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post #11 of 23
we kinda warned you about this in your "570 or 480" thread.

you might want to lower your clocks/voltage to stress your PSU less to be on the safe side.
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Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
Nope, v'e tried out a few games now, and my watt monitor only shows that I'm using around 300-330 watts, even in Crysis maxed out as well.
300 or 600W? You confusing me now mate.
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post #13 of 23
Dude, you didn't read the most obvious replies in this thread.

PSU ratings are for DC output.
PSU's are not 100% efficient.
Therefore, AC readings from the wall must factor in efficiency.

If you are pulling 800w from the wall (which your kill-a-watt or similar would read), at 80% efficiency, your PSU is actually supplying 640w to your components, which is within the rating on the sticker.
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300 or 600W? You confusing me now mate.
Sorry, As ou mentioned in your other post, playing a game doesn't cook my GPU like furmark does....

While I play games like Crysis, my watt monitor shows that I'm only using about 330W just playing that game.

But when it's Furmark, my computer uses up like 550W

Still confused? lol
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post #15 of 23
Thats fine then matey. You have nothing to worry about. As long as your system is stable, your volts are steady and the power supply's protection isn't kicking thats fine.

If you get a bigger PSU though it will not be operating so close to it's maximum output so will run more efficiently. I don't think you need to though. From your normal gaming figures.
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Thats fine then matey. You have nothing to worry about. As long as your system is stable, your volts are steady and the power supply's protection isn't kicking thats fine.

If you get a bigger PSU though it will not be operating so close to it's maximum output so will run more efficiently. I don't think you need to though. From your normal gaming figures.
Yeah, I will get a 1Kw PSU when I get the money, but I need to invest in a aftermarket cooler for my GPU first lol
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You dont get it do you, You're just pulling 787w from the wall.

And you're getting a 1kw PSU?
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You dont get it do you, You're just pulling 787w from the wall.

And you're getting a 1kw PSU?
Yeah,

I will get a 1KW in a few months... a 1KW should be future proof for a few years anyway.
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42in TV + Computer + Subwoofer at full volume = 386 watts



Anyone know some good music?
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