Originally posted by Lord AnthraX
I needed it because I will be powering 5 hard drives, and a Geforce 8 Card soon. Add a dual core CPU and, 2 RW drives and it's time to kiss my antec truepower 550 2.0 goodbye.
The whole point of this thread was to show you that you don't have to kiss your Antec truepower goodbye.
In the very first post, I said that a system with a Quad Core Kentsfield, 2GB RAM, a 150GB WD Raptor, and a 8800GTX consumed a total power of 273W at maximum load
. Hard Drives use ~10W each, but you can take 20W off for the Dual Core CPU compared to the Kentsfield. You still only end up around 300W of power consumption.
The Antec Truepower 550W has 2 x +12v rails with 19Amps on each of them. That means that 450W is going to your major components (CPU, Drives, Memory, etc).
Your power supply, with your new system, would be running at 66% output at that maximum load possible.
Do you honestly think that you need to upgrade with a PSU that's running at 66%? And how often do you keep your system on max load anyway? Like 10% of the time? The rest, your system's probably using like 150W or something.
Originally posted by arbol99
newegg is great with selection but im surpriced no one compares tigerdirect....ive found some good deals every now and then and you get emails of free memory and routers all the time if you buy something from there.
Because their interface is painfully bad. And they don't have nearly as much variety as Newegg does.
As for their deals, they're mostly mail-in rebates, and mail-in rebates with TigerDirect are a ride through h3ll.