- Jul 19, 2005
canderson said:Ah, good to know. That's important for me, so I can settle with 2tb.
That looks like it works perfectly. Is the cloud backup then actually worthwhile? I mean, having my iTunes library and various photo galleries on it and being accessible anywhere would be pretty awesome.Joe Sixpack said:
Thanks. I got one to replace some of my old hard-drives-in-a-case-that-require-external-power. USB 3, to boot.jayhoz said:
canderson said:That looks like it works perfectly. Is the cloud backup then actually worthwhile? I mean, having my iTunes library and various photo galleries on it and being accessible anywhere would be pretty awesome.
kelpapa said:Damnit. I had to log in to my TigerDirect account, and after I logged in, it was gone.
locknload said:Still loving the laptop I got from the Lenovo site and I would never be able to get anything close for the $700 total I paid but goddamn their trackpads are god awful. I finally just disabled it and carry around a wireless usb mouse.
Couperin47 said:Corsair CX430...
This is the lowest quality and smallest supply you should probably ever consider.
That's funny, I just bought one of those because it's bigger and more overkill than I could conceivably see needing yet still fairly cheap..
Absolutely, gaming rigs with high-end graphics cards can need tons of power. It's just funny to see someone say that a 430W supply is the smallest you should consider when it's overkill for a lot of people. At $20 it's tough to beat that choice, though.OttoC said:
Depends on what you are doing with your machine. I had to replace my video card a while back and the one I put in required a minimum power supply of 500 watt, so I had to replace my power supply, too.
gibdied said:Getting an overkill PSU isn't really a bad thing, especially with the high efficiency PSUs nowadays that can deliver 80+% efficiency even when operating at small fractions of their potential. However, to give a little perspective on wattage and what's necessary for anyone that's curious, I have an i5-3570K overclocked to 4GHz, ATI HD5770 video card, 120GB SSD, 2TB HD, combo bluray drive DVD/CD burner and several case fans. In other words, a powerful all-around computer, but nothing crazy. Right now, just browsing some sites, basically idle, the computer is drawing 63 watts from the UPS. That's all, and again, that's what it's drawing; what the PSU is putting out is less, about 80% of that number for my PSU, a Corsair 550VX. When I fire up LinX, a brutal CPU stress test, it hits 148. When I fire up Furmark, a brutal GPU stress test, it hits 175. So, really, 650+ watt PSUs are overkill for all but the most beastly builds.
I think for most people, the sweet spot is 400-450 watts. Truthfully, a well made 350 watt supply would be enough for most people, but it's hard to find quality supplies at that "low" a wattage in the typical ATX form factor.
Soxy Brown said:And FWIW all video cards overstate their power needs, mainly because they don't want someone frying their computer and then blaming the video card company for recommending an underpowered PSU. I don't know what video card you have Otto, but there's a decent chance that 430w PSU would be plenty enough juice to power your rig, assuming you aren't overclocking.