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Old June 8, 2009, 11:41 PM
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Yeah, that CPU was pretty weird. Even after I got the motherboard replaced, it was thermal-throttling at stock speed with a Vendetta 2 on it.
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Prime + Furmark means nothing. If you are running Furmark at a lower resolution, CPU usage will increase by quite a bit but GPU power consumption will be lower. I am still going to stick to my original statement: if you are testing a gaming system's power consumption: USE A GAME!!
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My current system can EASILY pull this from the wall. I peaked at 1383W the other day.

Wow man, I tested my toaster yesterday and that pulls 1353W at max! Your rig pulls more than that!
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Or Fold Sky.
The Highest Peek Consumption on either of my rigs is when they are Folding.
Maxes GPU/RAM/CPU.

My thoughts at least.

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Old June 9, 2009, 09:31 AM
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interesting but it would've been more accurate if current pc titles were tested as well.
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i7 920 @ 4Ghz + 2x HD4870X2 + CoolIT Boreas while playing Far Cry 2.
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ooh, how many hard drives? iirc, hard drives don't really draw more than 10W, but i'm just curious.
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Old June 9, 2009, 04:17 PM
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It is still unclear who needs those 1000W power supplies because a 750W unit is quite enough even for this very top-end configuration. A 1000W PSU is two times the required wattage, which is obviously redundant.
Already been mentioned, but it's worth mentioning many more times........

This is the final conclusion, and is based on a single vid card, stock clock computer.

Pulling 500W at stock really begs for the answer of what a machine like that would do if both the Video and CPU were overclocked (my understanding is that power usage goes up exponentially once we start to OC), and running FAH GPU + Boincing on the cores.

I'm currently running 275/280 cards in my rigs under those conditions, and while I'm comfortable with the quality 750s I'm running, I wouldn't be comfortable with anything less, and would really wonder about them if I were to add an extra vid card to each one.

The other point here is the availability of quality 500+ watt PSUs vrs 750s. If you look at the marketplace, a quality 750 can almost always be found for around the same price as a quality 600+, hence the recommendation of 750 watt PSUs is the norm.
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I always look at it what can component a do if it goes to component b and I think we can all agree a PSU going or not holding the load can do the most damage to our systems.

I'd rather go a little overboard on a PSU and feel safe that its running way under then get something that should handle it and have it running at max only to die and take half my components with it (hd's, mobo's, cpu's, dvd roms etc..)
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Soo what all this boils down to is; we still have no idea exactly the amount of power a gaming pc uses.
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this artical should have taken overclock into consideration. MY Q6600 uses like 180 total system power at full load @ 2.4ghz. but when i run 3.6, i can use 300w. this is before i got my 4870. i can max out my system at 500W right now.
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