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Old October 24, 2009, 12:41 PM
Zero82z Zero82z is offline
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My System Specs


Originally Posted by Sushi Warrior View Post
I would say 750w=900w=1.1KW. If you look on the label, Corsair PSU's usually put out a combined wattage (all rail wattages combined) of at least 50-150w over the rated wattage. Add on peak load to that and you would be able to game (not fold, as it doesn't spike power consumption much) while drawing around a 850-900W peak load on a 750W PSU.
The combined maximum output of the PSU is not equal to the sum of the individual rails' combined maximums. And you should never exceed a PSU's rated wattage, since even if it can handle the load, chances are that several of its components are being placed under conditions exceeding their specifications which can and probably will lead to early failure.
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