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jAh76 | Seasonic 300W | i5-2500K @ 4000 MHz GTX 670 @ 1267/1802 MHz | 55W | 115W | P9241 295W | 31.32 ppw | by EnergyCheck3000 230V
 
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I guess my system isn't aimed to be in this list. I work part time (beside school) in the University. My "System" is a bunch of old PCs linked together. They all run a heavily modified version of Kolibri OS (in Dual-Boot with Tiny7 for Diagnosis) and they are constantly analyzing huge sets of genomes to calculate various probabilities for the binding of certain transcription factors (boring, I know ;-) )

Anyway. There are currently 12 Machines (constantly) running plus 1 to 4 additional (more powerful) machines. The most PCs feature a Intel Celeron which runs usually OCed (except for 2 to 3 machines). The TDP for one machine is 235W, but considering they run OCed and constantly under full load, they still do not consume more than 187W/machine. This sums up to ca. 2.244 kW. I'm glad I don't have to pay for the power :D . The power outlets in my lab can take about 3.2 kW before they emergency shutdown. (The seams to be space, but consider diagnosis monitors and switches/routers/etc running, too).

One value which is totally missing in the chart is the loudness. From just the network running at +42dB the system under full load with everything turned on scores +62dB :D .

[Currently I work on a new Cluster-Controller to take network managing tasks almost completely away from the single machine. For this purpose, a Intel Xeon Server is added next week]
 
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jAh76 | Seasonic 300W | i5-2500K @ 4000 MHz GTX 670 @ 1267/1802 MHz | 55W | 115W | P9241 295W | 31.32 ppw | by EnergyCheck3000 230V
So I'm not a "buy a big PSU for no reason" kind of guy. But a 300w PSU? The GTX 670 uses 170w at full load and the i5 2500K is 125W at load. And if I remember correctly Seasonic does not make a high efficient 300w PSU. So how you doing this ?
 
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So I'm not a "buy a big PSU for no reason" kind of guy. But a 300w PSU? The GTX 670 uses 170w at full load and the i5 2500K is 125W at load. And if I remember correctly Seasonic does not make a high efficient 300w PSU. So how you doing this ?
Must be undervolted pretty heavily on the cpu. That 670 is overclocked and I doubt it is undervolted. Not to mention the drives and everything either.
 

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When I swap my stuff around and changing psus, I'm going to be redoing my results, and I'll be adding in my other pc, though it's not too grand at all.

Glad to see so many people adding in their results; we've seen a real assortment of all kinds of hardware.
 
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repost it in the correct format. I aint going hunting back through for edited posts.

Mussels | Corsair HX1000 | i5 2400 @ 3.7GHz + 7970 | 89w idle | 134w | P9193 301W | 30.54 points per watt | i'm the bestest
I seriously don't know what you're on about. I posted the same thing in post #92 and #97 and it looks the same as yours.... If it truly is wrong at least give me a hint.

EDIT: Just read that again. This is my only edited post in this thread that contains scores.

Mussels Please Add my Result
FX-GMC | Seasonic G-650 | FX-8320 @ 4.6GHz + GTX760 | 97w idle | 249w | P8757 405W | 21.62 points per watt |
 
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third from the bottom, been in there for a while. i may have quoted an older post, my browser takes me to old pages sometimes when i click the email links,
 

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So I'm not a "buy a big PSU for no reason" kind of guy. But a 300w PSU?...
Yes, 1267 Mhz @ 1.150 uses full 100% of TDP. This just for the test.
and under volt 1137 Mhz @ 1.037 uses only 65% of TDP.

Cpu load is 65% of TDP in Wprime test. 4000 @ 1.15V. Other parts 2.5"hdds+ssd
 
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And if I remember correctly Seasonic does not make a high efficient 300w PSU. So how you doing this ?
Yes they do. In some non-ATX formats.
Also, look at my rig. I think some of the people on the forums would have their heads explode when they see I'm not running a 600+W PSU. Such is the way of the uninformed.
 
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Did you look at mine? I use 405w at full load

or even my results, the very reason i started this thread. sure i have a 1KW PSU - because i got it second hand for $100. if i was buying new i'd grab a corsair (or equivalent good brand) 450W and be quite happy.
 
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Actually, I support this thread, especially as it combats exactly the kind of wrong thinking that gets people to buy a 750W PSU for a system barely touching 200W at full blast.
And I didn't say YOU aren't aware of real-world power consumption numbers, I said that some of the people on this forum are. I'm never afraid of saying things directly to people, so if I meant you specifically, I'd say so openly ;)

At any rate, I cannot contribute to the thread because my power meter fell victim to a very bad generic "500"W PSU that died under load, and I haven't bothered with getting a new one...
Should that change in the near future, I'll bring something useful to the table :)
 
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Mine idles at ~45w and under semi-maximum load (4 cores BOINC and Furmark) somewhat below 140w. Typical load lies between 45 and 65 watts but I did not do thorough enough testing.
 

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It's been awhile since this thread has seen any action :p

I just switched out my HX1000 for an AX1200, so I'l be rerunning the benches to see if there's any difference.
 

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manofthem | Corsair AX1200 | i7 4770k @ 4.4Ghz + R9 290 1050/1350 | 73w | 185w | p13737 353w | 38.92 points per watt | BOINC 192w / 3DMark13 382w


Reran this since I changed my HX1000 out for an AX1200. Obviously the higher efficiency of the AX works out well, as all my power dropped a little bit.
 

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manofthem | Corsair AX1200 | i7 4770k @ 4.4Ghz + R9 290 1050/1350 | 73w | 185w | p13737 353w | 38.92 points per watt | BOINC 192w / 3DMark13 382w


Reran this since I changed my HX1000 out for an AX1200. Obviously the higher efficiency of the AX works out well, as all my power dropped a little bit.

added. one day i look forward to a new PSU and silly low wattages...
 

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I hope this is all correct - I read the instructions on how to do this correctly but my brain just said NOPE when it came to the division part and I was like "divide by what exactly? this shit doesnt make sense, say wuuuuuuuuuuut??!!" and i got mad about it and i said i was done with this shit cuz i didnt understand the question and i was gonna throw some results up for somebody to arrange and calculate it but when I was making this post it all just finally made sense what i needed to do so....

FreedomEclipse | Corsair AX860 80Plus Platinum (94% Efficiency@50%) | i7-3930k @4600MHz + Nvidia GTX 680 SLI | 130W | 338W | P17864 566W | 31.56 ppw | Stock GPU + Belkin Conserve Insight power meter

I ran the 3D11 test twice and i did notice the power consumption shoot to 570w a few times but it dropped back to 566w in a matter of seconds and 566w turned out to be the average consumption even though the numbers bounced in between 560w & 566w so my results arent 100% accurate but they are most likely within margin of error (being anywhere between 3-8% off target)

Been meaning to do with for a while but since my HX1050 started croaking and got replaced I decided to get this out the way.
 

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I hope this is all correct - I read the instructions on how to do this correctly but my brain just said NOPE when it came to the division part and I was like "divide by what exactly? this shit doesnt make sense, say wuuuuuuuuuuut??!!" and i got mad about it and i said i was done with this shit cuz i didnt understand the question and i was gonna throw some results up for somebody to arrange and calculate it but when I was making this post it all just finally made sense what i needed to do so....

FreedomEclipse | Corsair AX860 80Plus Platinum (94% Efficiency@50%) | i7-3930k @4600MHz + Nvidia GTX 680 SLI | 130W | 338W | P17864 566W | 31.56 ppw | Stock GPU + Belkin Conserve Insight power meter

I ran the 3D11 test twice and i did notice the power consumption shoot to 570w a few times but it dropped back to 566w in a matter of seconds and 566w turned out to be the average consumption even though the numbers bounced in between 560w & 566w so my results arent 100% accurate but they are most likely within margin of error (being anywhere between 3-8% off target)

Been meaning to do with for a while but since my HX1050 started croaking and got replaced I decided to get this out the way.

added. im interested to see how the performance per watt scales in future generations, if it gets better or maintains the status quo
 

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Dunno, don't have a meter, but I suppose it's about 400 watts in load? 2500K @ 4.5GHz 1,45V, 8GB 1600MHz, GTX470 @ 800/1800 1.125V
 

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Dunno, don't have a meter, but I suppose it's about 400 watts in load? 2500K @ 4.5GHz 1,45V, 8GB 1600MHz, GTX470 @ 800/1800 1.125V
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neatfeatguy | CoolerMaster Silent Pro 1000W (85% efficiency) | i5 4670K @ 3.6GHz + GTX 570 SLI | 115W | 158W |P9612 520W | 18.48 | 3 monitors setup, 5040x1050

My PSU is a bit of an overkill, but came in handy when I had the Phenom II x4 940 OC'ed to 3.7, I was hitting upwards of 680W). When I threw a decent OC on the 570s I was hitting around 750W. It sure is nice to have a better CPU that uses a lot less power and provides a lot more performance.
 

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My PSU is a bit of an overkill, but came in handy when I had the Phenom II x4 940 OC'ed to 3.7, I was hitting upwards of 680W). When I threw a decent OC on the 570s I was hitting around 750W. It sure is nice to have a better CPU that uses a lot less power and provides a lot more performance.
oh yeah, going from my thuban x6 to this i5 was a crazy difference. faster, cooler, lower wattage.
 
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So I'm not a "buy a big PSU for no reason" kind of guy. But a 300w PSU? The GTX 670 uses 170w at full load and the i5 2500K is 125W at load. And if I remember correctly Seasonic does not make a high efficient 300w PSU. So how you doing this ?
A couple of things...

1. 2500K is a 95W chip at WORST with it and its iGPU at 100%.
2. 670 TDP is 170W, however at stock speeds, you wont reach that... not close, actually.
3. Seasonic makes a 'high efficiency' 300W PSU (bronze). But I am not sure what efficiency has to do with his load (I know the thread title, but the way your statement was written it seemed to mean it would affect the output?). There is also a 380W standard ATX PSU as well. ;)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151090
 
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