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Ah, is that why the damn thing's so thirsty? It makes sense, but I still don't like it.

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Here are some interesting findings with some different PSUs. My system is:

X2 3800+ @ 2.8Ghz
2GB DDR500
7900GTO SLI
Samsung Spinpoint 250GB
Pioneer DVD drive

Under Full Load with Gamexstream 700W: 294W

Under Full Load with Antec SmartPower 450W: 286W

So the SP-450 has a higher effeciency than the GameXstream?
I'm thinking that it is because of the Gamexstream not even using 1/2 of its power while the SP-450's effeciency goes up at the higher outputs.
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So the SP-450 has a higher effeciency than the GameXstream?
I'm thinking that it is because of the Gamexstream not even using 1/2 of its power while the SP-450's effeciency goes up at the higher outputs.
I have seen a number of PSU that have bell shaped effciency curves so it isn't that uncommon.
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I have seen a number of PSU that have bell shaped effciency curves so it isn't that uncommon.
Correct.

But don't call it a bell curve because people will flame you because it's not a perfect bell.

People flame for the stupidest reasons.

What do you want me to call it? ┐Curva del Mesa?
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Correct.

But don't call it a bell curve because people will flame you because it's not a perfect bell.

People flame for the stupidest reasons.

What do you want me to call it? ┐Curva del Mesa?
Yeah I guess people like those that go on and on how the manufacturer of a unit isn't important (but their favorite brand wouldn't be caught dead having a lesser quality company manufacturer their supplies) would be all over that wagon.
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I'm glad to see the Kill-A-Watt finally being used to prove that most people don't actually need 600W+, but, predictably, the new battle will be convincing the idiots/"n00bs" that the numbers aren't the wattage their PSU is delivering, but the total wattage their PSU draws from the wall.
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Of course, I don't have a Kill-A-Watt, but I think my Weibo will do the trick just fine.....

Asus L1N64-SLI
Two FX74 CPU's
4GB DDR2-1000 (4 x 1GB sticks)
Two eVGA 8800GTX
Two Seagate Barracude 7200.10 750GB drives
BenQ DVD640
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From the wall: 636.9W
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Just hit 794.9W from the wall during 3DM'06.
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