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by Bobert
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply
Replies: 23
Views: 10246

Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

The efficiency is insane, however so is the price. I guess with no competition though it's kinda expected the price will be high.

I'd probably pick one of these up in a year or two when the price drops to $70 or $80 when competition is stronger. That is unless something better shows up. :D
by Bobert
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Tower
Replies: 44
Views: 24618

Re: Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Tower

Black one looks a lot better than the silver/white combo.
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by Bobert
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Tower
Replies: 44
Views: 24618

Re: Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Tower

Looks like a dirty clothes hamper. Not a fan of the design at all. :?
by Bobert
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell Professional P2411H 24 inch
Replies: 0
Views: 852

Dell Professional P2411H 24 inch

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=320-9327 I picked up this monitor and have been using it a couple days. Thought some would be interested here since this monitor is LED and sips power (EPEAT Gold). Highest brightness (100) it pulls 22w from the wall, de...
by Bobert
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HTPC high power usage when OFF
Replies: 28
Views: 4767

Re: HTPC high power usage when OFF

Freeco I have the same board and processor with a Corsair VX450 and doing a complete shutdown the computer uses 1 watt from the wall. If using the standby feature it uses 3 watts. Not sure but could be your mobo or possibly PSU. I have some older PSU's that when shut down use around 4 to 5 watts but...
by Bobert
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80Plus Platinum (115v) finally exists
Replies: 20
Views: 5049

Delta has a platinum rated supply now as well (1U but hey better than nothing). Gold is now only second best. :oops: :lol:
http://80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_reports/ ... Report.pdf
by Bobert
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H55M-E33 power consumption with BIOS 1.8
Replies: 0
Views: 1743

MSI H55M-E33 power consumption with BIOS 1.8

I just tried BIOS 1.8 on my MSI H55M-E33 and the power consumption is whack on my i3 530. It idles a full 10-11 watts higher with BIOS 1.8 looking at my Kill-A-Watt. Even the CPU is hotter during idle about 5 degrees Celsius. This is with optimized BIOS defaults with just a few tweaks, so there is s...
by Bobert
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 39135

Idle power consumption for the MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC is very good for the performance. Be nice to see how other GTX 460 cards compare.

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by Bobert
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Athlon II x2 240 VS Intel i3 530 for low power HTPC
Replies: 1
Views: 4098

I went back and forth between the Athlon II 240 and i3 530 and ended up going with i3 but for slightly different reasons. I tend to keep a system till it's almost unusable then upgrade, so I went with i3 because I felt it would have longer legs than the Athlon II as time marched on. The i3 does have...
by Bobert
Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dell H255E 255W 80+ Silver PSU
Replies: 23
Views: 16150

Thanks for this review! I've been looking around for an ATX PSU that would bring my i3 530 down into the ~25w range and this unit looks like it might be a winner. Right now I'm using an overpowered Corsair VX450 which idles around 32w which is ok, but not optimal. Looks like I won't have to mod the ...
by Bobert
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Cost Justifying the Move to Clarkdale CPUs
Replies: 32
Views: 13455

How many watts difference in energy usage is there between:
(a) a standard H55 1156 socket mother board with a Clarkdale chip, using the Clarkdale video capability
vs.
(b) that same motherboard using a Radeon 5450 video card
In round numbers probably 10w difference AC.
by Bobert
Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 5126

Hook up a second monitor and idle power consumption jumps 80w with 90c temps. This thing will make a nice space heater under the desk.

Go here. I need 3 posts before I can link (remove space) :lol: :
legitreviews .com/article/1258/15/
by Bobert
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH55TC vs. MSI H55M-E33 for lowest power consumption?
Replies: 19
Views: 13908

I put together MSI H55M-E33 + i3 530 with 4GB (2x2GB) 1.5v rated Corsair RAM, oldish NEC DVD-RW drive (IDE), Samsung EcoGreen 1TB, and my idle power consumption with an overpowered VX450 Corsair PSU was consistently 32w. When I would step away for 5 minutes or so it would dip to 31w and occasionally...