View Poll Results: Shall I keep doing that low load efficiency test?

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    Personally, I don't really care for efficiency at 50W or 100W. I', more concerned about how well the unit regulates. Yep, I'm an evil tree burner..
    Software readings are crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Nade View Post
    Personally, I don't really care for efficiency at 50W or 100W. I', more concerned about how well the unit regulates. Yep, I'm an evil tree burner..
    What he said.
    Good job, OW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOfan_1 View Post
    Notice that the picture of the unit on the back of the box, is not sleaved all the way into the housing....obviously Corsair must have seen the feedback on the web and gone back to CWT and required them to sleave all the way into the housing.
    Dunno, but to me, the unit on the packaging looks more like the HX1000, because the fan is smack in the middle, unlike on the 850. And the power button which you can almost make out, is the big chunky type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smirnoff View Post
    Dunno, but to me, the unit on the packaging looks more like the HX1000, because the fan is smack in the middle, unlike on the 850. And the power button which you can almost make out, is the big chunky type.
    You're right, the power stich also rocks horizontally instead of vertically, and the blue connectors are right next to the hardwired connectors, unlike on the HX850
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    On one hand, there's no point in being overly paranoid about a computer's power usage since it's such a meager portion of the total power usage in a household. On the other hand, the overclocking/PC enthusiast community (like the audiophile, ricer, gamer, et cetera communities) is full of idiots that deserve nothing less than to not be allowed to build systems that draw more than 250W of power. Emphasizing low load efficiency indirectly (in its own almost-insignificant way) pushes the agenda of shutting up the script kiddie overclockers. The end justifies the means for me here, so I vote yes: keep doing the low load tests.

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    2 one star reviews on newegg because it smells like paint and the moderators let that tripe get by?

    "it might have lead and be dangerous"...my guess is that author ate plenty of lead paint chips when he was a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOfan_1 View Post
    2 one star reviews on newegg because it smells like paint and the moderators let that tripe get by?

    "it might have lead and be dangerous"...my guess is that author ate plenty of lead paint chips when he was a kid.
    lol. that's the smell of factory fresh, not buying used an having it smell like an ash tray or a cat. i hope he wouldn't complain about a "new car" smell after buying one fresh off the lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sn_85 View Post
    lol. that's the smell of factory fresh, not buying used an having it smell like an ash tray or a cat. i hope he wouldn't complain about a "new car" smell after buying one fresh off the lot.

    Or buying his comprehensive sandwich and complaining it dosen't smell like socks.
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    i'm enjoying the review. thx OW !

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    great review OW!!!

    is there any chance at seeing a picture of you hotbox setup?
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