[mythtv-users] New System - Looking for Feedback
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Feb 10 03:11:43 UTC 2010
On 02/09/2010 07:53 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 2/9/2010 18:21, Brian Fischer wrote:
>> Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS
>> Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5"
>> Power Supply - Retail
> Why such an excessively overpowered supply? The hardware you have listed
> there will never peak over 200W. Toss in another 20W per hard drive for
> spinup, maybe 10W per tuner, and you're still far over spec.
Have you *tried* to find a small power supply lately? I had to go
looking in early December and the lowest powered PS I could find was a
350 Watt unit. I ended up with a 400 watt modular so I would not have to
deal with a dozen unwanted wires.
I spoke to an engineering representative of SilverstoneTek at CES and
put a bug in his ear about this. He seemed quite interested and mildly
surprised at the low levels we generally run at...well below the 80%
efficiency band for most power supplies. Hopefully it will result in
something. (Just remembered I promised/threatened to email him, and I
know where his business card is..will do that tomorrow.)
Please let me know if anything I say offends you.
I may wish to offend you again in the future.
Tux says: "Be regular. Eat cron flakes."
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