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Old January 16, 2008, 10:20 PM
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Yeah, it's overkill. But at the very least, a lot of those 1000W+ units don't start ramping up their fan speed until past the 400-500W mark, thanks to their huge heatsinks. On the other hand, even good 600-700 W power supplies can get a little whiny at higher loads.
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Thanks for the heads-up and the jonnyguru link. We'll see how the PSU performs, since it will be part of my next build.
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Thanks for the heads-up and the jonnyguru link. We'll see how the PSU performs, since it will be part of my next build.
Personally I would avoid the strider as the platform is being pushed, I'd go for one of the SilverStone Deathlon's, now apparently theres a new 800watt one that I know little about, but the 850watt is proven based on a extremly good platform.
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But still 1200w ... :/
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But still 1,2kw ... :/
SKYMTL will probably have to correct me on this one..... but my understanding is that the further away from the rated power of a PSU you can stay, the better chance that your voltages are going to be rock steady.

Motherboards have come a long way in the last little while when it comes to the voltage regulation ccts on them so it might not be as big of a deal as it was in the past, but generally, the better regulated your Voltages are, the better chance you'll have at getting a kickass stable OC.

That's my story anywise, and I'm sticking to it...... :)

(Besides which... c'mon... it's the computer equivilant of spinal tap's Amps that go up to "11", but these PSUs actually do..... :) )
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