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How big is your...PSU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by identikit, 18 Sep 2008.

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PSU size?

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    7 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. 400 - 599

    64 vote(s)
    47.1%
  3. 600 - 799

    47 vote(s)
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  4. 800 +

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  1. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Corsair HX520 :D
     
  2. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    Thats one wicked psu to power all that.

    myself,
    corsair 620
    q6600
    asus p5k dlx
    2gb 8500 mushkin ram
    1hdd
    1dvd
    1 sound card
    1 network card
    1 visiontek 4850
     
  3. Bbq.of.DooM

    Bbq.of.DooM Custom User Title

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    670w in the ibm x3550 (2x E5430, 16gb, 2x 73gb sas, esx + server 08 + freebsd 7)
    silverstone st50ef+ in the bsd rig (2x MP2600+, 4gb, 80gb ide + freebsd 7)
    delta 460w in the server 03 rig (2x 2.4ghz Xeon, 4gb, 2x120gb ide + server 03)
    bfg es-800 in the desktop (E8400, 8gb, 4xhdd, vista ultimate)
     
  4. Matticus

    Matticus ...

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    I bet having the corsair VX450. It serves me well, I would estimate that my system only draws half the power of that, right bang on the high efficiency mark.
     
  5. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    OCZ ModxStream 550w

    Spec is in sig, how do I find out how much I use on load etc?
    Served me well so far, started off in a c2d rig and replaced everything (including the case), apart from the PSU and the graphics card (getting a new one soon though)

    Looks the buisness under UV light just need to swap out the loud fan which also has icky blue LEDs.
     
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  6. identikit

    identikit Minimodder

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    What's your electricity bill like?!

    I'm gonna have to post some pics of a special PSU I received the other day.
     
  7. Bbq.of.DooM

    Bbq.of.DooM Custom User Title

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    all utilities combined come out to about $120 (heat, gas, water, electricty).

    It's actually not unreasonable with the cost of gas and electricity these days.
     
  8. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    This might sound like a stupid question.. but considering the price of good psu's these why not opt for a bigger model and run it at say 50% load max.. it should be more quiet as it does not get so warm right?
     
  9. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    Silverstone Strider 750W. Modular cables re-sleeved by me.

    It powers:

    MSI K9A2 Platinum
    AMD 6000+
    Radeon HD3870
    HT Omega Claro Plus sound card
    6x 120mm Fans
    1x 80mm Fan
    1x water pump
    2x 250GB SATA HDDs
    2x SATA DVD Burners
    2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM
    1x Card Reader
    4x 12" Cold Cathode UV Lights
     
  10. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Silverstone 1200watt
    [​IMG]

    +Alix linux firewall
    +Arduino control board running 12x blinkm RGB LEDs
    +100LEDs
    +watercooled Pico ITX
    +7" touch screen
    +4x 1000gb HDD
    +Aquastream XT
    +multiswitch
    +aquaero
    +MatrixOrbital Typhoon GX
    +7 120mm fans
    +1 80mm fan
    +6 40mm fans
    +++ I forget everything else.
     
  11. RasmusAnden

    RasmusAnden What's a Dremel?

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    atm a Delux 420 Watt non-modular, got it for cheap so i think it is okay.. however since i'm planning to go SLI soon, i seriosly need at larger PSU.

    My Delux is currently powering:

    Gigabyte AM2+ mobo (don't remember the name)
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
    Sparkle 8800GT
    2 x Seagate 250 GB SATA's
    2 GB Corsair XMS2 RAM
    and a few fans, both 120mm and 80mm
    .. thinks that's just about it?
     
  12. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Akasa POWERPLUS v2 - AK-P650FF-V2 650W PSU

    powering all components in sig.
     
  13. heir flick

    heir flick Minimodder

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    corsair hx620, its a great psu but i want to add another 4870 for crossfire but dont have enough pci connectors so thinking about getting the hx1000
     
  14. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I use a Corsair HX520. More power than I need, but its quiet, efficent and modular.
     
  15. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    I must say that's 100% true for me aswell.

    It's powering

    Q9550 @ 3.4GHz
    P5Q Pro
    Radeon 4870
    8GB of Corsair XMS2 800MHz 4-4-4-12
    2x WD 640GB
     
  16. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    Seasonic 700w. Currently running:

    4400+, 2900XT, ASUS M2R32-MVP, 4 GB of Patriot DDR2-800, 500gb Seagate
     
  17. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Enermax Galaxy 1000Watts +135mm fan + 80mm fan + modular

    I'm freaking happy with it :)
     
  18. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    Computer PSUs are at their least efficient when powering small loads. Even though a higher-rated PSU would probably be quieter (since it has larger heatsinks and maybe more fans), it'd still be using more power than a lower-rated PSU would for the same load.
     
  19. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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  20. *mat-ster*

    *mat-ster* What's a Dremel?

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    I have an Antec NEOPOWER 480 (modded with UV cable braiding) - very good PSU - served me very well so far, infact when lighting stuck a tree (and cow) in the field about 50 m away I saw blue sparks come out of it but no damage...granted i did have a power surge protector..

    The cow died by the way.....

    Matt
     

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