Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › A message to the community on enthusiast power supplies
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

A message to the community on enthusiast power supplies - Page 4

post #31 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
i wonder how much my SeaSonic M12D SS-850 can handle i know so far its handled everything i throw at it running my i7@4400mhz 1.41 vcore 1.43 qpi with my ram at 1.62 and my 5970@920/1250 1.178 and the 5870@1000/1250 1.20. And i have 4 hardrives 12 yate loons a fm121 and a dvdrive. I have even had my 5970 all the way up to 1000mhz/1250 running furmark while ibt and didnt power off.
It could handle all of this with two 5970s in it (take out the 5870).

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#3

...and they're talking about 850W peak-rated units!
It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
These enthusiast power supplies we all have (high-end Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, Enermax, Silverstone, etc.) can take a lot more abuse than you think. I have tell people this a lot. These are heavy duty, precision engineered electron pushers, not tinker toys.

While you can't trust your average cheap or OEM power supply so much, and you can't trust a generic as far as you can throw it... A high-end enthusiast grade power supply is engineered with massive safety margins. Take the Corsair VX550. That's a CWT PSH, and Rocketfish/Best Buy took that same PSU (w/ minor modifications, nothing important) and rated it as a 700W and it can hold that rating within ATX specs.

When you buy a high-end PSU you aren't just buying reliability and performance, you're buying your headroom right there. Some people say, "Well the TX750 can push 900W, so when I buy it I'm getting a 900W PSU". That defeats the purpose. The purpose is that you can treat it as a 750W PSU and draw that amount from it long-term, for extended periods, while a cheap 750W might eventually break. That's part of the reason for buying a high-end PSU, instead of something just adequate, like an OCZ ModXStream or a Rosewill RV2 or a CM Silent Pro.

When you buy a high end enthusiast power supply, especially one that I can vouch for, you should know that you're buying into more than just a name. You're buying a machine, and one that's a lot tougher than the typical dreck you might have used before. 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. Go ahead, get that second Fermi and go wild. Most of you have already paid for that ability, so make the most of it.
All PC builders need to be better educated when it comes to power supplies. People think they need a 1KW to run a rig like mine. Acording to all the math, i am 200watt over yet am running perfectly fine on a high end 850! Also people need to be better educated on AMPS, not just wattage. Good read. Glad people are trying to get the correct info out there!
X79-GCN
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
  hide details  
Reply
X79-GCN
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
  hide details  
Reply
post #33 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Absolutely. However, try to think of it in terms of powering your entire system with the GTX 590 in it.
thank you .
Laziale !!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4,5ghz 1,290v Biostar TP67XE Palit GTX 570 Sonic Gskill Ripjaws 4GB XL 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 7200rpm 1tbx2 Lite-on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell ST2320L 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cheapo $3 Seasonic x760 (overkill yeah, but i SLI later) NZXT Phantom White Cheapo $2 
Mouse Pad
A Manual Book 
  hide details  
Reply
Laziale !!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4,5ghz 1,290v Biostar TP67XE Palit GTX 570 Sonic Gskill Ripjaws 4GB XL 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 7200rpm 1tbx2 Lite-on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell ST2320L 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cheapo $3 Seasonic x760 (overkill yeah, but i SLI later) NZXT Phantom White Cheapo $2 
Mouse Pad
A Manual Book 
  hide details  
Reply
post #34 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post
I just want to say that the Antec Earthwatts 430w is beast.

I run a backup/folding Rig with a GTX 275 24/7 which nvidia says needs 575w minimum.

it's been a almost a month and no problems whatsoever


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143183
I've been running a folding rig with a Q6600 OC'd to 3.4GHz running the SMP client, a 9600GSO running the GPU client, and 4 hard drives off of an original Earthwatts 430 for several months now. It powered the SMP client on the Q6600 at 3.1 to 3.2GHz for a couple of years prior to that with an X850XT and 6 hard drives without a hitch prior to that. The only thing I have against it is that it only has a 4pin CPU connector instead of an 8pin EPS that the newer board I picked up for that rig has.
442
(15 items)
 
Q6600
(14 items)
 
Piece O' Crappola
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 DFI LanParty LT P35-T2R 2 x HD4670QT512P CF Patriot PVS24G8500ELKN 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Stock pfsense Acer H233H Antec EarthWatts 430 
CaseAudio
custom onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 Lapped @ 3.4 GA-EP45-UD3R EVGA 9600GSO 384m 96SP 4G (2x2) Patriot Viper PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Maxtor, 320WDC. 320Seagate NEC ND-3550 & LiteOn CM Hyper 212+ w/PP Blademasters XP Pro SP3 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer H233H Rosewill RG630-S12 NZXT BetaEVO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 7300LE 2G PNY PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gig WDC SATA NEC ND3540A Win 7 Ultimate 64bit/XP Pro Acer H233H 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 430 none 
  hide details  
Reply
442
(15 items)
 
Q6600
(14 items)
 
Piece O' Crappola
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 DFI LanParty LT P35-T2R 2 x HD4670QT512P CF Patriot PVS24G8500ELKN 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Stock pfsense Acer H233H Antec EarthWatts 430 
CaseAudio
custom onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 Lapped @ 3.4 GA-EP45-UD3R EVGA 9600GSO 384m 96SP 4G (2x2) Patriot Viper PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Maxtor, 320WDC. 320Seagate NEC ND-3550 & LiteOn CM Hyper 212+ w/PP Blademasters XP Pro SP3 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer H233H Rosewill RG630-S12 NZXT BetaEVO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 7300LE 2G PNY PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gig WDC SATA NEC ND3540A Win 7 Ultimate 64bit/XP Pro Acer H233H 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 430 none 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › A message to the community on enthusiast power supplies