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post #11 of 37
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Originally Posted by bucdan View Post

Makes my electricity bill hurt, thinking about using 1200Whr all day lol. I mean, of course it won't be pulling all 1200W, but still.

How long will it be before we have to have 220 volt lines running to our PCs? biggrin.gif
post #12 of 37
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How long will it be before we have to have 220 volt lines running to our PCs? biggrin.gif

When the risk of lightning strikes doesn't cause your computer to burst in to flames, along with your house. Among other, perhaps more dire, problems.
post #13 of 37
But seriously, a 15 amp breaker can only supply 1800 watts. We must be closing in fast at the point where they can no longer market higher wattage PSUs because no one could actually use them.

The highest practical wattage is around 1,500 watts and that's with a breaker not under 100% load.
Edited by aweir - 8/30/16 at 8:46pm
post #14 of 37
Many homes in the USA have a fair number of 20A circuts, and most of Europe is on 220-240v, so even 15-amps is plenty for them.

I'd also think that anyone buying a computer than needs more than 1300w could probably afford to replace one breaker and snake some 12-gauge wire to an outlet.
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post #15 of 37
'Gaming' PSU?

Laughing too hard at this to stay on point....
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Where are my LEDs at for my xtreme gaming experience

Well, it is [Current Year]. All parts labeled "Gaming" that lack RGB LED lighting are already obsolete.
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1200W and single rail? That doesn't sound safe at all.
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1200W and single rail? That doesn't sound safe at all.

There are 1600 W single rail PSUs out there, so this is tame relatively.
post #19 of 37
Orange is so 2006. They should have gone with Green, Red or Blue. Also, it's lacking LEDs (Red is better for speed, but heats up too much, Blue gives cooler temps and more OC headroom). Also, this isn't endorsed by any gamer or MLG team of renown, so what certification do we have that this is a proper PSU for extreme gaming?
post #20 of 37
another mediocre 1200w psu. not bad for Gigabyte's entry into the market I suppose.
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