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post #11 of 14
I guess I was a little off but:


Thats where i got my info, idk if there are any better sources, link me if ya find one.

WOW IM STUPID, THATS TOTAL SYSTEM...NVM
    
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post #12 of 14
It's ok, I figured that's what had happened. That's about what I've seen, 230-250W for the whole system depending on processor. Every review I've read says that they take the readings at the wall (AC), but no one ever mentions if they correct for efficiency since a PSU is rated by DC output and there is only ~80% efficiency when converting AC-DC in modern PSUs. So if they aren't correcting for efficiency then that number drops to ~185-200W for the whole system. Subtract ~80-100W for the CPU, HD, ram, etc... and you can see where I'm saying about 120W.
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You have definately earned a rep shinji. I decided on an ultra X3, they seem like a solid power supply. In the reviews I've read, they've had strong 12v lines with minimal fluctuation for such high wattages. Plus they're modular!
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Which X3 did you go for? The 600W only has 36A (432W) on the 12V rail which is where you need all of your power for video cards and cpus. For comparison, the Xigmatek 650 has 52A (624W).
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