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It seems as if there are an ever-increasing number of companies trying their hand at PSUs. Often, they rebrand an ODM design and pass it off as their own.



Cooler Master, however, is keen to reinforce its position as the provider of high-quality power supplies that are designed and manufactured in-house.

Take the Real Power Pro 1250W as an example. It packs in gargantuan power and, pleasingly, is rated to provide 1.25kW at 50C. It sports the usual gubbins that define a high-end PSU; it's big, has 6 12V rails that pack 28A on each line, and a plethora of connectors that include 3 8-pin (well, 6+2) connectors.

As if further evidence of its impressive capacity was needed, Cooler Master had it running 2 high-performance systems concurrently. The first featured an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 (quad-core) processor, 4GiB of high-speed DDR2, WD's impressive Raptor X and a couple of wattage-sucking GeForce 8800 GTX cards in SLI.

The second, whilst not quite as powerful, only differed by the use an equally watt-hungry Pentium Extreme Edition 955 processor.

The obvious question that begs itself is just what you could use to push the PSU to its limit. An insane watercooling/TEC combo, we suppose.

Price and availability fall under that nastiest of acronyms - TBC.
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8984

i wonder how many 8800s that could power... lol
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post #2 of 17
Cooler Master recent PSUs have been getting good reviews. Also, they were honest at testing their PSU at 50C. All good companies test at 40-50C.
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Marketing!! no one needs that much power
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Yeah, wasn't there an article where a 725W psu ran twice that amount of stuff with no issues? Of course a 1250W psu will run that, a 1250W will run a spaceship for cripes sake!
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Quote:
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Marketing!! no one needs that much power
Maybe someone with a highend system and a 437w TEC!
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yeah i use the 850w coolermaster with my sig pc + a peltier at 240ish Watts and should only be a bit o breathing room left , as duckieHo said a 437w cpu pelt and maybe even 2 lower wattage gpu pelts you could put that psu to good use
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Quote:
Originally Posted by x Swift

i wonder how many 8800s that could power... lol
If it puts out 1250w to the 12v lines, 8 8800GTXs.
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Good read.

Yes, the power is beyond unnecessary, I think this post proves that. I think more highly of CoolerMaster PSUs now. Love their cases!
    
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When are the ATi bashers going to get here to say you could just about power a HD 2900XT??

I think for the majority of PC novice's that are getting in to overclocking, they will assume the higher the wattage the better. So I guess it is mainly marketing. What did people with 437W TEC's do before all these huge PSUs started coming out?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by immoral giant View Post
When are the ATi bashers going to get here to say you could just about power a HD 2900XT??

I think for the majority of PC novice's that are getting in to overclocking, they will assume the higher the wattage the better. So I guess it is mainly marketing. What did people with 437W TEC's do before all these huge PSUs started coming out?
They used smaller PSUs, multiple PSUs, and non-novice user PSUs. Lower powered TECs too.
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