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1000 watts is 8.33 amps at 120 volts.

In the national electric code most 14 AWG conductors have a rating of 20 Amps, which can be used for correction and adjustment. However 14 AWG conductors are considered small conductors in article 240.4(D) which means that in general their max ampacity is 15 amps.

You are only allowed to load a conductor to 80% for continuous duty.
15 amps x 80% = 12 amps
12 amps > 8.33 amps

Here is a link to one of the tables in the NEC.

http://www.safecoelectric.com/images/resources_pdf/NEC2008%20Table%20310.16.pdf

TLDR 14 gauge wire is fine!
 
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Hmm, guess I don't have any extra 14 gauge PSU cables after all, about 100 16 and 18's though lol, I need to start tossing some of these out .
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