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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36825

The new Ultra 2000w picturized. OCZ external 2Kw PSU as well
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post #62 of 72
...did I miss something?

2K watts * .8% efficiency = 1600W total......so unless its rated for more amperage, 1600W will be its total maximum output.

seems ok to mt to run off an outlet...just not anyting else off of the outlet
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...did I miss something?

2K watts * .8% efficiency = 1600W total......so unless its rated for more amperage, 1600W will be its total maximum output.

seems ok to mt to run off an outlet...just not anyting else off of the outlet
All multiple output power supplies have less than 90% efficiency and 85% is on a very high end. Most are 70-80% efficient. Efficiency is usually nominally rated at 50-70% load. At 100% load, it usually drops to 60-70%. All PSUs work this way.
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post #64 of 72
I know...thats my point. {amongst other things, I am a journeyman electrician}

seems fine to run off any 15amp outlet. theres no way it will ever pull 2K.
My wifes hairdyer still pulls more..you see? Theres no fire danger or anything crazy like that.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36825

The new Ultra 2000w picturized. OCZ external 2Kw PSU as well
Gah that thing is beastly. An external PSU? Come on now.
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I know...thats my point. {amongst other things, I am a journeyman electrician}

seems fine to run off any 15amp outlet. theres no way it will ever pull 2K.
My wifes hairdyer still pulls more..you see? Theres no fire danger or anything crazy like that.
If the system is using 1600w... then the PSU is using 2000w.
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If the system is using 1600w... then the PSU is using 2000w.
Exactly.

Now I'd like to know what person would build this and not have enough money to have a circuit wired to match.

Anyways... It is still overkill. Energy-efficient components are constantly being improved upon to the point that hitting the 2000w mark is just silly.
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The new Ultra 2000w picturized. OCZ external 2Kw PSU as well
The small heatsinks on that Ultra PSU have me worried. Ive seen bigger ones on 600W power supplies. Might not be enought to dissipate all the heat.
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post #69 of 72
I suppose the person who would have enough money to build a computer that would need that much power wouldn't mind getting their electrical outlets to support that much..... such overkill
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Yeah, I don't see myself needing more than the 700w I have right now for atleast another 2 years. And who knows where tech will be by then. The E6600 I plan to build around will be a fossil.
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