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    I'm planning on doing an build with an Ultra...

    I'm planning on doing an build with an Ultra Microfly case (and the included PSU) and a 7600GT for the wife and kids ;)
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    Just a thought Jonny.......for your reviews of...

    Just a thought Jonny.......for your reviews of some of the "big gun" PSUs.....what about a "commentary/thoughts" on the bigger picture being discussed here? Or maybe even a separate article? It's...
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    Some of this discussion is beyond my knowledge...

    Some of this discussion is beyond my knowledge but I do get the gist of what's being debated. So while my Seasonic 650w is not "necessary" it is a good idea because it likely won't be taxed very...
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    Well, I've certainly learned a bunch so far in...

    Well, I've certainly learned a bunch so far in this topic, that's good!!

    Ya, I doubt I'd ever "fully load" during normal operations. Running dual primes, Super-Pi 32M, and 3DMark06 all...
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    John, ya my vCore is about 1.400 AFAIK. So your...

    John, ya my vCore is about 1.400 AFAIK. So your math calcs seem to be very close to my measured number. So I guess that's reassuring.

    My PSU is a Seasonic Energy Plus 650w, so it's no slouch,...
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    Kill-A-Watt numbers seem low....?

    Wanted to measure the power draw of my system, so I bought a Kill-A-Watt digital meter as recommended by Jonny. Awesome, seems to work fine. Except my numbers seem rather "low" in my opinion. I...
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    Thanks Jonny! I'll look more into those devices...

    Thanks Jonny! I'll look more into those devices and see which would work best for what I need.

    Much appreciated.
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    Determining power draw on a system?

    I see a bunch of reviews (mostly for graphics cards) that state the total system power draw.....to compare how power hungry a particular card or component is.

    How is that total power draw...
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    I suppose I could use a main power extension to...

    I suppose I could use a main power extension to reach if cable management becomes a problem.........?
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    Seasonic cable lengths with Antec P180

    A different type of question regarding a PSU.........

    I'm planning on doing a "silent" build, VERY clean wiring, quality work all around the inside of the case. It'll be an Antec P180 case with a...
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    Us Canucks get screwed with the shipping costs...

    Us Canucks get screwed with the shipping costs and customs. Ends up being no deal at all :(

    Kudos to you Yanks tho, that's a helluva deal!
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    Yeah, after alot of research I'm REALLY liking...

    Yeah, after alot of research I'm REALLY liking that PSU....quality, efficiency, noise levels, durability, etc. :)

    Well, unless anyone else has any contrary info or suggestions, it looks like the...
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    More of an expert than I am ;) Will it be...

    More of an expert than I am ;)

    Will it be enough to add another 8800GTS though? That's what has me worried. I may add a mid-range DX10 card instead of a GTS, but not sure at this point. It...
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    Seasonic 650w enough power?

    Was thinking of getting a Seasonic Energy Plus 650w for a system upgrade. The specs will be:

    -overclocked 6300 CPU
    -1 optical drive
    -3 hard drives @ 7200rpm
    -500L/hr liquid cooling system (CPU...
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    Probably out of my price range.........and probably too noisy I would imagine. Maybe I'll stick with buying a standard "desktop gaming PSU".........
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    The depth of the card already will hit alot of...

    The depth of the card already will hit alot of HDD cages in standard ATX cases. Putting the PCI-e plugs at the end of the card would ensure that it will not fit into ANY standard ATX cases unless it...
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    Wow, that's a real kick in the PR groin to Nvidia.

    Wow, that's a real kick in the PR groin to Nvidia.
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    Well, I've checked prices here in Canada on the...

    Well, I've checked prices here in Canada on the Seasonic Energy series and I must say I'm quite relieved (and surprise) that they are not THAT expensive.....at least not what I had imagined.

    If so...
  19. I'm NOT being sarcastic here, but which ones do...

    I'm NOT being sarcastic here, but which ones do you consider to be the pinnacle? Yes, I'm a noob, so I'm trying to learn, and will soon be in the market for a new PSU and am looking to get something...
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    Now THIS is some great discussion, glad I came...

    Now THIS is some great discussion, glad I came here....straight to the point info, no lollygagging around (did I just USE that word?!?) :D

    Ok, lemme ask this:

    Is the S12 built in the same...
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    Nice. But I'm actually not set on the...

    Nice. But I'm actually not set on the Silverstone.....though I do like their Temjin TJ05 mid-tower case ;)

    I'll check out the Corsair some more. Thanks for the input, much appreciated. If...
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    Nice to get some quick, straight, and informative...

    Nice to get some quick, straight, and informative answers....some of the other forums I visit (*names withheld*) give me nothing but noob answers or things that are off-topic.......so thank you so...
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    The developers of Half Life 2 were recently...

    The developers of Half Life 2 were recently interviewed on their opinions of the impact of quad core on gaming, and they stated they have already begun moving their game development to a quad-core...
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    Ya, I had this same issue and contacted Nvidia...

    Ya, I had this same issue and contacted Nvidia directly to confirm:

    A single card can run dual monitors, but only in NON-SLI mode. Once you engage SLI, it will only run ONE monitor, regardless of...
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    Good (and quiet) PSU to handle 8800GTX

    A few people over at Anandtech recommended this site, and after looking around and reading some reviews, it seems I've come to the right place. Very impressive!!

    I know this may be a bit...
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