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Old November 3, 2009, 06:40 PM
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I'm still waiting for Enermax's Gold 650's to show up on the market.
Why not go with a Seasonic X-650 if you want an 80Plus Gold unit? I doubt that Enermax would be any better (at best, it would be as good).
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Old November 3, 2009, 06:52 PM
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Why not go with a Seasonic X-650 if you want an 80Plus Gold unit? I doubt that Enermax would be any better (at best, it would be as good).
Impressive numbers:
Seasonic X-650 650W Review

90% to 92% for most folks running gear in the 260-550w range.

The 850HX hits 90% in the same range consistently:
Corsair HX850 850W Review
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Old November 3, 2009, 06:56 PM
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The 850HX hits 90% in the same range consistently:
Corsair HX850 850W Review
Not consistently between individual samples though, which is why Corsair had it downgraded to Silver.
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Old November 3, 2009, 09:18 PM
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My hydro bill averages around $600 to $620 every two months. I only get billed six times a year.

edit - oops, I was responding to the OP, didn't read through the digressions in the rest of the thread until after.
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Old November 3, 2009, 11:54 PM
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No, your information is very relevant.

How much of that do you think is due to your household?
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Old November 4, 2009, 06:02 AM
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Why not go with a Seasonic X-650 if you want an 80Plus Gold unit? I doubt that Enermax would be any better (at best, it would be as good).
Personal Preferance in all honesty. I don't doubt the quality of Seasonic units one bit (I am a PCP fan after all) but I prefer somethings about Enermax like their Thermal Control and Fan Control for after you shut down your rig. When two units are very similar it comes down to the small things.
Their Gold Rated PSU's are top tier, much like Seasonic. But they have a few more features that makes them more appealing to me.


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Old November 4, 2009, 06:56 AM
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I was considering using some PC to fold, and still . but last June the meter reader of Hydro-Quebec, decide to have a look in my garage by the windows ( independent meter ) , and see a bench and few PC. Now they move my electrical bill from residential to commercial. Can you believe how much Hydro Quebec is after money..... it's for my own use I do not have a computer business at home . But they said since I do not have bathroom and kitchen in the garage it's not residential.

So if I fold too much , I will see the Surete du Quebec bust my garage door , since Hydro Quebec also report people who use too much electricity…. What will be their face when they will discover that it’s for research on cancer and other sickness and not magic tomato.
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Old November 4, 2009, 07:31 AM
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Here's the power consumption numbers for the number 7 folder (in ppd) in the world, it looks quite painful.

The cost of Folding!!!! - Xtreme CPU

In US dollars, but I figured it would be useful for the database.

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keep it in US $... it's enough high like that...


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Old November 4, 2009, 08:18 AM
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Yeah, I couldn't imagine paying that much just for electricity .... I'd end up in the poor house in no time.
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