I can still cancel my order but I think I'll keep it, damn the money
It's my understanding that:
- PSUs tend to be better and last you longer if you don't use them at full load
- you should never buy the bare minimum, if it's saying 500W on the box, chances are it's actually a bit lower than that or a lot lower than that - depending on the quality
- this one comes with 7 years warranty, considering that I normally upgrade my system every 3-4 years - I should be able to use this for the next upgrade
- this baby has : " Up to 90% energy-efficiency under real-world load conditions" so this should help my electricity bills considering it's more efficient, right?
This is the part I'm not entirely sure off, would a 850W PSU consume more electricity than a 500W ? I would think it depends on the load, on the ammount of components and their power need. If you would have the same components and you would use one or the other, the actual consumtion would be the same...right?
Say I get my 850W PSU , but since I'm using only a part of that power it will use only the electricity it needs to generate that...correct?
Ah yes ofc you wouldn't be using 850W of power you would only use your load.. so it won't effect your bills.
With regards to your "bare minimum" statement, your rig would only use 350 W roughly at peak load (without OCing), so 850W is still an overkill, so a 500W Psu would have been plenty. You don't counter quality converns by buying a larger wattage PSU you do that by getting one from a reputable manufacturer (Like Corsair)