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post #11 of 34
Thank you for that Phaedrus. That's exactly why I buy high-end components, so I don`t have to give them any special treatment. They do what I want them to most of time and well too thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
For those of you who don't know Phaedrus heed his words! His articles, posts, and reviews were incredibly helpful when I was starting out here!

Yup Everything I know of PSU's is thanks to this great guy

I could still learn more
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post #13 of 34
I bought an ABS 1100W PSU then read the review that said it's a good 850W PSU lol. Guess I got one of those 850W enthusiast PSU's that was converted to a so so 1100W'er.
    
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Now im going to run 2 470s on my 500w! Yepeee!
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post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
A good analogy I like to think of is two different cars, one a Ford Festiva and the other a Corvette. Cruising along the freeway at 80 MPH, the Festiva is trying as hard as it can but can do 80 when pushed. The Corvette might not even need to shift out of 3rd if it didn't want to. So running the Corvette and Festiva in their highest gear, the Corvette will be much less stressed and as such, will be more comfortable (better ripple, etc.) while also lasting longer since it is designed to actually handle at those speeds, not just reach it like the Festiva.
actually a corvette could do 80 in second gear comfortably. Just sayin.

1st tops 60mph, 2nd tops 85mph, 3rd tops 120mph.


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w00t! My PSU was named by name!
    
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post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
So don't be afraid to use it for what it's intended for. Forget about "extra headroom", forget about babying your PSU or keeping some massive unnecessary safety margin.
Getting real sick of seeing people trying to justify wasting money for "headroom" aswell.

And another thing, y'all need to stop treating Phaedrus like he's Jesus Christ. Sure he knows alot about PSU's and even I've learned a thing or two from him, however you should read his articles (and various others on the internet) to educate yourselves instead basing everything you say on "because Phaedrus said so".
Edited by GameBoy - 1/29/11 at 11:23pm
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post #18 of 34
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Getting real sick of seeing people trying to justify wasting money for "headroom".
But you have to consider upgrading. If you buy a quality unit that's "just enough" to get you by, and down the road you want to go Crossfire/SLI (or upgrade to Fermi!), then you are out of luck. I think it's nice to buy something with a little extra wattage than you need assuming pricing is okay.
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Thanks Once again for your effort & generosity
Most people would charge for the intel you share
reading your posts have changed the way I think about computers as a whole
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post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
But you have to consider upgrading. If you buy a quality unit that's "just enough" to get you by, and down the road you want to go Crossfire/SLI (or upgrade to Fermi!), then you are out of luck. I think it's nice to buy something with a little extra wattage than you need assuming pricing is okay.
It's funny when you see people recommending a PSU three times what someone needs "in case you go SLI" when their motherboard is single slot.
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