PC Power Consumption Analysis
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June 8, 2009, 07:03 PM
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And Running a Lower Wattage PSU at or near its Peak output means its going to Run Hot.
That will end the life of a PSU faster.
Thats why its better to create a nice buffer for what you need, prolonging the life.
My thoughts at least,
Some buffer is always good, as is the quieter operation, but there are definitely diminishing returns from that approach. And there are still way too many people suggesting 750/850W PSU's for people building that "$300 computer".
Even the efficiency argument doesn't really hold true, since under the latest 80+ guidelines, PSU's can only give up a few points of efficiency at the 20% and 80% load points.
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