Need Assistance with PC Specs

Started Jun 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Chris Noble
Chris Noble Senior Member • Posts: 1,798
Re: Bronze = hotter, Gold = cooler

Sean Nelson wrote:

Chris Noble wrote:

I think you are incorrect. The 80 Plus Efficiency ratings are at 20%, 50% and 100% load, not just "peak".

He's absolutely right ...

Your 80%, 1200W PS generates 240W of heat powering your 150W system.

...except for this part. An oversized power supply is wasteful, but not this wasteful.

20% of 1200W = 240W. Efficiency is measured as % of rated (i.e. peak) load, not of actual load.

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