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This is an interesting product that has its applications in certain niches however the Koolance 1200W Liquid-Cooled Power Supply is not for most users. As an exercise in the feasibility of using liquid cooling to extract more capacity from a platform the Koolance 1200W Liquid-Cooled Power Supply is a huge success. Our testing proved this extra capacity is captured at the expense of the quality of the unit’s DC output on a single 12v rail. This coupled with the hefty $500 price tag simply means there are better 1200w power supplies on the market for a lower price. That said, this unit has a “coolness factor†that is beyond all others and will certainly appeal to many hardware enthusiasts and case modders alike. The Koolance 1200W Liquid-Cooled Power Supply is more than capable of handling two Radeon HD 2900 XT video cards in CrossFire configuration while staying in spec, and that is certainly saying something.
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What in God's name would you ever need that much power for??!!
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Who really needs more than 800watt? Even the 8800's only take up 300 watt extra in SLI over integrated....1200 watt is just overkill!!!!
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What in God's name would you ever need that much power for??!!
Quad FX + Crossfire X2900XTs
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Quad FX + Crossfire X2900XTs
that still doesn't break 1K
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Quad FX + Crossfire X2900XTs
That will run on the new Corsair 620W - 50A on the 12.

Been proven to work with Quad Core + SLI'd 8800GTX's
    
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Something about a liquid cooled PSU that just doesnt sound.......safe.
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Something about a liquid cooled PSU that just doesnt sound.......safe.
rofl so true
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post #9 of 12
I wouldn't get a liquid cooled PSU even if it was 100$.

That doesn't sound safe, it just sound plain stupid ..... 1200W, I don't think you could use that much power if you tried, You'd need 20+ fans and 20+ hard drives, lol.

Unless theres a true quad sli coming or something that will allow you to buy 4x 8800 Ultras and SLI all 4 together, you won't need that much power
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Originally Posted by kennymester View Post
What in God's name would you ever need that much power for??!!
to power the second coming of the messiah!!!

he/she/it needs all those connections at once and @ full power on startup anyway. i'm sure his/her/it has a smaller consumption after a cold boot and once the OS loads... wonder if he/she/it OC's well...
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