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Windows 7: graphic card recommendation

04 Nov 2009   #41
mushroomboy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
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.
Thank you, that's a good point on the psu area. I really think he should look more towards a mid range card, or get a seccond card like he has and run sli. The 9500's are cheap and both run dx10 which should be good for a couple years. =) Dropping another $50-$70 now and saving the rest wouldn't be a bad idea. Or wait till the next gen DX11's come out and drop in price.

Oh and that 200W on my previous statement was without GFX.


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23 Nov 2009   #42
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

I decided to do some system tweaking and updating. I also have found something new about this issue.

eXtreme Outer Vision - eXtreme tools for computer enthusiasts

It's a nice way to calculate PSU (rough estimate).
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