Interestingly enough I run many of my psus at 80-110%. They are supermicro server 560w ones(PWS-563-1H20) I have left over from mining and various other rigs. Dang near impossible to kill and do so well that I have a hard time using anything else. For rigs with a true power usage over 600w I'll happily use two.Nah, i buy what i want regardless. Ive always built wced rigs that can handle 2 to 3 times the wattage i run through them and i always run 40-50% more psu than i need.
When it comes to my main rig, having an excess of cooling and wattage is a must.
This excess would have worked out perfectly if not for all of the cpu and gpu shortages that completely fucked my upgrade plans (and the rest of the enthusiast world).
It should since you're already getting to the point of not being able to buy certain computers in liberal states due to power consumption (a farce, but yet here we are).
I want more speed so as long as the power gain gives good performance gain I am fine with it, however I do have an issue with using 70% more power at 100% all core usage for 5-10% more performance. Basically the boosts should be balanced so that the power usage doesn't go into the minimal returns for a lot more power area. Not really a fan of short term massive extra power usage either as it is irrelevant for 99% of my use cases, outside of benchmarks.
Yep. This is why I turn off all that in the summer on my workstation. It’s nice, sure- and almost free- but damn that heat.Getting that last 10% of performance at the expense of doubling power consumption used to be the domain of overclockers. Now they do it for you and charge extra for it.
Many years ago I had a poorly designed PC at work that would randomly crash. I finally just removed the side panel and pointed a box fan at it, problem solved. As for the original question, for everyday office work I am concerned about the power, but I wouldn't compromise performance much as it needs to be useful for many years. If it was for high performance work and games, I'd put performance above all other factors.
Yeah but if it's not possible to go to another option then I'll stay on the present CPU. and I used to with it.If you want the CPU to use less, CPU power management does a pretty good job. Then you can have your "65 watt" CPU.
Personally, if the option exists im going to obtain the most powerful CPU possible, overvolt it, and push it as far as it will go.
Its generally not hard to find a psu that can keep up with any load.