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The Unoffical "Overkill" PSU Club

We've all been there. Sitting with an online shopping cart full of parts for our new build, wondering, should I upgrade my PSU? You end up spending $40 more to get the 750w instead of a 450. You justify this to yourself by saying "I might upgrade to SLI 470s later" or "It'll save me money in the long run". But in reality, you never get around to doing any of this, so you end up with an ....

OVERKILL PSU

Requirements to Join

Your PSU must exceed your wattage needs by 60% or 350w (or more).

Here are some samples:

750w PSU = 465w max rig power consumption
650w PSU = 400w max rig power consumption
550w PSU = 342w max rig power consumption
400w PSU = 250w max rig power consumption

EDIT: New requirement, you must go to http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp and calculate the wattage of your rig. (Minimum wattage) Then you must divide your PSU's power by the result. Then post that info like this:

Charliehorse55 - 203%

Example math for me is 368w from calculator, so 750/368 = 2.03 * 100 = 203%

EDIT: New Rules:

Quote:

Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Now it seems we have some murky water over what settings to use, so here are the new rules:

Motherboard: High End Desktop
CPU TDP - 90%
System Load - 90%
Capacitor Aging - Leave blank as "Select"

Then take your PSU's rated wattage and divide it by the MINIMUM wattage from the calculator.

Members List
Charliehorse55 - 203% - sold my TX750, now I'm down to a 400w PSU
We_Gone - 183%
Tator_Tot
twich12 - 172%
Theory - 178%
HobieCat - 319%
pioneerisloud - 162%
Psycho666 - 203%
Shev7chenko - 262%
raisethe3 - 208%
ocaddikt - 167%
Jasonn20 - 203%
flipd - 181%
Phaedrus2129 - 379%
birdman - 220%
Azakai - 243%
GnookGnook - 186%
zelix - 176%
Uberboobie 291%
LiFTed - 279%
Internets - 165%
liam.spelman - 209%
pistons50 - 192%
beers - 236%
Kasp1js - 285%
tonictim - 142%
xILukasIx - 207%
rpgman1 - 190%
LoneWolf3574 - 150%
goat - 179%
gdawg33 - 153%
MurderousMoppet - 264%
Lolan - 270%
JCG - 278%
MacLeod - 201%
jach11 - 319%
Yoshimanitsu - 214%
Ipwnnubletz - 250%
Mygaffer - 205%
dexil - 206%
chatch15117 - 286%
Pis - 171%
ellisbodds - 242%
dranas - 163%
XAslanX - 150%
BlackHoleSon
Chunky_Chimp - 191%
spanielcheckers - 244%
TFL Replica - 168%
folk-it-up - 177%
firebrig42 - 174%
Allenssmart - 190%
thanos999 - 194%
mbarry - 391%
SkillzKillz - 226%
CarFreak302 - 196%
Robitussin - 176%
RAFFY - 203%
House Cat - 206%
nitd_kim - 168%
Kaninja - 183%
jellis142 - 174%
ZealotKi11er - 189%
Lee17 - 194%
Tats - 219%
faraz1729 - 166%
gildadan - 286%
Citra - 201%
Zap - 301%
Spade616 -175%
adamlau -161%
NrGx -178%
triangle-198%
supra_rz - 296%
daltontechnogeek - 243%
Machiyariko - 275%
cltitus - 182%
Buttermilk -374%
wermad -164%
JadedFloridian - 168%
Crucial09 - 166%
Lostintyme - 286%
philleonard - 276%
rsfkevski - 272%
kmss1 - 375%
Jeff78 - 543%
luvsan - 570%
audirs - 162%
SlackerITGuy - 238%
phasezero - 517%
jfryery - 181%
t0adphr0g -160%
Tattysnuc - 194%
overclocker23578 - 306%
Maian - 195%
Astral Fly - 264%
Arctucas - 209%
computeruler - 189%
Dilyn - 170%
ulawe - 213%
Hickeydog - 195%
blackbalt89 - 165%
SprayN'Pray - 193%
Darren9 - 383%
fRingE - 172%
CookieSayWhat - 190%
koven - 154%
axizor - 153%
TheGimpAddict - 252%
Adhmuz - 300%
LemonCake - 273%
zhylun - 198%
nookkin - 166%
stock - 178%
Sathirian - 179%
hick - 219%
Zhany - 329%
Drenlin - 182%
kingofyo1 - 181%
Badwrench - 255%
Aznboy1993 - 355%
Brice63 - 211%
adalon - 214%
saint19 - 161%
conor1148 - 179%
nugget toes - 303%
DreadedJoe - 262%
DarkShooter - 190%
AtiX - 167%
[email protected] - 177%
kiwwanna - 348%
PapqaSmurf - 252%
ehpexs - 161%
Daniel1236 - 210%
GoTMaXPoWeR - 226%
Bluescreendeath - 310%
Sir Humpsalot - 281%
avattz - 179%
Draggin - 174%
Pinkerton - 245%
Churminess - 226%
denydog - 241%
Gigalisk - 161%
-iceblade^ - 166%
magicmike - 160%
Arthur Hucksake - 239%
Vipr3 - 288%
harishgayatri - 295%
Drenlin - 182%
elitez28 - 272%
Concorde105 - 300%
markag - 186%
AMOCO - 188%
thrasherht - 162%
SteveClay - 139%
MetalBeerSolid - 182%
audioxbliss - 197%
JFuss - 279%
Eaglake - 237%
Mitche01 - 266%
dryg - 185%
Ando - 330%
Speedster159 - 184%
dealio - 230%
mwl5apv - 177%
Korlus - 182%
EternalRest - 263%
hollywood406 - 140%
KusH - 180%
deadjc - 287%
prznar1 - 309%
Davidsen - 219%
OnetwoPi - 178%
tx-jose - 192%
Richardw9 - 197%
1337guy - 220%
Salty6924 - 166%
Bandrew - 216%
Semper Fidelis - 172%
Partol - 165%
BarryBadrinath - 183%
ski-bum - 209%
floats - 237%
GIPrice - 198%
1055AMDGuy - 243%
M0E - 190%
jumpdownlow - 586%
JedixJarf - 165%
theamdman - 245%
King Nothing - 203%
Shiveron - 236%
drufause - 208%
Volcom13 - 161%
Scaler - 175%
cky2k6 - 144%
Lostintyme - 414%
RichardS - 196%
Drakenxile - 202%
TriplePlay - 254%
jethro_static - 179%
Live_free - 235%
luchog - 182%
Enigma8750 - 150%
eskamobob1 - 325%
gboeds - 183%
gerickjohn - 206%
Blaze051806 - 205%
ThatOtherGuy - 216%
GIPrice - 229%
luckypunk - 178%
Philistine - 251%
ahhell - 204%
renq - 172%
TimeToKill - 162%
the.FBI - 165%
ht_addict - 170%
XtremeCuztoms - 284%
LuKrype - 183%
nbmjhk6 - 416%
IzninjaFTW - 215%
toddvj - 191%
dominique120 - 178%
spRICE - 311%
Le_Loup - 161%
ejams - 196%
JJHCRazor - 181%
superste2201 - 301%
IzorkX - 161%
gamerguuy - 170%
Caustin - 252%
holyhyperion - 179%
metal_gunjee - 160%
Razzal - 180%
OptimusCaik - 178%

% Overkill Top 5

1. jumpdownlow - 586%
2. luvsan - 570%
3. Jeff78 - 543%
4. phasezero - 517%
5. nbmjhk6 - 416%

I can't count the number of people eligible for this club!

EDIT: There are actually many good reasons to be well below the maximal wattage of a PSU, such as efficiency (only if folding 24/7), silence and low ripple. Then again these benefits are easily outweighed by the added cost of a larger powersupply - if you're looking for a PSU for a new build this club is exactly what NOT to do.

New Signature Code!
Thanks to PapaSmurf for this:

_.=Overkill PSU Club=._


Code:

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:clock:[URL="https://www.overclock.net/threads/841137/"][B]_.=Overkill PSU Club=._[/B][/URL]:clock:
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I'm in


546w max rig power consumption
 

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im in
 

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weird club but mines way over lol 750w for like 420w consumption...
 

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Definitely in. I could probably get by with a quality 400w unit
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I am definitely in...
 

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Ok, let's see...

650/313=2.0766x100=207.66%
 

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The PSU calculator recommends a 427W. My actual power consumption is about 300W, give or take.

Going by the higher number, 1200/427 * 100 = 281%, putting me firmly in the lead. More so when you consider this power supply can do 1700W continuous. Going by my actual usage and this power supply's capabilities it might be more like 566%.
 

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Minimum PSU Wattage:454 W
Recommended
PSU Wattage: 504

count me in
 

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Quote:


Originally Posted by wolfrifle16
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LOL
I think I'm in above all of you, dear lordy...

I beat you.
 
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