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Piss poor TBH, we may be more like a team should be now however we have not really got anyone who can play, tactically Roy was way off the mark, why on earth did he play 4-4-2 against a team that swamped and controlled the midfield, we should have played 5-3-2, we actually have the right kind of fullbacks to be wingbacks and with 3 in the centre we may have actually got more ball.
 

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so i purchased one of these watt meters as i was curious what my total power draw was. and ive been keeping an eye on it while running a few benches (no furmark as im not stress testing and that would skew the results as it doesnt really reflect normal or average usage)

so far i have found out that my E-350 HP DM1 has a max powerdraw of 25w but it only tends to hit 25w for a few seconds before dropping back to 24w. It idles at around 17-18w

My pc however is pretty suprising as it runs two room heaters...

Idle - 170w tops, It tends to sit just under 170w and fluctates between that and 168w

Max power draw while running a metro2033 bench with everything maxed out including DOF was 591w

to think that I spent around £160 for my PSU back when i was building this PC. I could have saved myself much much money and either kept my Corsair TX750w or gone with a good 850w model which most likely could have saved me upto £60-70


Oh well.... Never skimp out on your PSU
 
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so i purchased one of these watt meters as i was curious what my total power draw was. and ive been keeping an eye on it while running a few benches (no furmark as im not stress testing and that would skew the results as it doesnt really reflect normal or average usage)

so far i have found out that my E-350 HP DM1 has a max powerdraw of 25w but it only tends to hit 25w for a few seconds before dropping back to 24w. It idles at around 17-18w

My pc however is pretty suprising as it runs two room heaters...

Idle - 170w tops, It tends to sit just under 170w and fluctates between that and 168w

Max power draw while running a metro2033 bench with everything maxed out including DOF was 591w

to think that I spent around £160 for my PSU back when i was building this PC. I could have saved myself much much money and either kept my Corsair TX750w or gone with a good 850w model which most likely could have saved me upto £60-70


Oh well.... Never skimp out on your PSU
Seasonics X's blow away anything under the Corsair name. I would take a look at them if I were you.
 

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Seasonics X's blow away anything under the Corsair name. I would take a look at them if I were you.
not in the market for a new PSU. I was just saying i could have save myself some serious money when i built this rig last year
 
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I reckon almost everyone massively over pays for PSU watts. Yes a quality PSI is important, but a quality 500w would probably be enough for 90-95% of people

nevermind! I am guilty - my 650w probably maxes around 300-350
 
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I reckon almost everyone massively over pays for PSU watts. Yes a quality PSI is important, but a quality 500w would probably be enough for 90-95% of people

nevermind! I am guilty - my 650w probably maxes around 300-350
I don't ;)
 

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I have a very nice time in the system builder section shouting at everyone to reduce their PSU :)

Especially now that everything is focused on delivering on max perf/watt. 500w is good enough for 7870/670 + 2600K really
 

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I have a very nice time in the system builder section shouting at everyone to reduce their PSU :)

Especially now that everything is focused on delivering on max perf/watt. 500w is good enough for 7870/670 + 2600K really
the problem is, No one really sits down and calculates the total powerdraw of their system before they buy their parts.

Its always like "1000w??? Yeah thats gonna be enough" while looking at a single GTX 670, 3770k setup. Its just how people work it seems
 

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the problem is, No one really sits down and calculates the total powerdraw of their system before they buy their parts.

Its always like "1000w??? Yeah thats gonna be enough" while looking at a single GTX 670, 3770k setup. Its just how people work it seems
That will be our job to point them in the right direction :toast:
 
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I have a very nice time in the system builder section shouting at everyone to reduce their PSU :)
You'd have a job convincing me :p I like to run a PSU at only 50% load, as the closer you get to 50% load, the more efficiency you get, generally.
 
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so i purchased one of these watt meters as i was curious what my total power draw was. and ive been keeping an eye on it while running a few benches (no furmark as im not stress testing and that would skew the results as it doesnt really reflect normal or average usage)

so far i have found out that my E-350 HP DM1 has a max powerdraw of 25w but it only tends to hit 25w for a few seconds before dropping back to 24w. It idles at around 17-18w

My pc however is pretty suprising as it runs two room heaters...

Idle - 170w tops, It tends to sit just under 170w and fluctates between that and 168w

Max power draw while running a metro2033 bench with everything maxed out including DOF was 591w

to think that I spent around £160 for my PSU back when i was building this PC. I could have saved myself much much money and either kept my Corsair TX750w or gone with a good 850w model which most likely could have saved me upto £60-70


Oh well.... Never skimp out on your PSU
I recently did the same to find mine maxes out at 657 watts folding on everything(typical useage:)), less then i expected or calculated, but you do have to allow a bit more for startup what with all them motors starting up, its this point that kills most Psu's

one bonus of scarcely grazeing a 1200 watt psu is that it runs quieter too

did anyone else have the comedy of upgradeing to a modular Psu , joyfully expecting less mess,,,, only to find its

a, bigger anyway
b, all connectors needed plugging in bar 1 tut
c, with connectors in its massively bigger and messier then it ever was
 
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I recently did the same to find mine maxes out at 657 watts folding on everything(typical useage:)), less then i expected or calculated, but you do have to allow a bit more for startup what with all them motors starting up, its this point that kills most Psu's

one bonus of scarcely grazeing a 1200 watt psu is that it runs quieter too

did anyone else have the comedy of upgradeing to a modular Psu , joyfully expecting less mess,,,, only to find its

a, bigger anyway
b, all connectors needed plugging in bar 1 tut
c, with connectors in its massively bigger and messier then it ever was
I didnt have any of those issues.
 
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Keyboards arrived at work today. Tried one out. First impressions -

They are second hand but don't seem worn and are pretty clean.
Fairly good build quality, solid and heavy.
MX Blues are really a joy a little loud I'm getting used to them.

Only negative so far - most of the keys can get stuck below their normal height after pressing sometimes. Not enough for actuation, just enough to look silly. Also space bar is a little temperamental.

Very happy overall. This dell keyboard at home feels like crap now. Big improvement, well worth £20 inc. Came gift wrapped (!) which caused much amusement at work. Postage was like £8.60 so the £10 I paid is just fine.

Would recommend.... if you dont wanna drop £70+ on one.

For those of you who have been thinking of getting a mechanical keyboard, but put off by the cost, this might be of interest:

EBAY

Couple of caveats:
  • MX Blue only (but genuine)
  • Second hand
  • US layout only (could be fixed)

But the price is amazing, around £20 delivered each. I bought two (one for work) and messaged him directly for £2 off the postage. Not bad!

I think they may go pretty quick. Good luck....
 
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Is it just me or does it seem she is not actually that fit (in this pic)?

nevermind - still worth a post!

also: this pic will die in a day or two
 

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Hey guys,it's been a while...

I got a 120gb samsung 830 (sata II) -and with atto it seemed to peak around 270mb/s
i just ran atto again with my 120gb ocz octane s2 (sata III) and its only peaking around 170mb/s..any ideas?
Everything else in the system is the same other than a different GPU..
it seems slower to boot aswell..
 

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Octanes arent the fastest drives out of OCZ's lineup afaik. its probably a controller issue when it detects its being used in Sata II mode instead of Sata III.

have you checked for the latest firmware?
 
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ahh yes,my mobo doesnt support sata 3...i flashed the latest firmware 4.14 i think,maybe its just a crappy drive-i expected better to be honest but then it was only £62 :)

Festival over pontoon docks stratford today,gonna be a good one :D
 

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you can get 128GB kingston Ultra's for a little more and its much faster. Im seeing lot of 120/128GB SSDs dropping to just under the £70 mark.
 

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The 240/256GB SSDs are already on their way south of £140, I don't see why you wouldn't get those instead
 

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The 240/256GB SSDs are already on their way south of £140, I don't see why you wouldn't get those instead
I bought my friend a Crucial M4 256GB for £134 - excellent deal
 
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I only wanted to spend x amount on a component at the time,but i'll just resign the ssd to my mrs lappy or something when i next have an urge to buy something pc related,
Next time i will consult you guys for an idea of whats what...damn impulse buying!!
 

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Anyone from Croydon or near croydon?