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kow_ciller

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#21 10 years ago

Yes. If you want to see the difference over clocking makes you can see my before and after forum warz benchmarks =)




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#22 10 years ago

computernerd;4980841I can assure that a PSU with high wattage will not fry older parts, unless you increase the voltage manually. And, wow two 120mm fans in one full-tower case? That's pretty shameful, my Antec 900 mid-tower has four 120mm fans and one 200mm top fan. You might want to consider getting some more.[/QUOTE]

My pc was a cheap factory compaq that I put into a bigger tower and added some extra parts this isn't some 2k machine that I made so I can brag about how I can play Crysis on high and show people my electric bill because of my over sized fucking fans. 2 120mm fans is great and I don't care to add anymore, eventually I will gut out my tower and make a new rig just so I can play Crysis on high and show people how much money I wasted. In the mean time I'm fine with a smaller e-peen than everyone else.

kow_ciller;4981353No, but it is completely useless to buy a PSU that is much too large if your system wont be reaching anywhere near the rated capacity. Its generally best to stay within 70-80% load for best efficiency. Or unless you expect to be adding in a ton of hardware soon I would suggest you stick with something that will fit your system right now. Video cards will be getting more energy efficient so the days of 1kw PSU's will be over (except for those who need to show off their e-peeen)

Dude seriously as I said I was border line on my 500wat meaning it ran but it eventually died so I really don't see how 200 extra wats is overkill if 500 cant do shit for me. Also I'm not in this for e-peen I want more wattage just to be sure I'm always safe and not sorry.

[QUOTE=>Omen<;4980925]Extra power = harmless overhead, not enough = potentially fry parts, it's the other way around. One of the main concerns is that you have enough combined 12v amperage for the GPU you're using. This chart combined with knowing how much amperage your GPU requires can help determine that: [WIP] ATX PSU Maximum Combined 12v Ratings - Guru3D.com Forums One case that comes with a fairly good 500W PSU is the Antec Sonata III with the 500W Earthwatts. It has a combined 12v amperage of 34A.

I don't like that most video card manufacturers only give a recommended wattage. EVGA lists a recommended amperage as well.

Thank you so much I can't believe it took that long to get a decent post that offered some direct help to a very simple question which everyone failed to answer and instead went off topic. Jesus I always liked you Omen +rep.




kow_ciller

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#23 10 years ago

Theres a difference between a 500w PSU that comes in a case, and a 500w quality PSU. Chances are the PSU that came with your case was just an overrated POS. You'd have more than enough wattage if you went with something like a Corsair 550w. If you're on one video card anything else would be extreme overkill.




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#24 10 years ago

I give up that link confused me and I guess I don't know what my PSU is after all I'm not sure if its ATX 12v or just 12v so now I'm going to just put my old parts back in their old case and give up because the PC gaming business is fucked for me I'm not saving up money for a new build for it to be out of date the next year. God I fucking hate consoles and that's all I got.




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#25 10 years ago

Well, its kind of obvious that your rig is under the ATX spec considering that everything in the last 10years also is. Perhaps pc gaming just isn't for you if you feel that you need to build a new PC every year instead of buying something that sufficient to last you a couple years with a few upgrades here and there.