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post #41 of 50
if power supplies lasted forever and gcard power consumption grew in a linear fashion, then buying a high wattage psu wouldnt be a bad idea. sadly this isnt true. power supplies DO eventually wear out, and cards dont really grow that much in power (except for flagship graphics cards) because of improvements in technology (smaller nm as an example) and certain restrictions (pci-e slots cant support huge amounts of watts, 8pin connectors can only safely supply so much wattage.) look at nvidia for instance, the 570 and the 480 have virtually the same performance, except the 570 uses alot less power (i think the 580 uses less as well, not sure on that one)

if the op wants to get 1000 watts, fine. i myself got an 850 watt psu. will he need 1000watts for his current build? probably not. am i using anywhere near 850watts with my build? nope, but the psu is a quality make and itll last me until it eventually conks it.
post #42 of 50
People who have burnt out 850w PSUs with a pair of 480s or 580s have obviously bought trashy PSUs or had defective ones, or insisted on disabling the max power draw limiters on the 580s and run IBT and furmark at the same time on a PSU with broken OPP.
The GTX580 uses about the same power as the 480, it also has more stream processors in play. If it had been exactly the same spec as the 480 but on the new process, it would have pulled less. Nvidia used the savings from the changes to unlock more processing power instead.
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post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by MIKEVALL View Post
I like this better than the your first post. I have seen tons of reviews ,benchmarks and forums, some say 850W, some say 1000w, for a similiar setup. I have even read posts were people burnt up 850,s with similiar setups, also with a 1000w you have room for future upgrades like 6990, gtx590, wich will most likely require MORE POWER!!!! But i refuse to stop posting just because someone else says im wrong, i feel i am giving honest input with no ill intent!!!
Don't present your opinion as a fact, then. You're wrong about 1000w being the minimum for two GTX 580's.

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Originally Posted by Vuashke View Post
if the op wants to get 1000 watts, fine. i myself got an 850 watt psu. will he need 1000watts for his current build? probably not. am i using anywhere near 850watts with my build? nope, but the psu is a quality make and itll last me until it eventually conks it.
Buying watts you won't use is a waste of money.
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post #44 of 50
all im saying is that in a certain world (where psu's dont die of old age / graphics cards get more and more watt-intensive) buying a high wattage psu is okay because you will eventually grow into it

i agree totally with what you are saying, i couldve bought an earthwatts 380w psu and it wouldve done the trick
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don't present your opinion as a fact, then. You're wrong about 1000w being the minimum for two gtx 580's.



Buying watts you won't use is a waste of money.
gameboy you are a litlle punk. Get over yourself i made a statment that i still believe is correct , i would not go below 1000w, ( whoever said it was fact) grow up!!!! Just because you disagree you contionue to insult me!!

And if you think anything anybody says is solid facts , Im sorry to inform you!!
Edited by MIKEVALL - 3/19/11 at 4:08am
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you generalise and insult an entire country, and then tell someone else to grow up?
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Ah sweet. Thanks Crazy. I'm tired of reading all of these different threads on power supplies so I'm just buying the HX and calling it a day hahaha. Now I get to start the process all over with RAM haha
Anytime =) Gl and hope everything works out.
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you generalise and insult an entire country, and then tell someone else to grow up?
^This
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigma8750 View Post
The OCZ ZX is the best of those three. The Enermax and HX1000 are both average.

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Originally Posted by MIKEVALL View Post
gameboy you are a litlle punk. Get over yourself i made a statment that i still believe is correct , i would not go below 1000w, ( whoever said it was fact) grow up!!!! Just because you disagree you contionue to insult me!!

And if you think anything anybody says is solid facts , Im sorry to inform you!!
You're the only one here throwing out insults.
Edited by GameBoy - 3/19/11 at 11:24pm
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