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Thermaltake has not only a 1500W PSU that was initially shown at CeBit(enhoff) on demonstration, but it's also now showing off a 2000W PSU. We took pictures of another very comical 2000W PSU previously at CeBit, that required an external unit the size of a fridge and two power adapters to spread the load from the socket.

Inquiring about the potential hazard of overpowering the socket, the poor lass had to check the manual for which only the rated power usage for the 1500W was listed. After flicking through the pages we found it can suck down 120Amps of power, so a 2000W should require nothing short of a 160A!

Unfortunately on finding out this information and seeing my jaw hit the floor, she inquired, "Is that a lot?". I tried to put it down to the language barrier but it's still very worrying that Thermaltake seems unaware of the consequences of such a large PSU on a home user's power grid, let alone the cost of running it.

Silverstone had a new 1200W unit to offer, and after chatting to a couple of the guys there the ethos seems to be quietness, even if it's at the expense of a leaving it a little hotter because it's "generally a bit colder in Europe". Thankfully us cold blooded Europeans don't require heated houses either.

Despite this, they assured me that it's far from being too hot, and should work very efficiently. The PSU uses a large fan with a longer than standard chassis, although it's still not quite as big as the Enermax Galaxy.

Finally we dropped by BeQuiet, German PSU manufacturer, who was also demonstrating its new 1000W DarkPower Pro. The PSU is modular and has been compacted into a standard sized PSU case, but uses a revised large 13.5cm fan, with a slower 1800RPM speed to keep it cool, yet still quiet. BeQuiet told bit-tech that it rated the unit at 87% efficiency (which is optimistic of any PSU in our opinion) and are obtaining 80PLUS certification which tests for at least 80% efficiency from 20-100% load.

In addition, the modular PSU has coloured connectors to differentiate between PCI-Express, Molex and 8-pin power plugs. There are two 6+2-pin cables and two 6pin cables provided making it suitable for ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT CrossFire, and they are also ferrite shielded to provide additionally clean power lines.

Finally, there are some super long 105cm cables supplied with 90 degree connectors, which should be suitable for even the largest cases. While this may seem excessive, a 1000W supply should allow you to have a dozen hard drives and a handful of optical drives amongst plenty of other high power hardware, so it's expected a large case is necessary.






http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/06...ough_wattage/1
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They won't get UL certification for this.....
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Lawl @ 2 Things

1. Its a 2000W PSU
2. Its a Thermaltake.........
    
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Woah! Holy cow.

Doubt it would sell for long time though.

Is it me or is the PSU market moving along a bit to fast in these present months?

I don't know fi this has anything to do with quad core and DX10 but it all seems a tad bit pointless to me.

1000W is OTT never mind 2000W
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Lawl @ 2 Things

1. Its a 2000W PSU
2. Its a Thermaltake.........
What's wrong with Thermaltake? I thought they made decent PSUs?
    
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Yeah this just goes to show at how inefficient our rigs are nowadays. You would think with the advent of technology we would be powering our rigs with 250w psu's instead of 700 or a 1000w guys.
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i thought walls couldnt pull that all.
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If this thing is 85% efficient at full load, and drawing that much, it would be pulling 2.3Kw from the wall. Most homes max at 1.6 or 2.2Kw per 110v circuit. You would have to run this off a 220v dryer plug if you wanted to use the full amount of power.
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post #9 of 51
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i thought walls couldnt pull that all
If you're talking about 120v you'd be correct a typical 15amp circuit in a house would be putting out 1800watt's. But you're not talking about 120v here, you're talking about 12v rails and 3volt and 5 volt, and you're also talking about a major part being a transformer which allows you to up wattage from input to output. And also like many power supplys they're using a peak # when actual continuous output is probably only say 1500 watt's.
post #10 of 51
I'm sorry I just noticed the picutre lol, they're showing that by having subs and the amp hooked up you'd be drawing 350watt's each, um unless those subs are self powered then you'd only be drawing the 350watts to run the amplifier and nothing additional for the speakers themselves, if they have idiots like that working for there company then I guess I will never buy there products as there people obviously dont know anything lol.
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