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http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-op1000.htm

80A on a single 12v rail, more than even the PCP&C 1kw unit!

Dual 8-pin PCIe for the upcoming AMD R600.

Cost: $350. Great for Silverstone quality PSU.
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Yummy! And it doubles as an arc welder for those really intricate mods!
    
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I think it's funny that companies keep putting out higher power PSUs when they should be thinking of ways to lessen the amount of power being consumed by PCs. 1KW PSUs are just overkill.
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I hope someone reviews it soon. Man, seems like everyones jumping on the 1KW bandwagon.
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Originally Posted by exad View Post
I think it's funny that companies keep putting out higher power PSUs when they should be thinking of ways to lessen the amount of power being consumed by PCs. 1KW PSUs are just overkill.
Fabrication shrinking. Multi-core. Powering down processors during idle (Cool N Quiet, AMD's upcoming core power control). Intel vs AMD TDP. Fears of 200w video cards. Everyone IS thinking about how to lowering power consumption. It's been a hot topic for the last 1-2 years. Intel suggested PSU go to single voltage output for higher efficiencies.

Anyway, you cut it though... more performance means more power. 7950GX2 uses 140w, the 8800GTX uses 175w. The 8800GTX performs 35-40% better using 20% more power.


That nice fat rail might be nice for a peltier!
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Wow, this one has ONE rail, 80 amps.

Amazing.

I just bought my Zeus 2 days ago (Or am I out of my mind, again? lol) and it has 4 rails. 42A combined.

But damn, that is hot (pun intended)
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It's 220mm long, might be fun fitting it some case
    
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post #8 of 9
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It's 220mm long, might be fun fitting it some case
Shorter than PCP&C 1kw unit which is 230mm and same length as Enermax Galaxy at 220mm.
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Quote:
Great for Silverstone quality PSU.
That's yet to be seen.

I will say that I'd take a PC Power & Cooling over ANY Silverstone at any price. If that 1000W PSU were $200, I'd still take the Silencer 750W.
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