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Windows 7: graphic card recommendation

03 Nov 2009   #31
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

And yet production here caries on very well. I don't need a 7 WEI score to be productive and game either. GTAIV is the only game I can't play that I want. And my pc functions as a perfectly awesome home based studio. My productivity lacks nothing using it.


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04 Nov 2009   #32
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

ok so I think i'm gonna buy this tomorrow

Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Could anything in my case be harmed with this much power? I'll just get a PSU now, then a new graphics card in 2 weeks.
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04 Nov 2009   #33
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Your system will only draw the power it needs. No such thing as too much of a psu.
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04 Nov 2009   #34
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

With the newer advances of GFX/Physics engins the cpu isn't really going to be the big dog like it used to be. I run a 2.2G cpu and I can play a lot of games on high resolutions and high settings. I'm using an 8800GS...

System:
AMD64 1.8@2.2
GeForce 8800GS
Kingston 1G RAM
Seagate 160G HDD
SoundBlaster Live!
Epox EP-8NPA Motherboard

So what your saying is my computer sucks?

I would say he should just get a budget card and save for a major overhaul. You can build a new tower for under 300 and possibly even get a quad core for roughly the same price you just need to know how to do it.

As for power supplies... It's not so much the watt as it is the amps that really matter...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341023
+3.3V@30A,+5V@28A,+12V@56A,-12V@0.5A,+5VSB@4A

That +12V rail at 56A is a beast... If you can get 20A+ on the 12V rail and at least 2 rails then your set really. You also shouldn't need more than a 550W PSU. The math for it is simple:

GFX 135W
CPU 70W
HDD 9W?

Basically you can add up all the W usage from part to part and just get that covered. Really with 2 GFX cards and 2HDD and 2 CD/DVD you shouldn't get more than 550W. 2 GFX cards alone should MAX at 300W? That's crazy high, and 200W for HDD/Mobo/CPU/DVD/CD is PLENTY!!! All in all you really only need 550W PSU with a 12V rail at 20+ Amps. Don't buy into this bull**** of enormous power supplies, it's just like your making up for something that isn't their...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Your system will only draw the power it needs. No such thing as too much of a psu.
True, but why pay for what you won't use? I've used my 450W for over 5 years now without any problems, I don't see why I should even get a new one any time soon. I even use the 24pin adapter cause it's that old and it's still a BEAST!
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04 Nov 2009   #35
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
True, but why pay for what you won't use?
Because if you buy a good enough one, it will never fail from running too close to spec. Plus, when you upgrade years down the road, it will still be usable.
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04 Nov 2009   #36
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
True, but why pay for what you won't use?
Because if you buy a good enough one, it will never fail from running too close to spec. Plus, when you upgrade years down the road, it will still be usable.

thats what i was thinking. It will run more efficiently. I read somewhere that I should look for 30a on the 12v rail and that was the only one I saw at/over 30a
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04 Nov 2009   #37
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Consider the simple electrolytic capacitor, for example. Run one near spec with regards to heat and it's not going to be so well in short time.

Run one far cooler than spec, it will last exponentially longer.
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04 Nov 2009   #38
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

it will last longer, but I don't think we'll be needing 700W+ psu's that soon, since the real goal is to make more run on less. =P I just don't see the point in spending 150+ on a psu that I won't need for 10 years

but I'm not saying you shouldn't, do what your comfterable I'm just trying to help people realize how power consumption works. Since most of your computer parts won't ever use more than 200W
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04 Nov 2009   #39
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

See graphics alone, how much.

Please stop misinformation on such a wonderful forum.



The Truth About Graphics Power Requirements V2 - Graphic Hardware - Forums - www.atomicmpc.com.au
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04 Nov 2009   #40
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

PSUs run most efficiently at 50-75% load. The energy efficiency of power supplies drops significantly at low loads. It is a good idea to buy a power supply such that the typical load wattage from the computer is 60% of the rated value of the PSU provided the maximum load wattage does not exceed the rated value of the PSU. Many OEMs design systems around this idea.
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