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post #21 of 33
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Why wont you consider the Antec High Current Pro 1200? Its way better than that silverstone psu any day....
not that I don't believe you but do you have a link to prove that?
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post #22 of 33
HCP1200 is more modern and has better performance and efficiency.

Silverstone Strider 1500W reviews (note the dates):
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=175
http://hardocp.com/article/2010/09/0..._supply_review

Antec High Current Pro 1200W reviews:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=198
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-a...e=expert&pid=1
http://hardocp.com/article/2010/10/2...supply_review/


To be honest, I think the Enermax MaxRevo 1350W would be plenty fine too. There's no review of the 1500W model, but the 1350W one can be pushed very far for peak loads, if need be. It was measured at 1620W DC for several minutes to get readings, and it still was doing okay, with high efficiency and voltages still in spec. Its only weakness is the voltage regulation:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Enermax/EMR1350EWT/
post #23 of 33
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Thanks for the articles, I'll give it a read later on.

The HCP1200 seems to be a popular choice however, instincts say that it probably won't cut it for quad 480s with moderate to high overclocks. Mind you the whole rig is quite extreme, evga 4way sli watercooled mobo, cpu and all 4 cards with a 1 quad rad and 1 triple rad with 18 fans or so in total, couple of fan controllers 3 HDD's and cpu (950 overclocked to 4.3ghz) and 12gb of ram.
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post #24 of 33
Your instincts are very very very very wrong. This is the HCP 1200 that we are talking about, the king of psu's. You do know that they did not call it the king of power supplies for nothing. This has been tested over and over and just keeps on going. 1200 watts is not the max limit of the Antec High Current Pro 1200. The HCP 1200 will power everything with ease.
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post #25 of 33
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Thanks for the articles, I'll give it a read later on.

The HCP1200 seems to be a popular choice however, instincts say that it probably won't cut it for quad 480s with moderate to high overclocks. Mind you the whole rig is quite extreme, evga 4way sli watercooled mobo, cpu and all 4 cards with a 1 quad rad and 1 triple rad with 18 fans or so in total, couple of fan controllers 3 HDD's and cpu (950 overclocked to 4.3ghz) and 12gb of ram.

did you not watch the video?
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just remember: AC watts ARE NOT EQUAL to the DC wattage output....

so 1200W from the wall is not at all cutting it close on a 1200W PSU (just an example)

this is a very often overlooked fact when people are shopping for PSU's.
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Why not dual 850w/1000w? That would be your best best and you wouldn't have to worry about it...
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post #29 of 33
Dual PSU's is usually never a good option, especially since a Silverstone ST1500 could run all of that, with pretty good efficiency (for a <1200w unit). Yes, a High Current Pro would do it, but I don't think it would be up to the task for four GTX 480's, they eat power for breakfast overclocked.
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post #30 of 33
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just remember: AC watts ARE NOT EQUAL to the DC wattage output....

so 1200W from the wall is not at all cutting it close on a 1200W PSU (just an example)

this is a very often overlooked fact when people are shopping for PSU's.
Im a bit of a newbie on how psu's work but generally have some sort of idea on how much capacity is required. My thoughts are that the system will draw above way above 1200w close to 1.5kw all overclocked running vantage or some benchmark.


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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Dual PSU's is usually never a good option, especially since a Silverstone ST1500 could run all of that, with pretty good efficiency (for a <1200w unit). Yes, a High Current Pro would do it, but I don't think it would be up to the task for four GTX 480's, they eat power for breakfast overclocked.
That is what I thought. how long can a HCP 1200 handle that kind of load for?


I have watched the video, those are 580s not 480s, however it's crazy that it handles those wattage but I don't think it will last very long. I don't think it can't handle those wattage for a long period of time.

A good 1500w or 1350w should do the trick.
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