Originally posted by keyser09
wait one minute then how are all these 700 watts being sold then?youre saying like everyone is buying useless psu's?why would so many experts be "fooled" into thinking they need 700 watt psus?i dont see any major articles (official articles) on this topic this news your bringing to us-is huge why wouldnt the freakin like world stop buying 600 and above psu's then?
Because the PSU is one of the most overlooked components in a build. When people are building a gaming computer, they don't consider the PSU as a "performance factor" in the build. They figure that they can toss money at a PSU and it'll provide the power and they'll be set. How do I know? Because I used to do that, and so did the other dozens of people that I've designed computers for over the years.
Who do you consider an "expert"? Does that term mean the majority of people on XtremeSystems Forums? Because there are people there that don't understand this either. Is an "expert" a Hardware Reviewer? Not really, their job is to see how something performs, they don't necessarily have to understand how a PSU works. Another thing to note is that Hardware Reviews aim to please. You really think a [H]ardOCP review is going to say something that will make major PSU companies lose business?
I'm not asking you to trust me, oh h3ll no. I'm asking you to believe the numbers; Numbers that DailyTech is putting out. DailyTech isn't the only source, there is the [H]ardOCP review of the 8800GTX that shows the same power consumption. I would assume that other major 8800GTX reviews would show the same thing.
If you really need solid proof, here; But a Kill-A-Watt Power Meter.
Its $40, and by the looks of things, you're loaded, so it shouldn't be a problem for you. Plug that into the wall and plug the PSU cord into it, and it'll tell you how much power your system is consuming. I guarantee you that it will be less than 250W at load.
Originally posted by viperman5000
You don't have to be an [snipped] to everyone who disagrees with you or degrade them. Let's keep this "conversation" at a mature level, shall we?
Have I said anything offensive to anyone in this thread except Keyser? He and I aren't confined to this thread. Calling me names isn't going to help matters any, so I suggest you check yourself as well.
Originally posted by arbol99
i was gonna say it would be nice to get feedback to people that acctaully have questions or problems instead of spending time stroking e-peens. no one has still answered me if it would be wise to upgrade now or wait till january when all the new stuff is coming out...
i dunno how much this excitement of the new releases is hype unfortunately.
theres been alot of good feedback in this thead about power supplies though. which is allways appreciative.
How are we supposed to answer something that you haven't asked? I don't see a post by you anywhere else in this thread asking that question. Don't talk about stroking e-peens while acting like that yourself.
And I've answered every single question posted in this thread, even those by Keyser. You have a question? Ask. I'll answer. But keep your questions about upgrading in your own thread. As you said, this is a thread about Power Supplies.
Can a mod please clean up this thread a little? Just don't remove the info about PSUs please.