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#16 OP +shift.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 05:11

Thanks for that, I'll add it to the original post. Do you mind removing the image so it doesn't clutter up the thread so much? :)

EDIT: Nevermind, forgot you can't edit posts after 15 minutes. I guess I'll just leave it like this.


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Posted 13 July 2008 - 19:49

nice one, Shift. They normally leave out one or more of those sections...

#18 gummyz

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:46

Great job shift. I've felt the forum has needed something like this. Now go build me a PC :)

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:41

I think I've gotta upgrade mine first ;)

And yeah, it seems like a lot of the recent "computer build" threads have actually followed this format, and I think it's awesome. Cause we can answer questions in the first response, instead of the first response asking for budget, purpose of computer etc.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 13:38

True. And currency. Some don't specify their location. "$" can go many places.

#21 OP +shift.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 17:37

Definitely, if there was only a way to make stickies stand out more in the forums. :p

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 18:09

add a thread icon...

#23 gummyz

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:16

Keep linking those threads of "build help" to this thread and make them answer these questions. Also thanks to Gwai lo for inspiring shift :)

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 18:58

Ah, I think I was the fool who started talking about EE processors before I understood it and got bombed with differential graphs :p

If you could find that thread, I think someone drew a really neat looking one (not that your graphs aren't top notch gwai :rofl:)

Edit: found the graph + explanation

Credit goes to chconline

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LOL woot :woot:

#25 Minimoose

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 08:25

Nice guide shift, the graphs are brilliant :p

#26 +Tikimotel

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 08:44

How much noise a PSU makes greatly depends on the load.
A 1000Watt PSU with only 70% load is more quiet (and efficient) than a 550Watt PSU at nearly 110% load.

Factor that into your graphs too and your guide is perfect...

#27 +Mindovermaster

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 14:34

It all depends on the make... PCP&C 610w imo, is louder than a Seasonic M12II 500w.

#28 +gwai lo

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 19:43

Price v. Peformance v. Noise? If you give us a function that will accurately predict noise, then sure I'll draw in a third dimension.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:52

I'd gladly go with a louder PSU if it's price to performance ratio is better by a significant margin.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:12

just blast that with loud music ;)



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