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    Even if the computer can draw 600W under 100% load (which it will never be running at), most of the time it will be idling around 80W, can't imagine it needing more than 400 when gaming.
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    Since we're a bit on PSU topic right now....

    I currently have a TX750w, (that I got for free 4 years ago with my old PC) non modular... lots of extra wires clogging up space and stuff... corsair really put LOTS of connectors on this one...


    I don't really care for price.. Need something FULLY modular (because it obviously looks better finished ;D).. and I was looking directly at corsair website for an AX750 and individual sleeved cables...

    I plan on o/c'ing my cpu as much as I can (hopefully up to the 5.0 club ;D), so should I get a smaller PSU, stick with a 750 or what? (probably by next summer, SLI setup)
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    650w should cover SLI GTX 670, landing somewhere at <70%.

    But really, this is not a quick question, quick solution thread. Make a new thread instead, or join the chat thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    or join the chat thread.
    Just a suggestion but could the mods move it over to this forum? A lot of people probably don't even know there's a general computer chat thread since it's all the way in the Fun Stuff forum and it would be easier for people to just ask in there if it was actually on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristie View Post
    Just a suggestion but could the mods move it over to this forum? A lot of people probably don't even know there's a general computer chat thread since it's all the way in the Fun Stuff forum and it would be easier for people to just ask in there if it was actually on this forum.
    No.
    There's a sticky, that should be enough.
    Besides, as a chat thread, it's more apt for fun stuff.
    Also, post counts don't count in Fun Stuff, which is another advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristie View Post
    Just a suggestion but could the mods move it over to this forum? A lot of people probably don't even know there's a general computer chat thread since it's all the way in the Fun Stuff forum and it would be easier for people to just ask in there if it was actually on this forum.
    Truthfully I did not know there was a chat thread until today...>.<
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    Stop complaining about PSU's being overkill, sometimes they come in at a good price point, on more than one occasion i have seen the AX850 on sale for the same price as the 750, and there is nothing wrong with tons of overkill, 750/850 may be overkill for a quadcore/670, but it's not overkill for a quadcore/sli, there is nothing more upsetting than to get a new GPU or second GPU only to find out after it arrives that you are a few amps short on your PSU

    nor can you point to efficiency loss, if you really care about those 50 or so watts you are wasting by not being in the optimal power range, shut off a light somewhere
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    Sorry about the bright screens haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    Stop complaining about PSU's being overkill, sometimes they come in at a good price point, on more than one occasion i have seen the AX850 on sale for the same price as the 750, and there is nothing wrong with tons of overkill, 750/850 may be overkill for a quadcore/670, but it's not overkill for a quadcore/sli, there is nothing more upsetting than to get a new GPU or second GPU only to find out after it arrives that you are a few amps short on your PSU

    nor can you point to efficiency loss, if you really care about those 50 or so watts you are wasting by not being in the optimal power range, shut off a light somewhere
    Im in agreement with this, i dont know why people are so crazy about having the perfect psu in these forums. If you get a nice price just go overkill and dont worry about it at all.

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    @to make it officially "gaming" i present sc2 on native res(yes 1920x1080) with medium settings


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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Also, post counts don't count in Fun Stuff, which is another advantage.
    Sure they don't count.

    But I still hit 10k+! ;D

    Thought this was in Fun-stuff.... now I see it's not. wtffff.

    Lucifuriex, your monitors look... oddly bright. x_x

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    @to make it officially "gaming" i present sc2 on native res(yes 1920x1080) with medium settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    Stop complaining about PSU's being overkill, sometimes they come in at a good price point, on more than one occasion i have seen the AX850 on sale for the same price as the 750, and there is nothing wrong with tons of overkill, 750/850 may be overkill for a quadcore/670, but it's not overkill for a quadcore/sli, there is nothing more upsetting than to get a new GPU or second GPU only to find out after it arrives that you are a few amps short on your PSU

    nor can you point to efficiency loss, if you really care about those 50 or so watts you are wasting by not being in the optimal power range, shut off a light somewhere
    The more I am reading this thread the more I'm thinking this too! I'm not sure I understand the argument.. can anything actually go wrong by having a PSU that has reserves of power or is it just about getting systems absolutely perfect?

    Like, if you buy a larger PSU won't that just cover you pretty much forever no matter how power hungry a system you make in the future? Seems like it would be economical. Or does it cost significantly more on your electricity bill to run a larger PSU?

    I could understand suggesting that a 10,000TB hard drive might be overkill, but it seems like the go-to critique is suggesting a 650 watt PSU instead of a 700 watt PSU.

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    You are all welcome to make a thread about it. This thread is about peoples and yours gaming computers.

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    Alright, so following up from previously, the Corsair C70 really does shine and look so much better with an 'actual' side window, imo It looks even nicer now.

    Acrylic panel + a trip to my friend's DIY workshop + 30mins =



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    Nice cable management Drak, certainly better than mine. :P
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    Wow, that improved it alright.

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    Just got my case today and just got it almost finished. Just need to tie down the cables in the back and make sure there's no way I can hide the other cables or just sleeve them all white, I haven't decided yet.

    Next upgrade on my list is to upgrade these two crappy ass 22" monitors to 24" or bigger and to replace all the fans with white led fans just need to wait for my paycheck to buy those next week. Other than that I think it's fine. Once I'm completely finished, cables will be tied off in the back and it'll move to the desk on the left. And this case is so damn heavy, I pulled a muscle in my shoulder lifting it. I know, I know, I need to exercise more

    Oh and, I WANT A GTX670 IN SLIT NAO!


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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    new addition, figured it has some place here :P
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