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Windows 7: Huzzah! :)

27 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Huzzah! :)

Got both a new graphics and new power supply unit (the psu though is temporary as its wattage is way too high). I've heard that the graphics card is quite good although it was $230. Still, I'm excited and can't wait to use it.

Sorry for the random rant, but I just wanted to share that.

EDIT: By the way, the g/card is a NVIDIA msi GeForce N560GTX-M2D1GD5 1GB.
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27 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What do you mean by its wattage is way too high? It is much better to have a PSU capable of supplying far more power than you will ever need (and just because it says it's able to supply that amount of power doesn't mean that it has to), as it will run cooler and last longer than a PSU which only just supplies enough power for the system.
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27 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I was planning on getting a 600W and ended up being given a 1500W instead. I got it from my grandfather who couldn't find the 600W at the moment. So, he gave me the 1500W temporarily. I've also heard that the PSU brand (SHAW) isn't very reliable so I'll need to swap it out soon...

Anyway, I always though that the 1500W PSU would use up more electricity than the 600W PSU or am I mistaken? I apologise if I am; I'm still new to hardware.
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27 Jun 2011   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
I've also heard that the PSU brand (SHAW) isn't very reliable so I'll need to swap it out soon...
You heard rightly.

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Anyway, I always though that the 1500W PSU would use up more electricity than the 600W PSU or am I mistaken? I apologise if I am; I'm still new to hardware.
It depends on a units efficiency. All are rated to have their 'sweet spot' in terms of where they are their most efficient. The further away your actual power usage is from that sweet spot could result in the PSU drawing more power than is actually needed.
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