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Waco

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In Topic: 1200w -1600w PSU's pushing the limits of the electrical outlet?

Today, 06:43 AM

With three peltiers? I'm not surprised. :P

In Topic: 1200w -1600w PSU's pushing the limits of the electrical outlet?

Yesterday, 06:56 PM

I can build it! CrossFireX with 3 290x cards in an AMD 990 platform using an 9590 at 5Ghz. 16gb memory then the water cooling. On a 20 amp circuit of course.

Even that probably can't hold a 1600 watt load continuously except for stress testing. :lol:

In Topic: 1200w -1600w PSU's pushing the limits of the electrical outlet?

Yesterday, 05:50 PM

A VERY bad idea to draw 1780 watts on a 15amp circuit, and NOT code!

Continuously, sure, but how many rigs on the planet can pull 1600 watts continuously?

In Topic: 1200w -1600w PSU's pushing the limits of the electrical outlet?

Yesterday, 04:28 PM

A 1600 watt PSU doesn't pull 1600 watts (or 1600/(efficiency rating at full load)) unless you have a rig that actually demands 1600 watts.

The vast majority of 1600 watt PSUs are 90+ Platinum which means even at the very worst, with you pulling 1600 watts in your rig, the PSU will only pull 1780 watts or so from the wall - just under 15 amps on a 120V circuit.

Nobody really has a rig that pulls that much though - even the most beastly rigs are under 1 KW. You are safe to pull 15 amps on a 15 amp circuit - if you're not, that means you're home isn't to code. Most 15 amp circuits can actually handle a lot more than that but the breaker on the circuit will go first.

For example:

My 4.7 GHz 2700K + GTX 780 SLI + 16 GB RAM + dual HDDs + SSD + cathodes + pump + 12 fans + dual temperature displays...all pull less than 800 watts from the wall at full load.

In Topic: Budget Video Card

19 December 2014 - 10:33 PM

I'd still go with a 750 ti just for the power savings and newer technologies. Just my opinion.