PSU/Wattage Needs, Explanation & Examples

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Postposted on Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:51 am

Flying Fox wrote:Well, I guess the couple did the right thing for the wrong reason. Who in their right mind get a UPS for $50? It's not going to be a real UPS, is it? :wink:

The bigger question is, did they really want an UPS, or just a better surge protector?

Yeah, no kidding... while a $50 UPS is likely to be little better than a surge protector, a $200 UPS for a basic web surfin' box is overkill.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:09 am


Did my calculations in Excel... so I spent 3 minutes and made the chart.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:10 am

Interesting, I do have the machine 24x7... (are you folding these days computron9000? :wink:)
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Postposted on Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:28 pm

I'm goint to split this latest part into a new thread...give me a sec.

Ok. Enermax vs. Seasonic thread here:
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Postposted on Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:08 am

Bumping this for 2 reasons:
1. So that people who miss this the first round can read this again instead of us linking this 2836535645 times
2. According to this report, the Corsair 620HX sucessfully powers QuadFX, SLI8800s, water cooling and Raptor drives :o

It's efficiency, not total wattage, again.
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