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    Quote Originally Posted by StormShadow View Post
    I had read about the RM550x and you're right, it's super quiet and the price is good, but if the wattage is indeed enough(?)
    Gaming power consumption is around 350W, peak power consumption around 450W, so yes more then you need actually.

    the PSU would be being pushed much harder than it's much more expensive big brothers.
    Your not gonna push a high-end power supply hard at 100% load, that's where is was made for. The components in a high-end power supply are heavily overrated and because of that they can deliver 100% load over a very long time.

    10 year warranty is good, having to pay 1/3+ the cost of the unit for shipping the RMA isn't You know, the cost difference between the 550 and 650 is about the shipping cost... lol hmm, and I do have a lifetime warranty on that GPU hehe..
    You can always have a bad PSU, but buying a more overkill PSU won't change that.

    Quote Originally Posted by StormShadow View Post
    Ack.. you quoted me confusing different samples at cybenetics and then finding out that Tom's seems to be using cybenetics results!
    It's one and the same person who is behind both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Gaming power consumption is around 350W, peak power consumption around 450W, so yes more then you need actually.


    Your not gonna push a high-end power supply hard at 100% load, that's where is was made for. The components in a high-end power supply are heavily overrated and because of that they can deliver 100% load over a very long time.


    You can always have a bad PSU, but buying a more overkill PSU won't change that.


    It's one and the same person who is behind both.
    You sure make it difficult to argue It's got my eye as the quietest, but I also want to be able to expand. When the mining price hike wears off 1070s are going to be dirt cheap, and 480s.. what's cheaper than dirt? sand? So as they are I think a bit over half of the 390 consumption, would a pair of either of them be fine on a this power supply also? I kind of want you to say yes so I can get the 550x, but also no too so I'm forced to spend more and I can get one with an "i" on the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post


    It's one and the same person who is behind both.
    That would explain the identical acoustic isolation test setup
    Last edited by StormShadow; 10-28-2017 at 02:30 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormShadow View Post
    You sure make it difficult to argue It's got my eye as the quietest, but I also want to be able to expand. When the mining price hike wears off 1070s are going to be dirt cheap, and 480s.. what's cheaper than dirt? sand? So as they are I think a bit over half of the 390 consumption, would a pair of either of them be fine on a this power supply also?
    Yes, without overclocking. But you sure you want that? Both nVidia and AMD are saying goodbye to SLI and CrossFire.

    And DX12 multi GPU is good on paper, but almost non existing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Yes, without overclocking. But you sure you want that? Both nVidia and AMD are saying goodbye to SLI and CrossFire.

    And DX12 multi GPU is good on paper, but almost non existing.
    I'm almost sure I don't I'm thinking ahead to Mgpu, like Ashes of the Singularity is "birthing" (lol). Two of ANY GPUs ( I think it's limited to 2, not sure) combined compute power and VRAM. Even in it's infancy it's impressive. Maybe not enough to buy two cards for it just yet, but if you have one and want a new one, instead of removing the old less powerful one you just move it down a slot

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    I see a lot of refurbished PSUs, just wanna be sure, supremely bad idea right?

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    It depends one the price difference and warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    It depends one the price difference and warranty.
    huge price difference (30-50%), same 30 day if it dies warranty, 10% of manufacturer's warranty (1 year)... that's sketchy to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormShadow View Post
    Also many people are reporting that they fail - and take components with them! I think one was reported exploding lol(newegg). I worry, other PSU don't have so many scary reviews.
    Other PSUs haven't sold in as large of quantity either. A few thousand a week, you're bound to have one or two fail.

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    I'm stupid, the HX/RMi PSUs need a corsair link.. never gonna be worth it to just keep the PSU fan running, since my mobo controls the rest of the fans.. yay moar powar for mee
    EDIT: unless the fan bearings are that much better?
    Last edited by StormShadow; 10-29-2017 at 09:33 AM. Reason: after thought

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