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PSUCalc - A friendly, trustworthy PSU calculator


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#1

Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

I thought I would post this here for people unsure of the amount of power components REALLY require. Companies often cite products as requiring a lot more power than they actually do, often in order to promote the purchase of more expensive power supplies.

http://psucalc.net/

It is a very accurate PSU wattage requirement calculator. It is also far more trustworthy than other calculators found online because it was made to serve the community and only the community; as opposed to prescribing surplus requirements to bolster sales. It was created by two members of OCN, FiX and Phaedrus2129. Phaedrus is an absolute guru when it comes to PSUs, and OCN regards him as the authority on power supplies.

I find it extremely helpful and simple to use, and I hope you lads will too :)

#2

Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

Cool thanks!

I've been using this so far. How do you think PSUCalc compares with this one?
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#3

Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

I used that before I started browsing OCN, I find that a lot of the options provided are unnecessary and make finding a good wattage kind of tedious. Also, PSUCalc gives suggestions on PSU's with good reputations (Usually 80+ Certified) based on your wattage.

That calculator has its positive points, such as detail, but I've had seen some calculations that were very obviously far off the mark, and usually excessive :P

#4

Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

Much better excessive than not enough though! I've never used PSUCalc as I don't have the .NET Framework 4 (and can't be bothered to download it), but I've heard good things about it. I'm sure it will be very accurate though.
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#5

Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

But a calculation that is neither excess nor inadequacy is better still :P

Yeah it is really good. Once you've done a few calculations you don't really need calculators anyway, you kinda learn what kind of power setups require after a while

#6

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

Very true on both counts. And being able to estimate the power consumption without a PSU calculator is something that is very worthwhile to be able to do.
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I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

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#7

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

My AV found that file as a threat, hmm.
Apparently WS.Reputation.1 was inside psucalc_setup.exe
Keeps removing the file lol

Just a heads up.
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#8

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

I suspect that it is a false positive, and that you contact the authors. I've had the same thing with some software I've developed, where one person reported that on one computer it generated a false positive.
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#9

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

That must be seriously annoying as a developer, a lot of people are easily scared off by "threats". :/

#10

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

It is, although at least a lot of AVs let you submit applications to be whitelisted – although from what I've read, that is almost more annoying!
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I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

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#11

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

Yeah, it's not worth the trouble of having to white-list the directory the file or folder it's kept in.
I can't even keep it there long enough, because the antivirus actively deletes it before I get to it.
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#12

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:04 PM

I have been using this since the Beta and it has been awesome, easily the most accurate. I really should add this to the recommend power supplies link.
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#13

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

Guitar man that's a good idea! If normal members were allowed sigs :P (Hint hint, LinuxUser, you should get onto this pronto) it would be a permanent resident in mine.

#14

Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

I don't exactly think it is my place to question the admins' decision to disable signatures, so I have no intention to do so. But you are welcome to if you want to.
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I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

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#15

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

Well it kind of is your place, as a moderator you should be mediating between other members and administrators to improve PriceSpy :D

#16

Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Oh, OK. I've asked why they are disabled, so we'll see what we hear from that – and if appropriate, take it from there.
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I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13

#17

Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

Yus, thanks :D

#18

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

View PostJoshHunter, on 06 April 2012 - 08:51 PM, said:

Yus, thanks :D
OK, try adding a sig now. You should be able to. The limits are: no images, and a maximum of four lines – oh, and not relevant to you, but a minimum of ten posts. B) :)
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i5 4670K (stock for now), Asus Z87-C, 12 GB DDR3, integrated graphics, 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB (RAID0!), Spinpoint F3 1TB and 250 GB WD HDDs, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, Dvorak keyboard, custom openSUSE 13.1, Windows Vista Ultimate in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13

#19

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

Internet high five! Thanks mang ^L_^

#20

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

Err.. I can't find where to add it haha, I remember seeing it when I first started using the forum though

#21

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

Either: up the top, click on your user name, then select My Settings from the drop-down; or click on you user name in this thread to go to your profile, then click Edit My Profile in the top-right. On the left there is an item Signature, which is what you want.
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i5 4670K (stock for now), Asus Z87-C, 12 GB DDR3, integrated graphics, 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB (RAID0!), Spinpoint F3 1TB and 250 GB WD HDDs, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, Dvorak keyboard, custom openSUSE 13.1, Windows Vista Ultimate in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13

#22

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

Oh derp, no idea how I missed that :P thanks again





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