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  • #16
    I like change.. this is todays change
    PC: 4790K|H110i|Z97 Sabertooth Mk1|SLI GTX 980 SC|16 GB Beast 2400 MHz|2x850 Pro RAID0|W7|HX1000i|NZXT H440 SE|Dell U3415W|Genelec 8040a|Dacmagic Plus
    Mac Pro: Dual 6 Core X5690 Xeons|64 GB ECC|7970 Windforce 3|512 GB NVMe PCIe|2xWD Black 4 TB Raid 0|OS X 10.11.3|2x27" Apple Cinema Displays|KRK V4 Series 2

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    • #17
      Originally posted by omega View Post
      Not sure why 1000w+ PSUs are so popular tbh...
      The idea that more is always better, especially after a PSU failure. That and then there's the longevity of an overpowered unit that barely has to do any work

      I got mine after melting an 800W unit twice despite the fact that the rig at the time shouldn't have ever pulled more than about 650W. First time it lasted a month and just stopped working, the replacement lasted nearly a year then decided to leak goo all over itself (I made the mistake of thinking a 90 PSU with at least 100W headroom would be sufficient but now I know: never buy Xilence PSUs).

      That was about 7 or 8 years ago, and I'm still using the Antec Quattro modular 1kw that I bought to replace it. The thing's like new, never skipped a beat, always cold (managed to get it to feel slightly warmer than room temperature by running SLI). Don't have to worry about whether I'll have enough juice for any upgrades or overclocking either. Yes it was 150 at the time, but considering how often I've had to replace supposedly decent and powerful PSUs in other people's computers; I'd say it's 150 well spent (roughly 20 a year so far). I'm hoping it lasts another few years yet too...

      Do I need 1000W? No (500W would probably do at the moment). Will I ever go for a lower powered unit after using this behemoth? Not in my rig... Do I want a rock solid PSU that lasts for ages and keeps my system running without skipping a beat?

      Damn thing weighs more than the rest of my PC combined like, but it's not like I'm lugging it around all the time
      Last edited by FunkY; 22-02-15, 15:54.
      Why did the chicken cross the road?
      To get away from the Canadian poultry farmer with loose trousers.

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      • #18
        Forgot to post back, in the end I've used an HX1000i purely because the 1200 P2 wouldn't fit in the case, I'd already ordered the HX before I saw the 1200 P2 so was about to send it back (glad I didn't now), it's working lovely. I've dropped a couple of hundred watts but I doubt I'll be hitting 1 Kw any time soon
        PC: 4790K|H110i|Z97 Sabertooth Mk1|SLI GTX 980 SC|16 GB Beast 2400 MHz|2x850 Pro RAID0|W7|HX1000i|NZXT H440 SE|Dell U3415W|Genelec 8040a|Dacmagic Plus
        Mac Pro: Dual 6 Core X5690 Xeons|64 GB ECC|7970 Windforce 3|512 GB NVMe PCIe|2xWD Black 4 TB Raid 0|OS X 10.11.3|2x27" Apple Cinema Displays|KRK V4 Series 2

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        • #19
          Originally posted by omega View Post
          Not sure why 1000w+ PSUs are so popular tbh, crazy expensive and 99% of the time totally unnecessary
          Because even with todays efficient PSU's, they're still best at about 50-60% loading, so that 600w draw you measured is about perfect for a 1000w capable unit. I do see what you mean about expense, but if you're into your mods you can pick a dell 1000w server-rated unit up from ebay for about 40 quid, tenners worth of rewiring work and you've a decent 1000w unit for the same price as most 400-500w units...

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