Published on 9th July 2007 by
Originally Posted by Mankz.Where are the PCP&C's and the Silverstones!
Originally Posted by f00dl3Make sure you need one of those big boys before you buy one. I got a 650 Watt PSU with my system I built last year w/ Core 2 Duo, 2 GB PC 800 RAM, nVidia 7950 GX2 1 GB, 2x 250 GB SATA drives, TV Tuner, front USB, etc.... and the max power consumption does not peak above 215 Watts. Could have got a 450 Watt PSU and would probably have been fine :-S
Originally Posted by f00dl3Could have got a 450 Watt PSU and would probably have been fine :-S
Originally Posted by dire_wolfLol, so true, most people over spec their PSU, adopting a 'bigger is better' mentality
total waste of money unless you have a massive hard drive array or some obscenely expensive gfx setup
Originally Posted by page source<option value="/hardware/2007/07/09/psu_group_test_july_07/7">7 - Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W </option>
Originally Posted by page source<option value="/hardware/2007/07/09/psu_group_test_july_07/7">7 - Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W Results</option>
Originally Posted by BindibadgiWhich is my whole argument for the entire review XD ;)
Originally Posted by the articlePersonally, I don't see why you'd pay for the PC P&C PSU when the Enermax costs so much less
Originally Posted by the articlethe HX620 is actually a 750W model that's underrated because Corsair want to guarantee silence.
Originally Posted by cosmicThat is so true. Sitting next to a machine with an 1100W PSU going full on will be like sitting next to a one bar electric fire.
Originally Posted by airchie
Isn't it true that a PSU is likely to be more efficient when it's not working near 100% load?
ie, buying a bigger PSU like this and running it at less than 50% load may actually be MORE efficient than getting a 430W PSU and making it work like a slave to maintain your power requirements?
Can you lovely Bit-Techers try running a test like this to confirm or refute this idea? :)
Seasonic is a hugely popular brand in the online community, renowned for their very quiet, yet very capable PSUs and at least one member of our own staff swears by them exclusively.
Originally Posted by cosmicThe more recent PSUs rated as 80+ efficient provide that rating in the 20% to 80% load range. There are some interesting efficiency measurements on the link below for the Corsair HX520/620 PSU where as you say they are most efficient around the 50% of max load mark. However, given most systems idle around the 100W mark and rarely exceed 250W, that makes the optimum PSU rating about 400 Watt for people not using a pair of power hungry graphics cards in SLI?crossfire mode. For those guys, these big units are OK, as long as they can get rid of all the heat somewhere
Originally Posted by BindibadgiWe've got an ODIN GT coming which is brand new and has software control as well as all the latest cables. They'll be available "soon" afaik. We're getting one of the first in the country to review.
Originally Posted by I_think_I_knowThx for the reply, I will keep my eyes open for your review - around when?
Apparenlty you can "control" the PSU and it comes with 4 therometers - something like that!
Will it go up against other PSU?
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