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How big is your...PSU?

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

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PSU size?

  1. 0 - 399

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

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

    47 vote(s)
    34.6%
  4. 800 +

    18 vote(s)
    13.2%
  1. RasmusAnden

    RasmusAnden New Member

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    #39 - who want's that.. box? imo that's a very unpractical solution for a PSU, even though it produces 2kW..
     
  2. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    mmm, well spoted:worried:

    Sam
     
  3. Gravemind123

    Gravemind123 avatar not found

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    Antec NeoHE 500W currently powering an E4400 at stock, an EVGA 8800GT at stock, 4GB of OCZ SLI XTC at stock, 2 SATA hard-drives, one PATA DVD-drive, and 4 case fans.
     
  4. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Antec Earthwatt 430 watt PSU

    powering what's in my sig
     
  5. ComputerKing

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

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    Guys wow! you all use low watt PSU and it works fine lol :D
     
  6. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    330-watt Seasonic. And that's in my main computer, not some server buried in the basement.

    Core 2 E6550
    GeForce 9600gt
    2gb DDR2-800
    WD Velociraptor
    Samsung 500GB

    Most people on here have double or triple the power they need, whether they realize it or not. Even my lowly 330 is roughly double what my computer actually uses.
     
  7. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke Member

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    Same again, I was using a Hiper type R but was too noisy to leave on all night AND get sleep,
     
  8. xrain

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    PC Power & Cooling silencer 610 watt

    Powering-
    - Q9450
    - 4 gigs of Corsair Dominator ddr2 800
    - 8800gts 512mb
    - 750 & 500 gig hdd
    - 780I Sli Mobo
    - Xfi soundcard
    - 4 fans

    I'm pretty sure I'm only using a little over half of it's power capacity.

    But I was really impressed with how quiet the psu was.
     
  9. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I'm guessing the current one is Silverstone Decathlon DA700 (700W surprise surprise). I have no idea what's the fan in it and how expensive of an unit it is, but it seems to do its job. The current draw AFAIK is somewhere around 200 Watts.
     
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  10. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Totally true, but unfortunately manufacturers are keen to play the "size matters" game. With smaller PSUs you often don't get as many connectors (eg, SATA) as on the bigger models. The graphics card people overspecify wattage required based on the customer possibly having a POS PSU - really playing it safe to reduce claims.

    A good little 'un has always beaten a big POS.
     
  11. identikit

    identikit Active Member

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    Hahaha, from the reviews;

     
  12. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

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    Seasonic 500watt non modular.
    Powers; amd-a8n sli premium mobo/amd x2 4600/2 x 1gb ram/ 8800gtx/ 1 wd raptor 75gb/1 320gb seagate/2 dvd writers/wireless card/.
     
  13. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Corsair HX520W. Would have bought the HX620W if it hadn't been so damned more expensive when I bought my PSU about 2 years ago. Still, one of the best investments I've ever made... :)
     
  14. Colossous

    Colossous Member

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    OCZ 850 watt.
     
  15. drdro

    drdro New Member

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    Corsair HX520 as well. Awsome powersupply powering q6600 @ 3GHz, 4gigs 800MHz, 8800GTX, dfi p35 mobo, 2*250Gb WD
     
  16. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    Corsair HX620 powering my rig without a sweat. Can't really see needing anything bigger that 600-700 w for any system.
     
  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Antec Quatro Truepower Space cow mad flu disease (Seriously what the hell is with the Antec naming schemes?) 850 watt.

    Probably going to change that out at some point, so I can get some quad Xfire on the roll
     
  18. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    I've had my antec 480 blue for about 5 years now.

    AMD64 3200
    8800GT
    3 seagate 7200 hdd
    2 GB ram
    Water pump
    2 DVD drives
    5 fans
    2 leds and 2 coldcathodes

    Holds up just fine
     
  19. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Lots of Corsair PSU, really says something about them.

    Sam
     
  20. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Well, it's quite a feat when you get the (arguably) best PSU manufacturer in the world (Seasonic) to build you a unit even surpassing their own offer (M12)... :D
     

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