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Is your Kill A Watt measuring Volt Amperes (VA) or Watts? It looks to me like it is showing a VA rating. Your VA rating will be very different from the wattage.
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My wife may revamp my nuts straight through my rear end if I even think about it me thinks LOL
Too Funny!!!

You know you will... Sandy Bridge EX, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, runing QPIx2, on a 2011 Socket R, total of 32 Threads... Folding on that would be insane. that would just be insane. Quad Channel Memory. Yummmm.

I think I am going to start build a scratch case for that.... in my dreams.
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When will you start the build?
    
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When will you start the build?

I'll probably start unboxing and laying things out tonight. I may be able to get the case fabricated by tomorrow night if my luck holds out and by tues/wed. next week all the parts should be here and ready for final bolt down. I imagine a lot of test firing between now and then.
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Is your Kill A Watt measuring Volt Amperes (VA) or Watts? It looks to me like it is showing a VA rating. Your VA rating will be very different from the wattage.
Didn't notice that.

1700 VA is like 1200w.
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Project stupid waste of money.
I feel dumber just reading this post.

It's faster to put all your cash in a cardboard box, dump lighter fluid on it and flick a match. (though not by much)
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post #137 of 515
I like overkill pc's
Especially trying to get the owner to fold
    
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Who is willing to guess the rest of the contents of the build and/or boxes???


er.. a new camera?
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Didn't notice that.

1700 VA is like 1200w.

VA is the peak draw where the Watt rating is continuous pull. Think of when the compressors kicks on in your air conditioner the VA peak draw is what causes breakers to pop , the continuous draw while running is the rated wattage for the unit.

I am sizing PSU's to not have it running > 80% rated psu load under a full duty cycle (folding, rendering, gaming), and not to be operating constantly into the peak capacity of the unit. While benching , at the socket I pulled 1500 - 1730 Watts with a VA max of 1760VA.

We could talk about phase difference between current and voltage for days and the unlikelihood they would ever intersect , but the bottom line is with an observed VA (peak draw) that matches the rated RMS load of this one unit it hardly seems a very good idea to risk it.

For the amount of money spent on this equipment a single point of failure from an overstressed PSU seems foolish to me, more so then the extra $300 for a clean supply of electricity from two load balanced units operating in their most efficient bracket let alone living in the peak red zone.
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er.. a new camera?

Just a quick snapshot from the phone as I ran out the door this morning in a not so bright room lol
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