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post #5791 of 9059
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Originally Posted by lostinthesauce View Post
 

Your dad is a pretty smart man (even if he is a bit...frugal).

 

There's a lot of people on this forum with raging boners for high wattage PSU; even when they don't need them for the modest builds I see being posted.  I'll probably get hate replies for it, but it's awful true guys (and any gals).

 

 

? What?

 

If you read through our past 5 pages of threads...we all more or less are saying that the good PSU's can be calculated based upon the way you are...

 

And for people like me that use a larger PSU for my ITX rig, I also already put a rationale up (I parted out my main rig for a temp summer rig and used its parts to subsidize the temp rig)

 

 

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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Those questions are kinda offensive and almost snobbish, IMO. But it makes sense and is really funny. :D Thanks.

At least you got to convince my dad when I read your TL;DR statement. He's gonna buy an Antec 500W PSU now for about $75. Yazen said Antecs work fine, so I'm gonna take his advice. Seasonic just seems too...expensive.

It was meant to be kinda offensive and almost snobbish....because the only thing akin to your father buying a $20 PSU is something like that...sorry :/

 

 

$75 500W Antec? Hope it is a Seasonic Rebrand at least and not another generic........ Best to just buy a Seasonic if you are already spending $75

post #5792 of 9059

btw, there's a Haswell refresh Xeon called the E3-1231 (so Devil's Canyon). Just a heads up for the guy a couple pages ago asking about his build w/ a 1230V3.

post #5793 of 9059
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

btw, there's a Haswell refresh Xeon called the E3-1231 (so Devil's Canyon). Just a heads up for the guy a couple pages ago asking about his build w/ a 1230V3.

And a headsup that series 8 chipsets do not natively support the new Haswell refresh lines unless the company updated the bios version to xx.xx before shipping it out.

 

Not all mobo's feature dual BIOS's, or easy BIOS update through USB. 

 

Some will require you to ABSOLUTELY require a working and compatible CPU in there to update the BIOS. 

 

Just a warning to those buying haswell refresh CPU's to make sure about mobo chipset.

post #5794 of 9059

Also, not all motherboards support Xeon E3 chips. ASUS and Gigabyte normally have support to my knowledge.

post #5795 of 9059

  Quote:

Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Those questions are kinda offensive and almost snobbish, IMO. But it makes sense and is really funny. :D Thanks.

At least you got to convince my dad when I read your TL;DR statement. He's gonna buy an Antec 500W PSU now for about $75. Yazen said Antecs work fine, so I'm gonna take his advice. Seasonic just seems too...expensive.

I was reading all the posts I should have read earlier, did not know you were planning on buying an Antec already haha.    Curious about your father's suggestion though

 

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TL;DR: There is a reason that you don't eat food from the garbage can. Chemically, it is the same thing. But you will kill yourself from saving a few bucks.

 

 

Ask your dad if he wants to drink from the local river from now on. His body 'should' have the tolerance to handle the load of infectants, pollutants, and other baddies in there right? And if that fails, there are the probable countermeasures that his body has right?

 

This is akin to putting a $20 PSU in a kilo-buck rig. 

 

I had a $20 Diablotek PSU in my kilo-buck system once. However, my system is obviously tougher than yours! Got the ****'n tolerance of Hulk Hogan!!  Every once in awhile I would see red white and blue artifacts on my screen, knew Hogan was liking the new power supply.  USA! USA!

 

 

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Originally Posted by lostinthesauce View Post
 

The dirty secret is that most manufacturers don't make their own PSU.  If you get recommended a brand of PSU, check this page and find the ODM.  Being in China, you could most likely purchase the exact same power supply as recommended for a lot cheaper than what a sticker'd model would cost you.

That is a really nice list!  Thanks for the source

post #5796 of 9059

Woah.  This thread.  

 

 

 

Nice?

post #5797 of 9059

Don't know if this has been posted or not ... but they had some 4970K overclocking going on at computex ... 

 

5.5ghz on air ... pretty tasty.

 

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/anton-shilov/intel-core-i7-4790k-overclocked-to-5-5ghz-on-air-to-6-3ghz-with-ln2/

 

...

 

Going to be hard to resist buying one of these ...

 

:-)

post #5798 of 9059
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Don't know if this has been posted or not ... but they had some 4970K overclocking going on at computex ... 

 

5.5ghz on air ... pretty tasty.

 

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/anton-shilov/intel-core-i7-4790k-overclocked-to-5-5ghz-on-air-to-6-3ghz-with-ln2/

 

...

 

Going to be hard to resist buying one of these ...

 

:-)

*looks at wallet*,

 

*looks at University Fee Report*

 

*looks at wallet*

 

....nahhh...I can resist.

 

 

To all those that do buy one or buy any of the other fancy thingies....this is how it looks:

post #5799 of 9059
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
 

Don't know if this has been posted or not ... but they had some 4970K overclocking going on at computex ... 

 

5.5ghz on air ... pretty tasty.

 

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/anton-shilov/intel-core-i7-4790k-overclocked-to-5-5ghz-on-air-to-6-3ghz-with-ln2/

 

...

 

Going to be hard to resist buying one of these ...

 

:-)

 

Hoping I don't have to and a contact at Intel can get me one. Doubt it, but we'll see.

post #5800 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

It was meant to be kinda offensive and almost snobbish....because the only thing akin to your father buying a $20 PSU is something like that...sorry :/

$75 500W Antec? Hope it is a Seasonic Rebrand at least and not another generic........ Best to just buy a Seasonic if you are already spending $75

Well, thanks to lostinthesauce's list, I found the PSU I'm buying is made by Delta. But the actual price of the PSU is somewhere more like $60...Seasonic is just too damn expensive.
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

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I was reading all the posts I should have read earlier, did not know you were planning on buying an Antec already haha.    Curious about your father's suggestion though




I had a $20 Diablotek PSU in my kilo-buck system once. However, my system is obviously tougher than yours! Got the ****'n tolerance of Hulk Hogan!!  Every once in awhile I would see red white and blue artifacts on my screen, knew Hogan was liking the new power supply.  USA! USA!

LOL! biggrin.gif
Got a good laugh outta that one. Well, I got to send him the link to the PSU...hope he buys them.
post #5801 of 9059
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post


Well, thanks to lostinthesauce's list, I found the PSU I'm buying is made by Delta. But the actual price of the PSU is somewhere more like $60...Seasonic is just too damn expensive.
LOL! biggrin.gif
Got a good laugh outta that one. Well, I got to send him the link to the PSU...hope he buys them.

For the price, I think there are still better choices out there, but hey, better than no name $20 PSU

 

And do look into the link I gave you with the coolers...Way better coolers out there for cheaper.

 

If any of the computers in your house use a $20 PSU still in a kilo-buck rig. Anytime you see artifacts on screen, you can yell DAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

 

 

And wait, did your dad read through our posts here? Your last post made it sound like he read my taunt analogy posts?

post #5802 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

For the price, I think there are still better choices out there, but hey, better than no name $20 PSU

 

And do look into the link I gave you with the coolers...Way better coolers out there for cheaper.

 

If any of the computers in your house use a $20 PSU still in a kilo-buck rig. Anytime you see artifacts on screen, you can yell DAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

 

 

And wait, did your dad read through our posts here? Your last post made it sound like he read my taunt analogy posts?

No, he didn't read your posts, I read it for him. As for the coolers, I think right now, this'll do just fine. Besides, why replace something you've already bought? It's already there.

Oh, so that's what happens if you use a no-name $20 PSU...yeah, my dad and I noticed artifacts on-screen on this old computer some time ago...he just blamed it on the display. Oh boy...

post #5803 of 9059
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Don't know if this has been posted or not ... but they had some 4970K overclocking going on at computex ... 

 

5.5ghz on air ... pretty tasty.

 

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/anton-shilov/intel-core-i7-4790k-overclocked-to-5-5ghz-on-air-to-6-3ghz-with-ln2/

 

...

 

Going to be hard to resist buying one of these ...

 

:-)

 

Given how I can't even push my 4770K to 4.5 GHz without cooking it with the Vcore required for absolute LinX 0.6.5 and Prime95 28.1 stability on a custom water-cooling loop, this is somewhat tempting. Maybe I should just delid my existing chip.

 

How tempting it is will largely depend on whether or not Micro Center pulls another "i7 for $200" sale on or just before Black Friday. Too bad I don't work at a place that qualifies for Intel Retail Edge, otherwise I wouldn't even have to think about it.

post #5804 of 9059
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New Witcher 3 E3 Trailer

 

 

Witcher 2 + Skyrim? Yes please


Edited by bowei006 - 6/5/14 at 4:08pm
post #5805 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

For the price, I think there are still better choices out there, but hey, better than no name $20 PSU

 

And do look into the link I gave you with the coolers...Way better coolers out there for cheaper.

 

If any of the computers in your house use a $20 PSU still in a kilo-buck rig. Anytime you see artifacts on screen, you can yell DAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

 

 

And wait, did your dad read through our posts here? Your last post made it sound like he read my taunt analogy posts?

 

When your kilo-buck system has biceps like these

 

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