x and so on.
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I can't even think of any way to cram enough stuff into a case to come close to using that much power.

4x290x
Overclocked 4930k
Full watercooling
4 HDD's
4 SSD's
Come out to roughly 1500watts
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4x290x
Overclocked 4930k
Full watercooling
4 HDD's
4 SSD's
Come out to roughly 1500watts

My point exactly. Thats HALF of what he wants in his system for a PSU. Even that totally ridiculous setup doesn't come anywhere near 3kw.
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The benefit is the ultra high end parts, when you get to something like 90% efficiency at 1000W + in order to get few percent more, you need to use quite a bit better parts.....hence the increased reliability, build quality ect.
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