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Windows 7: Article: Power Consumption of Contemporary Graphics Cards

17 Feb 2012   #11

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

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I vote the Layback Bear method the winner !

I started using CoolerMaster GX750W's after I saw some dude on YouTube starting a car with the 12V line

Funny I have the 700 watt extreme one rail 52 amps

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17 Feb 2012   #12

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

The other advantage is longevity vs capacitor aging.

A power supply steadily decreases in output and efficiency over it's lifetime. So if you buy a "just-enough" supply today you will hit the failure point sooner rather than later, and that does not include any upgrades or additions. So you end up replacing supplies to keep a rig going.

Buying a "too-large" supply has a higher initial cost, but it is still cheaper than buying two small supplies. IMO.

I've got a couple of 11 year old rigs here still humming away on their original "too-large" supplies.
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17 Feb 2012   #13
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit

The problems/debates doesn't come from the senior members it's more from the "one post wonders"
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19 Feb 2012   #14
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

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6/ Conclusion. 850W power supply of quality brand name 80+ Gold.
Just recently came to same conclusion and replaced TX650W (little over 2 years of 24/7 use, after uprading HD5770 to factory overclocked GTX560Ti, coils(or something else) started making funny noises under max load) with AX850. Now it's completely silent and completely modular, too
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19 Feb 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Seams like you caught in time before more damage was done.
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19 Feb 2012   #16
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

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Seams like you caught in time before more damage was done.
Yep. At first i wasn't completely sure what started making noises (new video card, almost new mobo, psu, fans...) but since i was planning for some time to get modular psu i started troubleshooting with new psu and that was it.
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