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While those who need a 1,500W power supply are a small few, Thermaltake (and CWT) have produced an ultra high power unit that's left us with highs and lows. On one hand it's extremely efficient and provides a the most comprehensive multi-GPU support we've ever seen, it has great modular connectors and even ferrite cores on the PCI-Express cables. However, we feel some of the cable choices could have been better and the hot spots at very high load mean we can't really recommend it – we feel it just can't quite do what it says on the tin, safely.

The thing is: you'll be extremely hard pushed to use anywhere near 1,500W. We tested a 3-way SLI system with a QX9770, 2GB of overclocked DDR3 and three Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX cards and looped Crysis for a while to warm everything up a bit. An hour later, the PSU is still very quiet yet quite warm to touch, but that's because it was only loaded to ~450W, peaking at 515W. Why do I need 1,100W for 3-way SLI again? Even with eight SATA drives connected to this unit, that'll still be less than 650W at a gross over-estimate.

Even though a Skulltrail platform (for the three people in the world that can afford one) should again bump the power requirements a little again, why should we make the 1,500W a consideration over other 1,200W or 1,000W models?
For those who need more then a 1200w PSU. Here comes a 1500w PSU to suit your needs.
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Not too keen on Bit-Tech's testing methods...Hexus use a PSU load tester so they can actual put somewhere near the full load of the PSU
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For those who need more then a 1200w PSU. Here comes a 1500w PSU to suit your needs.
I LOVED that man! Yeah I benched my system at FULL load and I maxed at like 375W lol...I could go triple-sli with my current PSU and not even worry about it.
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I LOVED that man! Yeah I benched my system at FULL load and I maxed at like 375W lol...I could go triple-sli with my current PSU and not even worry about it.
Thanks I'm sure some people will buy this PSU, not knowing they don't need it.
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Thanks I'm sure some people will buy this PSU, not knowing they don't need it.
Yeah absolutely lol
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I LOVED that man! Yeah I benched my system at FULL load and I maxed at like 375W lol...I could go triple-sli with my current PSU and not even worry about it.
I doubt you could come close to managing Tri-SLI.

Wattage matters yes, however Amps also matters.
    
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i want a 1.21 GIGAWATTS PSU
I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this!

the flux capacitor!
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