Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by John, May 14, 2010.
Whahaha, I don't think using 10/20% of your PSU is good for the efficienty :heh:
The PSU only gives what the compnents need.
I know but most PSU's are the most efficient if the components use 80% of it's maximum power
so if your system needs 400 watts a 500 watt psu is the best choise
a system using 200 watts with a 500 watt psu uses less power than the 400 watt system but would use less power with a 250 watt psu.
I might be reading this wrong, but I don't think you under stand the way it works.
Getting a PSU thats bigger then what you need it always recommended, but the efficiency of the unit does not mean it wont pull the right amount from the outlet.
What I mean is that most psu's work at their highest efficiency when they deliver 50% (I know I said 80% but I looked in to it and it is 50%) of their maximum power. So if you use a 1000 watt psu in a system that at it's maximum need 200 watts that won't be as efficient as a 400 watt psu in that same system. That is if they both have the same efficiency rating. A psu isn't as efficient working on 20% or 100% load as it is at 50%.
To make it extra clear, a 80+ bronze psu has to have an efficiency of 82-85-82 percent at 20% - 50% - 100% load and a 80+ gold psu had to have 87-90-87 percent efficiency at 20% - 50% - 100% load. They wouldn't make those rules for the label if psu's where equally efficient at any percentage of their maximum load.
now on with the pics will make some new one soon since I have some new stuff and to compensate all the picture less posting I did today.
Now that's a pretty rig....
Here's mine. Old new but getting in on the continued thread. Let me know what you guys think.
Just put the finishing touches to the latest incarnation of my rig:
A work of art, as always Mike. Very, very nice.
I bought a 1.1Kw PSU back when I had a single core.
I did this so that I would never have to upgrade my PSU.
nice pictures, MikeMK
Yes very nice
very very nice rig guys...im waiting my nokie e72 to snap some photos of my messed rig...coz i dont have any digicam..lol
Thanks guys, glad u like it
some updates added top to pump and bought larger reservoir so i can run my pump at max speed.
also changed loop a little leak testing atm with no leaks for 2 hours so far.
might add waterblock for gpu next month and add 1 hose to pump for draining water out the loop.
okay guide say'd inlet here outlet their so i put stuff on acording to that pump could't pump water into cpu block so i removed cpu block blow on inlet could't blow air into it while i could on outlet.
so looks like guide is wrong and had some luck te first time attaching cpu block since i did everything in a rush before.
anyway leak testing again since i had spilled bit coolant on northbridge area and pci-e slot and tiny part off my gfx.
so now letting it dry while at it testing waterloop 24 hours maybe 48 hours this time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-yT7cvfo3o&feature=player_embedded lol btw at this xD
Just gave the case a good cleaning and recently swapped out all the stock fans for Noctua P12s/P14s.
Nice Steve. One or two Noctua's look wrong generally, but outfit the whole rig with em and they don't look half bad imo. :thumbup:
Yeah, I didn't have the P14's till a few days ago and I agree it looks off unless you swap all the fans over.
I can live with the weird looks of Noctua's because they are just such awesome fans.
How hard is it to disassemble the Notcua's? I've seen some companies sell plastic primer, it should be possible to paint it another color.