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2022/01/13 15:55:16 (permalink)
Intel Core i5-12400/f
MSI MAG B660 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4
EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus BRONZE
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER SC ULTRA GAMING -- to be replaced with 3060 ti or 3070 if I can ever find one. 
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XPG GAMMIX S7 Series: 1TB PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280
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looking to build a casual gaming setup that will work well on 1440 and some vr games
 
thoughts on any improvements?
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    Re: Thoughts on gaming build 2022/01/13 21:58:00 (permalink)
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    Re: Thoughts on gaming build 2022/01/14 07:59:20 (permalink)
    so what's the advantage of going with a gold over bronze psu?
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    Re: Thoughts on gaming build 2022/01/14 08:09:14 (permalink)
    jrobinfay
    so what's the advantage of going with a gold over bronze psu?


    A 80+ Gold PSU will have a slightly less power draw from the wall vs a bronze PSU, about 5% less or so.
    Now that might not sound like much but it adds up. I went from a silver to a platinum PSU and saved about 20$ a month on my power bill. I payed about 100$ for the PSU so after 5 mounts the savings on my power bill paid for the PSU.
     
    However 20$ is not what most will save, I have a rather power hungry system that is powered on 24/7.
    One has to factor in the added cost of the more efficient PSU. If you intend to keep the system for a long time and use it a lot paying a few extra dollars up front might pay off in the long run.
    post edited by austin86 - 2022/01/14 08:17:33
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    Re: Thoughts on gaming build 2022/01/14 21:50:34 (permalink)
    As Austin86 says, you will end up saving huge $$ in the long run.  Here's an old techpower forum post from over a decade ago before Titanium was a thing.  This shows you the savings from moving from a white to bronze, silver, gold and plat.  Bear in mind that the cost of 1kwh at the time was $0.12 and they are only using a time period of 10 hours per day.  So it would need to be adjusted to your current rates.  There used to be a visual calculator that did all this to show you the savings through a year, but the site is either dead or moved (it was posted in the folding/crypto forums a few years ago).  Oh wait it was crawled by the https://web.archive.org/web/20201212104611 http://www.orionpsudb.com/efficiency-calculator  waybackmachine (won't let me hotlink it so copy and paste these and remove the space I've edited this 3 freaking times trying to resolve it haha). <-- enter in your current PSU, power costs, and roughly what you would be using for load from the three choices and it will tell you what you will save in a year. 
     
    Basically buying a Gold to replace your Bronze will pay for the difference in the first year.
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