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Old 07-01-2008, 01:23 PM   #11
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Haha that's what I was talking about too. If he's looking at a 1kW PSU, he probably doesn't care too much about saving the environment.
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Haha that's what I was talking about too. If he's looking at a 1kW PSU, he probably doesn't care too much about saving the environment.
This logic is flawed.

A 500W 80% efficiency PSU and a 1000W 80% efficiency PSU will be equally as environmentally friendly. A PSU does not constantly draw it's maximum load. And almost all PSU's reach their rated efficiency at a very low power draw as well.
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And almost all PSU's reach their rated efficiency at a very low power draw as well.
PSUs are most efficient when supplying ~75% of their rated power.
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This is an interesting read.

http://compreviews.about.com/od/case...Efficiency.htm
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