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post #111 of 202
Like Pio has said, Coolmax are ALL (except the 1350B) TOTAL CRAP!

Please I beg you not to try to run an expensive video card without a decent PSU.

I don't care what AMD says, a crappy PSU like most of coolmax' line is not going to cut it for an extended period of time.
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post #112 of 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist View Post
Max power draw as tested by Maximum pc is 200 watts. Both of those rails have 200+ each. I think you misunderstand the rating system. Amd is talking about a power suply with a total of 500 watts. This power supply has 420 wats on the 12v rails, and 120 wats on the 3 and 5 volt rails. That is a total of 600 watts.
This.

Not only that, but AMD is referring to powering an entire system with a 500W that has a single 6950 in it. An entire system! They're not saying "The 6950 all by itself needs a 500W".

For the last time: his PSU is more than enough.
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post #113 of 202
That PSU is fine. A single card rig will not draw anywhere near 420 watts at max load. Even the shoddiest of PSUs have OCP so its unlikely that any damage will occur even if the PSU fails to supply the required amount of wattage on the 12 volt rail.

My rig is powered by a PSU built by Great Wall a Chinese brand that none of you know and is rated for 650 watts continuous and has been running fine for a year and a half now folding 24/7 for a number of teams that I support.
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post #114 of 202
I've never seen Phaedrus2129 act like this towards someone using this Coolmax power supply.

What the hell is happening to OCN?
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post #115 of 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I've never seen Phaedrus2129 act like this towards someone using this Coolmax power supply.

What the hell is happening to OCN?
I can tell you with 100% certainty that Phaedrus would not recommend this PSU

EDIT: and stop complaining about OCN, you are being just as bad.
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post #116 of 202
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Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
That PSU is fine. A single card rig will not draw anywhere near 420 watts at max load. Even the shoddiest of PSUs have OCP so its unlikely that any damage will occur even if the PSU fails to supple the required amount of wattage on the 12 volt rail.

My rig is powered by a PSU built by Great Wall a Chinese brand that none of you know and is rated for 650 watts continuous and has been running fine for a year and a half now folding 24/7 for a number of teams that I support.
This!

Good grief. Everyone's so uppity about this tonight. It's not like he's using some $15 600W unit.
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post #117 of 202
It's not my money, so I clearly don't have the final say in this.

But I'm telling you from experience, that unit WILL NOT LAST. It might power on, it might work. But you WILL end up killing hardware with it with that kind of a load on it.
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post #118 of 202
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I can tell you with 100% certainty that Phaedrus would not recommend this PSU

EDIT: and stop complaining about OCN, you are being just as bad.
I didn't say that he would! I'm saying that he would agree with me: it would be enough. It will be just fine!
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post #119 of 202
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I didn't say that he would! I'm saying that he would agree with me: it would be enough. It will be just fine!
Here we can see that modern coolmax products cannot perform their rated spec at all:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story3&reid=72

Sadly since they are such a mediocre brand, they don't send out many review samples, and there are no good reviews of any of their 600W units

EDIT: they also have terrible regulation which is what KILLS COMPONENTS!!!!
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post #120 of 202
One thing to keep in mind is the temperature those ratings are based off. A lot of cheap PSUs rate their power supplies at only 20C or 30C temps. PSU's output less power at higher temperatures. The better PSU's are rated at 40C or 50C temps. That is why the stickers are not comparable across different brands/models.

Akali, you can get the 6950 now, but do not overclock or bios mod it. Save up some more money to get a better PSU later.
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