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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by prjindigo View Post
And how is that kingwin "sli-ready" if it only has two six pin PCIe?
It has 4 actually, 2 hard-wired, 2 modular.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by prjindigo View Post
Except all the manufacturers consider less than 650 watts a voiding of your warranty.
No they don't, unless their customer service is god awful. Frankly I've never heard of that happening to someone, though I don't deny it's possible. If a company does deny a warranty claim because of something like that I'd ***** about it on the forum and never buy from them again.

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Might be they know more about phase angle, surges, line voltage, process lag, momentary interruption and their own hardware than random forum ranters.
Nnnnope. Electricity and computers don't work that way.

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(Don't bother replying to that)
Too late.

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Honestly, I don't like the "two sets of connections" that modulars do.
When I can get effectively the same supply with regular wiring I do so, just like I only buy supplies with mechanical switches on the back end.

Short term you could accidentally damage something or there could be a defect... long term it can set up impedance and put too much load on other wires.
Modular cables add about 0.01 ohms of resistance, on average. The addition of another failure point is a problem, yes.

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And how is that kingwin "sli-ready" if it only has two six pin PCIe?
It has four. Besides, two connectors is enough for SLI GTS450s, or other lower power cards.
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Except all the manufacturers consider less than 650 watts a voiding of your warranty. There is that... wonder why they want such an unbelievable high number. Might be they know more about phase angle, surges, line voltage, process lag, momentary interruption and their own hardware than random forum ranters. (Don't bother replying to that)
Lolwut? I've never seen any rep from a reputable brand recommend 800W+ units for single GPU systems. And take something like Corsairs PSU finder on their own webpage, you'll have to spec a pretty good rig for it to start telling you you need a beefy PSU.
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Except all the manufacturers consider less than 650 watts a voiding of your warranty. There is that... wonder why they want such an unbelievable high number. Might be they know more about phase angle, surges, line voltage, process lag, momentary interruption and their own hardware than random forum ranters. (Don't bother replying to that)

Why, can't defend your viewpoint?


Could it be that with the massive selection of PSU's on the market (with varying loading spec's) and KNOWING that many PSU manufacturers over inflate their specifications, setting a recommended 650w minimum (in some situations) is a calculated "catch-all" warranty condition?

Not all PSU's are created equal

Incidentally... Gigabyte for example recommend various PSU's for their 500 series GPU's as seen HERE varying from 400w upwards...
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CORSAIR AX850 nuff said.

Corsair make the number 1 PSU in the world !!
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CORSAIR AX850 nuff said.

Corsair make the number 1 PSU in the world !!
No they don't.
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Why, can't defend your viewpoint?


Could it be that with the massive selection of PSU's on the market (with varying loading spec's) and KNOWING that many PSU manufacturers over inflate their specifications, setting a recommended 650w minimum (in some situations) is a calculated "catch-all" warranty condition?

Not all PSU's are created equal

Incidentally... Gigabyte for example recommend various PSU's for their 500 series GPU's as seen HERE varying from 400w upwards...
Ok, be that as it may, we can defend it to a certain degree, but still not really accept it.

if you buy a crappy PSU (which you shouldn't when you are registered at these forums) you will need a "1000W" unit, because $50 1000W units can't deliver their wattage to save their lives. Anyway, a solid 500-600W unit will power any more-than-decent configuration. Graphics card manufacturers overspec wattage requirements mostly because of all the dishonest cheap-o manufacturers out there, but the regular joe public has no idea about that. They just look at the requirements and get whatever it says they need.
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Ok, be that as it may, we can defend it to a certain degree, but still not really accept it.

if you buy a crappy PSU (which you shouldn't when you are registered at these forums) you will need a "1000W" unit, because $50 1000W units can't deliver their wattage to save their lives. Anyway, a solid 500-600W unit will power any more-than-decent configuration. Graphics card manufacturers overspec wattage requirements mostly because of all the dishonest cheap-o manufacturers out there, but the regular joe public has no idea about that. They just look at the requirements and get whatever it says they need.
This.

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No they don't.
True. Corsair doesn't actually make PSUs. They just put their own sticker on it after contracting another company to build it.
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