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by mantralord
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: GREENPEACE Green Guide to Electronics 5th ed. released
Replies: 4
Views: 3711

Re: GREENPEACE Green Guide to Electronics 5th ed. released

It's ironic to see Apple, a company that projects such a "clean" image to their products, score so low.
by mantralord
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair 750W PSU - single 12V rail @ 60A
Replies: 37
Views: 15196

I doubt the small amount of energy saved by buying a 750W PSU instead of a 400-500W will outweigh the extra waste when it ends up at a landfill. And even if systems that draw that much exist, it doesn't mean they should exist, and they are pointless for consumer applications. Ultimately this falls i...
by mantralord
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New levels of marketing stupidity - Ultra X3 1600W PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 10766

I'm guessing Patrick82 is some kind of surreal parody on the extremes and excessiveness of the hardware and audiophile communities. Also those videos on his myspace are hilarious.
by mantralord
Sun May 06, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Would more watts be better for system thats on 24/7?
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

This is one of the final points gamers/overclockers fall back to once you prove to them that their 700W PSUs aren't necessary. They will try to justify their purchase by stating that a 700W PSU will last longer than a 400W one because it is somehow being "stressed less." PSUs are not like the human ...
by mantralord
Thu May 03, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: interesting article re real world power draw of systems....
Replies: 17
Views: 6392

A fun and cynical history lesson: In the old days, when someone had an instability problem, people would actually try to individually troubleshoot each of your components on hardware forums. Most of the time, the answer to the problem was found: bad ram, unstable drivers, too high an overclock, gene...
by mantralord
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What can my Thermaltake 350W, erm, take ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2185

Keep in mind that that Thermaltake unit can actually output 300W, not 350W. Regardless, it doesn't matter, it should be able to power that system. As with any fanless PSU, insure that you have enough airflow to run it safely.
by mantralord
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12 430W Enough for this system? Overclocked?
Replies: 13
Views: 4985

The increase in power draw from overclocking is highly overrated.
by mantralord
Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: interesting article re real world power draw of systems....
Replies: 17
Views: 6392

It's not a great article anyway, but as mentioned, it will be ignored by every gamer/overclocker out there, much like the "inconvenient" parts of this entire site. Here is an example of a typical thread in an overclocker forum: Person 1: I'm looking for a quite [sic] 600W+ power supply for my C2D sy...
by mantralord
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2000W external PSU spotted
Replies: 30
Views: 9889

kaange wrote:How about this PSU?

It is supposed to power up to 6 PCs but why???
UP TO six? That thing can likely provide power for well over 40 PCs.


Also: ahahaha april fools
by mantralord
Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2000W external PSU spotted
Replies: 30
Views: 9889

Can we stop with the stupid car analogies? The truth is that nobody in the world needs more than a good 500W power supply for their PCs.
by mantralord
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Careful with how you store your old PSUs
Replies: 14
Views: 4783

Yeah, the fuses are usually on the input stage in place of actual over current protection. Also keeping the PSU seperate of other components is good advice.
by mantralord
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS460 compatible with C2D rig?
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Re: Seasonic SS460 compatible with C2D rig?

More like 200W.
by mantralord
Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I really wish Seasonic offers PSUs w/14cm fan & bling-b
Replies: 37
Views: 9931

The amount of "aesthetics" on a power supply is inversely proportional to the intelligence of its owner.
by mantralord
Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 430: a shrill implement of torture?
Replies: 22
Views: 7147

Oscillator wrote:
creative writing on the internet: waste
well, by such an arbitrary meter, any given action can be differentially construed as 'wasteful', by how its costs scale across a broad spectra of emergent energy niches. :P
who are you calling emergent!? :evil:
by mantralord
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OMG, a 2000W power supply
Replies: 45
Views: 15181

It's a conspiracy, probably.
by mantralord
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OMG, a 2000W power supply
Replies: 45
Views: 15181

Well, I'm pretty sure you have already seen this article, but I'd like to link it anyway, just for the record & more people to enjoy. A truly beefy machine on a 500W PSU. Can it be? CPU 3.2 GHz Core 2 QX6700 GPU 2 x 614 MHz GF8800GTX Mainboard nForce 680i Peak FP DP CPU 51.2 GFLOPs Peak FP SP GPU 1...
by mantralord
Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OMG, a 2000W power supply
Replies: 45
Views: 15181

jaganath wrote:this thread has gone way off-topic.....
Well, incorrectly ending your sentence with ellipsis doesn't help.
by mantralord
Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OMG, a 2000W power supply
Replies: 45
Views: 15181

peteamer wrote: Pete
Welp, I was using wikipedia for research. Still, the performance-per-watt must be terrible when compared to BlueGene.
by mantralord
Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OMG, a 2000W power supply
Replies: 45
Views: 15181

overclockers and gamers may strain the electricity grid for a few hours a day, but i think in the long run, people like me contribute more to greenhouse emissions. this is what runs at my house 24/7... for my whole family, of course. 1 x fileserver 1 x HTPC 2 x desktops all of them folding@home. Is...
by mantralord
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 430: a shrill implement of torture?
Replies: 22
Views: 7147

creative writing on the internet: waste
by mantralord
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OMG, a 2000W power supply
Replies: 45
Views: 15181

I'm not entirely sure this is sarcasm... Just in case: gamers get the blame of a lot of things lately. I say, blame the car drivers (for example). For the heat a car generates in half an hour, someone could play games for a week (not considering exhaust gases that contribute as well) and still not ...
by mantralord
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OMG, a 2000W power supply
Replies: 45
Views: 15181

But don't common household devices (like kettles and electric showers) use more than this? (for ex. see http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/facts ) Maybe, but people can't use those things to post retarded YouTube videos, create annoying MySpace profiles, or write a Wikipedia article about nose bleeds that ...
by mantralord
Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What does coil whine sound like?
Replies: 7
Views: 3093

It sounds like that high pitched sound you hear when your ears ring, except pulsating on and off very rapidly (say, 60 hz). If your ears have never rung then I guess this post won't be very useful 8)
by mantralord
Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How powerful a PSU will I need for my new P180 system build?
Replies: 5
Views: 4300

Re: How powerful a PSU will I need for my new P180 system bu

I wouldn't be surprised if the 330W Seasonic powered all of that just fine, especially in a case with a thermal zone for the PSU like the P180.
by mantralord
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Article: Why 99% of Power Supply Reviews Are Wrong
Replies: 9
Views: 2479

In my opinion, all of these "proper" PSU reviews popping up like JonnyGuru aren't really helping anything at all. The vast majority of them test 700W+ power supplies, and of course recommend them, thus perpetuating the myth that a system draws 500W+ of power. Frankly, I would rather have people buyi...
by mantralord
Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power and Cooling Products
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

You still don't need 750W, and frankly, I think the power supply is the last thing you should worry about being loud with a system like that. Also, unless you have some sort of duct to feed fresh air into the PSU all the time, the heat from those components will likely ramp up the PSU fan anyway.
by mantralord
Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Zalman 600W Modular PSU
Replies: 57
Views: 34901

thats what I like about SPCR forums...nobody really has a clue..... Just becuase you don`t understand why something is done is no reason to call it bling...... You peps really amaze me.... Wait for the reviews to come out before trying to make sense of what is very obvious to me that you peeps know...
by mantralord
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run? Dream on! (G80 Pics)
Replies: 21
Views: 6205

The people who buy these cards are idiots anyway. Gaming. God I hate that word. Gaming. Fatal1ty.


*shudder*
by mantralord
Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SeaSonic S12-430, better on so many fronts!
Replies: 6
Views: 2510

As mentioned, while the Seasonic is more efficient, most of the extra battery time you got was from the Active PFC.
by mantralord
Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Element 500 - new silent/efficiency king?
Replies: 32
Views: 20035

Since very few people will ever reach 400W, I doubt the fan will run at full speed. However, I doubt even more than it will run quietly.