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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:03 am 
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I want to minimize the cost of building another folding machine.

I have an older Seasonic 300Watt unit that's a little weak in the 12 volt area but it's AFPC.

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I've run my x2 3800+ on a stock Antec NSK2400 power supply (su-380 I believe), a S12-380 and an overkill corsair hx-620w psu. In all 3 configurations, I never saw max power consumption exceed 150w and all 3 power supplies ran the machines just fine.

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Well I'm going to OC that little 65watt X2-3600, but I should still be OK.

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vg30et wrote:
I've run my x2 3800+ on a stock Antec NSK2400 power supply (su-380 I believe), a S12-380 and an overkill corsair hx-620w psu. In all 3 configurations, I never saw max power consumption exceed 150w and all 3 power supplies ran the machines just fine.

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Are you OCing at all VG? What kind ofvoltages? I hit a brick wall at 230MHz FSB. Me bummed.

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Hi,

i've got an X2-4400+ 939 65W. My system, 2 GB, 1 SATA-drive, 2 fans runs on a calculated 65 idle and 140 load.

These number are max.

My PSU is a Seasonic S12-430 (very good sample!) which is obviously overkill.


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X2 Manchester 939 TDP 89W @ 2400 stock vcore, 7900GTX and various stuff - I idle at 100W AC and reach 250W AC when I push the system with Orthos and 3DMark. Powered by S12 430. Overfreakin'kill.


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My X2 + Biostar idles at appx 65 watts. Fully loaded and OC'd it using 111-115 watts. Onboard video, no fancy graphics on this folder.

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65W 4400+ overclocked 10% and voltage up 10% on a Seasonic 330W


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AM2 5600X2 on a Gigabyte something and a 7600gt with a Seasonic 380.


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Hello,

Athlon 64 X2 4200+ with a SeaSonic S12 430 -- way more than I need.

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Hi, my Dad's PC is AM2 X2 3600 (1.9GHz, 512KB cache version) OC to 2.4GHz+. Integrated graphics (Abit NF-M2), 1GB RAM, 300GB HDD, DVD-RW, fans etc, it's been running fine on this cheap PSU (with 7v fan mod!) which has a 12V rail rated at a whopping 12A! Your Seasonic is almost certainly better and well up to the job.
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FSP Fortron Zen FSP300-60GNF-R 300W

PC Power usage does not exceed 150W


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So do I get the award for most overkill powersupply? I have an S12-600. While I technically don't have an A64 X2, the Opteron 185 is essentially the same thing; an A64 X2 at 2.6Ghz stock clock. The highest A/C draw I've been able to produce in benchmark testing is around 250 watts, although I "only" have a single drive installed now run an undervolted, underclocked 7800GT. With a serious video card it would certainly be over 300 watts. Still, an S12-430 should be able to cover your bases in such a configuration with tons of headroom to spare.

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AZBrandon wrote:
So do I get the award for most overkill powersupply? I have an S12-600.

Yep, you win. Hell, even if I get a quad core next year I will only go as large as the Corsair VX550.

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Seasonic S12-380W for my 65W X2 4600+. Note that it's not the S12 II; it's the original S12 from October 2006. Also more power than I need, but it's still rather nice.


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I can't imagine your 300W Seasonic not being powerful enough.

What motherboard (i.e. chipset) will you be using? Discrete video or integrated?

My fiancee's X2 BE-2350 (Brisbane) runs off a PicoPSU. Can't get total AC power draw to go above 80 W. That's stock voltage, no overclocking. Motherboard is Biostar TF7025.

My MythTV is an X2 3800 (Windsor I think, whatever came before Brisbane). Motherboard is Abit NF-M2 (6150 chipset). Stock voltage and CPU speed; can't get it's AC power draw to go above 120 W. PSU is the SU-380 that comes with the Antec NSK2400.

My fileserver is an X2 3600 (Brisbane); motherboard is a Biostar TF7025. CPU at stock voltage and speed. Nine 3.5" hard drives. Can't remember what the power draw was, but it all runs quite well on a Seasonic S12 430.

My dad's PC is an X2 3600 or 3800, undervolted, stock speed. Biostar TF 6100 motherboard. Can't remember total AC power draw, but I'm sure it was under 150 W. PSU is a Fortron Source 300 or 350 Watt.

My dad's MythTV is an X2 4200 (Windsor) on the Asus M2NPV-VM (geforce 6150). Stock voltage and speed. I haven't tested it with the Kill-a-Watt, but it's been running smoothly for over a year with a 300 Watt Fortron PSU.


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So do I get the award for most overkill powersupply?

Well I've just been working on a Mesh PC which has a 550w PSU in it. Not just cheap junk one either but with 17A + 18A dual 12V rails :!: It'll be close but I think it will just about power the s754 Sempron 3100, 256MB RAM, VIA chipset motherboard with onboard graphics, 160GB HDD and DVD-RW :) I mean at full load that lot might break 50w :lol:
SPCR centric PoV isn't too bad with a little tweaking. The 80mm CPU fan was running full blast 2800+ RPM but Asus QFan and Speedfan have sorted that. The 80mm rear case fan was quiet as it was seized :!: It's low speed Yate Loon sleeve bearing so got potential. I've had it apart, removed all the dust/dirt (there was A LOT of that in the CPU cooler too) and put back with fresh oil and it then ran ~2000rpm. Now at 7v on rubber fan mounts. The PSU has 2 80mm fans, the inner is (I think) 20mm thick and rpm monitored at ~1200rpm, the outer is normal 25mm thick and probably running similar speed. Overall it's not quiet quiet but acceptable for most now.
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aristide1 wrote:
AZBrandon wrote:
So do I get the award for most overkill powersupply? I have an S12-600.

Yep, you win. Hell, even if I get a quad core next year I will only go as large as the Corsair VX550.


S12-650+ :oops:

This was my first purchase for an upgrade, wild stories about the power consumption of the 8800 series GPU were talk of the day then. Read a lot of reviews, and also the quiet virus started to kick in.
Fed up with having problems of PSU's quitting and taking some hardware with it, but they were 20 quid units but still "400W". Quality means a lot...

Way, way overkill but it's ok. If I were to recommend someone a PSU with the same setup I have, I wouldn't go higher then 500W (knowing he would have a very large headroom for things to come, SLI included), and if money is an issue 300-400W would be acceptable as well.

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What motherboard (i.e. chipset) will you be using? Discrete video or integrated?

Biostar T-Force 6100, integrated video and X2 4000+. I thought I was having a ps brick wall, but actually there BIOS builtin "safe mode" that limits the amount of OC one can boot up with. Of course once in Windows you can then adjust the FSB as you wish with the right tools.

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...You make it sound like it's something to be proud of... :(


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spookmineer wrote:
...You make it sound like it's something to be proud of... :(


At the time you bought it (S12 E+ 650) you could reasonably boast it was the best quiet PSU available.

It even now still has advantages in some configurations but cheaper choices are the Corsair VX450 and HX520.

fwiw I'm using a X2 4200 on a S12-430 and my dad's pc is running a X2 4200 on a S12II-380.

Now that the VX450 is out I won't even consider an S12 any more. They'll probably never make a VX at a lower wattage and it's flat fan curve, better main cap, and nearly constant rebates make it a no brainer for us SPCR types...

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I think the single 12volt rail power supplies with sell well with hard core gamers as well as OC fanatics. The two main players being Corsair and PCP&Cooling.

Too bad I didn't buy the VX-450 a few week ago at NewEgg. $65 after rebate with free shipping. Now it's only $5 less than the 550.

Maybe some good specials will show up on Thanksgiving.

Where are the 45nm Intels anyways? Folding minds want to know.

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