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Poll Results: Will you ever splurge and go all out on a Case labs?

 
  • 61% (103)
    Yes!
  • 15% (26)
    No :(
  • 15% (26)
    Heck yes! I have mulitple CL
  • 1% (3)
    Whats this caselabs thing?
  • 5% (9)
    Are you talking to me?
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post #31 of 892
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Originally Posted by SteezyTN View Post

Okay, I lied again. I saw that TigerDirect had a $10 off discount for anything over $100, so I picked up the EVGA 1300 G2. There's also a $40 MIR, so I really got it for $159.99. I sure hope this will be the right decision over my AX860. I just also hope that it fits alongside my RX360.


I have three power supplies from EVGA and they are amazing. You should have no issues with it. I have two 850 G2s and a 1000 P2 all running great, and quiet as well.
post #32 of 892
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Originally Posted by USMC Modder View Post

I have three power supplies from EVGA and they are amazing. You should have no issues with it. I have two 850 G2s and a 1000 P2 all running great, and quiet as well.
Found out that newegg had it for $15 cheaper so I called TD to see if they could price match it. They said they couldn't because it offered a MIR. They eventually gave me a $10 gift card. I also had the $10 discount, so it dropped me to $149.99 after MIR and the GC

I'm not that "techy" about PSU's and their efficiency, so I hope I'm making the right choice. My current AX860 always restarts, but it's also Platinum rating over the 1300 gold rating. I hope it doesn't raise power bill. Can anyone verify on that?
Edited by SteezyTN - 7/2/15 at 9:07am
    
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post #33 of 892
You'll be fine on the power bill. I run 2-5 computers at any given time, 12 cell phones in my house, 4 AC units, etc etc... I really didn't notice anything going from 850w PSU to 1300w.
post #34 of 892
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Originally Posted by deadwidesmile View Post

You'll be fine on the power bill. I run 2-5 computers at any given time, 12 cell phones in my house, 4 AC units, etc etc... I really didn't notice anything going from 850w PSU to 1300w.
I sure hope so. But honestly, it doesn't really matter because I'm a college student and with work, I'll barely be playing games. But for $149.99, that's such a good deal, I couldn't pass it up. Now I just need to get rid of my AX860.
    
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post #35 of 892
Yeah if you do the actual math on power consumption, you're talking a few dollars a year in most cases... unless you start running phase or folding.

Look forward to the build smile.gif Can't wait to see your case.. color scheme is awesome. I just grabbed one off ebay.. I'm too impatient. They're seriously worth every single penny.
    
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post #36 of 892
Going from a 860w psu to a 1300w psu won't raise you electric bill at all. The only way the bill will go up is if the hardware hooked up to the psu starts pulling more power from the wall. You are just giving the system more power in reserve to be able to pull if the system needs it. It may actually run a little less on your bill since you won't be running the new psu at it's max and it will run more efficient that the other one.

I have a 1500 UPS that shows me the amount of power I'm drawing from the wall and that's pretty nice because you can see the difference when you overclock your cpu higher, or run your gpu's higher, or the difference from playing a game, running benchmark, folding, encoding, or whatnot. Those are nice and handy at the same time. Also gives your psu a cleaner power delivery than just plugging it into the wall.

I hook up my PC, Monitor, Modem, and Router all to the battery side of the UPS. That lets me still run my system for about 20-30min depending on what I'm doing on the pc if the power goes out. Nice thing about having the modem and router on that is so your internet connection stays up and running and you don't have to reset anything.
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post #37 of 892
Yes Yes anothe Rid on Caselabs Awesome thumb.gif

SUBBED!!
post #38 of 892
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Yes Yes anothe Rid on Caselabs Awesome thumb.gif

SUBBED!!
You bet! And the wait continues. It's only been 12 day frown.gif probably 2 more months to go lol
    
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post #39 of 892
Yeah, that's the worst part of getting a CasLabs is having to wait, but it's worth it in the end. You'll be happy you did. You also seemed to make a nice choice with what you ordered. I think you will love that case and it will be a great setup for doing one sick build that's for sure thumb.gif
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post #40 of 892
Why are you purchasing Titan X's over the Gtx 980 Ti's? Especially when you mentioned you're not rich?
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