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Appreciate the input, but it leads me to wonder why do people ever, ever buy 800w or 1200w power supplies? If my system does not cause that much stress, what ever would?
Quad GTX 580's would use up about 950 watts just on their own.
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post #12 of 20
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I guess I'll go with the cheap Rocketfish power supply then as I can also just grab that at work.

Also, I guess the answer to my previous question is that there is no reason for a power supply above, what, 700w unless your goal is to benchmark or do something ridiculous?
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post #14 of 20
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Appreciate the input, but it leads me to wonder why do people ever, ever buy 800w or 1200w power supplies? If my system does not cause that much stress, what ever would?
Well, why indeed. Most people buy more power supply than they need (not bashing them, I have an X650 and the most my system has ever eaten has been 365Watts at super super unrealistic stress). It makes them feel good, or safe, or it's good to show off with, or they think to themselves "what if..." and dream of future days with monster upgrades.

850W is reasonable if you have SLI 580s though. Besides if you have > $1000 to spend on video cards, $150-$200 for power for them is reasonable
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no power switch on back? just seems messy to have to pull the plug to fully turn it off.
     
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post #16 of 20
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no power switch on back? just seems messy to have to pull the plug to fully turn it off.
I agree, weirdest thing ever.
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post #17 of 20
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I agree, weirdest thing ever.
i wouldn't say so i have seen it before, i wouldn't suggest it, but I've seen it
post #18 of 20
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I like the Rocketfish mostly. It has no power switch on the back so if I want to cut the power I've got to pull the plug, which is a bit weird. Also it's giving me some sort of transistor squeal that is super annoying, so if I end up taking it out and putting something else in, I figured I would see what else was out there
i am curious, two questions:

1. how much did you pay for it?

2. why don't you rma it? i am assuming you have a good reason
post #19 of 20
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I paid $94 for it, and I don't want to bother with RMAing it and my local Best Buy is out of them, plus I just like using new things every now and again.
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ok, i thought you had a good reason
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