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I just cant see high-out put units using a single rail. It's just a recipe for disaster.

How do you figure? PCP&C has been doing it on their 1kw and 1.2kw units for a long time with no issues outside of the substantial noise from the 80mm fans they still love to use.
    
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How do you figure? PCP&C has been doing it on their 1kw and 1.2kw units for a long time with no issues outside of the substantial noise from the 80mm fans they still love to use.

When stressed to their stated max output. Chances of overloading shutoff or damage may be higher.
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When stressed to their stated max output. Chances of overloading shutoff or damage may be higher.

That's very possible, especially on a product that is probably not built to the same standards as the original PCP&C units. I'm not even sure how much influence the "old guard" of PCP&C has over current OCZ PSU designs.

Regardless, mondo single rails can work. But, I think if I were in the market for a 1kw or bigger PSU, I would stick with a non-gimmicky option like the Corsair HX1000 or something along those lines.
    
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That's very possible, especially on a product that is probably not built to the same standards as the original PCP&C units. I'm not even sure how much influence the "old guard" of PCP&C has over current OCZ PSU designs.
Regardless, mondo single rails can work. But, I think if I were in the market for a 1kw or bigger PSU, I would stick with a non-gimmicky option like the Corsair HX1000 or something along those lines.

Perhaps i should of stated this originally. But yes, this is my point. I personally think, if others come to this conclusion it could be a turn off for them looking at this unit.

I'm not bashing it's quality. I'm sure it's quite good. Just a design choice i'm concerned about.
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How do you figure? PCP&C has been doing it on their 1kw and 1.2kw units for a long time with no issues outside of the substantial noise from the 80mm fans they still love to use.

When stressed to their stated max output. Chances of overloading shutoff or damage may be higher.

I fail to see how there's a higher probability of overloading a single 12v rail psu versus a single 12v rail on a mult rail psu... Damage due to shorts or things going wrong yes, but overloading no.
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i love how Jonathan cant stop saying "uhhh" in every single sentance.
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I hope more power supply manufacturers adopt the idea of using individually sleeved modular cables.

Maybe I'm getting old and losing my roots, but why? What is the benefit? All I see is increased mass of wires and added cost.
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I hope more power supply manufacturers adopt the idea of using individually sleeved modular cables.
Maybe I'm getting old and losing my roots, but why? What is the benefit? All I see is increased mass of wires and added cost.

It is mainly just for aesthetics since it is a popular fad. Only other benefit is that it is thinner so you can route the cables behind cases with narrow space between motherboard tray and side panel.
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If your not in the US i'd recommend to not purchase OCZ products. If you have an issue they cost a fortune to return (Holland) or (Taiwan) and the replies on the RMA service were slow and often didn't reply to questions or comments within the RMA email.

Shame I used to think they were a good company but after owning RAM that wont run at rated voltage and an SSD that didn't perform to advertised specs (and the ensuing RMA nightmare after it died) i'd stick to XFX or Corsair power supplies.
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Fully modular units, IMO are quite redundant. The 8-pin CPU, and 24-pin ATX mainboard connector will ALWAYS be used anyways. Doesn't matter if they are modular or not.

Guess you're not the type to dust out your PSU. You do dust out your system every 3 months right?

Being able to remove all your PSU cables, without having to reorganize neatly routed cables, and take the PSU out for dusting is a dream come true. It increases heat dissipation of the heatsinks and longevity of the fan. Many people wonder why their systems can't maintain a overclock or performance they once had because they neglected maintenance on their PSUs.

Any part of your PC which can accumulate dust is a potential no-no for performance and stability.
 
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