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    Seasonic Fanless X-520FLII 520W Passive Power Supply (yummy!)

    Fan-less, fully modular, platinum and 7 year warranty...

    I'm just gonna say this is really awesome without knowing the MSRP.

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    Not only that, but it protects you from feral Steam Sales. 400w looks to be $120, 520w looks to be $150.

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    Thinking about one or similar for my HTPC, as now my old PSU is the noisiest component! Airflow can be an issue though I guess.

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    *goes to find his "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY" meme picture*

    That is a pretty awesome piece of kit there.
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    It baffles me that people look at this, and their response is "don't buy this if you use 300-500w, you need 1000w powersupply"

    ...Yes. If you were perpetually at max load. At idle you're more like 200w, if even that...

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    Throws money at screen but nothing happening yet lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    It baffles me that people look at this, and their response is "don't buy this if you use 300-500w, you need 1000w powersupply"

    ...Yes. If you were perpetually at max load. At idle you're more like 200w, if even that...
    I think the component that draws the most power when my PC is idling is probably the caviar blue. I'd be surprised if the total idle draw was more than 50-60W.
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    Any good software to measure btw?

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    No idea, just going off the idle power draw ratings on the box for my stuff
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    Man, I was considering a fanless PSU some time ago to replace my AX1200 but I really don't think my 800D would play well with this. I guess if I cut a vent in the midpanel divider above the PSU, that'd be suitable - wouldn't even need to put any mesh over it, but it'd also ruin the looks of the case if done wrong. If I did that, my GPU would be able to assist with airflow being how close it is (I've got it running right near the bottom of the case with enough room to draw air in, as opposed to running it near to the CPU and giving boatloads of heat to it from the back of the card).

    I'm not even sure if the 900D would be suitable with it's side-standing PSU slots. I mean, my current system draws less than 450W at load, and so my AX1200 is mostly going to waste (even if it wasn't last year), and this one would be perfect.

    If I was going to sink $150/£150 (taxlol) on something new, it'd go towards getting a second Shimian monitor or a case with better ventilation (not the 900D, that's pretty much double the price of this PSU and so not really even close to consideration).
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    Just incase anyone want's this psu ncix already has it http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=79065
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    I think the component that draws the most power when my PC is idling is probably the caviar blue. I'd be surprised if the total idle draw was more than 50-60W.
    The Caviar Blue 1GB idles at around 5W, I bet both your GPU and CPU use more power than that in idle.
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    Not enough headroom wattage for my setup I don't think. Hopefully we see higher wattage fanless power supplies in the near future. My Seasonic X-650 is fine enough for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    The Caviar Blue 1GB idles at around 5W, I bet both your GPU and CPU use more power than that in idle.
    2500K Idle wattage is in the region of 12-13W. It's not possible to truly idle them even in a fresh Windows install but it's close enough. It might seem like it's not possible for it to be that low, but when you consider it's essentially running at 1.6Ghz and lower voltage, it doesn't seem so crazy. At load, it's very rare for a SB chip to exceed 100W even when overclocked. For example, my peak draw from my 2600K (with HT disabled) at 4.3Ghz (1.31V) is around 80W.

    A stock 2600K doesn't draw 95W (since that's TDP, not power consumption), but more in the region of 60-70W (but needs 95W of cooling potential to remain within thermal limits due to the inefficiencies with IC's - i.e. below the point where it'd shutdown to protect itself and/or prevent a fire starting). Start to overclock, and ~50% of the extra wattage drawn goes into the board (since it's not just the chip you stress, but the chipset too) with the rest going to the CPU.

    I'd warrant the same could be said for the GPU, though it's probably in the region of 30W or so.
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    12W for the CPU, 30W for the GPU, plus a couple of watts for hard-drives, keyboard LEDs, motherboard chipset...that is still around 50W total. Which is hardly anything when you think about it.

    What are the conditions required for "long idle"? Because the box my graphics card came in says it drops down to under 3W when "long idled".
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    Pretty nice pretty nice, I wonder if it could hold up here in Brazil during summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    12W for the CPU, 30W for the GPU, plus a couple of watts for hard-drives, keyboard LEDs, motherboard chipset...that is still around 50W total. Which is hardly anything when you think about it.

    What are the conditions required for "long idle"? Because the box my graphics card came in says it drops down to under 3W when "long idled".
    That is when your screen goes into power saving mode or something like that.

    Meanwhile under the so-called “long idle” scenario with a blank monitor, the 7000 series continues to cement its lead. Officially all Southern Islands cards have a long idle power consumption level of <3W since they should all be using the same PCIe controller to keep a heartbeat going, however we’re finding there is a difference, even between the 7750 and 7770. The 7770 consumes 3W less than the 7900 series, meanwhile the 7750W consumes another 3W less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    *goes to find his "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY" meme picture*

    That is a pretty awesome piece of kit there.
    Haha exactly my thoughts I don't care it cost extra... They really provide some great units.
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    I used the 460 fanless in a build and I was really amazed by how it preforms. I think this 520 will be the staple if your wanting to build a silent pc and are just not sure the 460 is not enough but we all know a 460 is plenty for most non dual GPU setups.

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