Originally Posted by thealmightyone
Don't forget, a PSU will only supply as needed. So, a PSU that can deliver UP TO 1600W, will only deliver, say, 500W if that's what the system needs. Yes, a waste of money, but no to it being a waste of electricity.
Exactly. IIRC, the specs say that it has a constant 85%+ efficiency. Those 500-800W supplies vary within the 70 to 80% range. But, like just about everyone else here has said, even the most loaded system wont use even half of its 100% capacity, so it's really a pointless buy. I mean, We could be speaking like, 8x Intel Cores + Board + 4x Crossfire HD2900XT(X) + 20-30 HDDs + Watercooling + TEC and/or phase for all of that... I'm not sure how much all of that would use but I know this PSU would cover it
The only scary part to this PSU is the special power socket. The pins and socket itself are noticeable larger than the average socket, and 2000W would mean you need a 25-30A breaker for the machine itself
, provided it uses up past 1600+ W.