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Thermaltake has announced its new Purepower Power Express 250W dedicated power supply for graphics cards. With today's SLI and CrossFire cards requiring more and more juice, this dedicated PSU takes some of the load off your system's power supply.

This seems like a good idea, it would take alot of stress off the psu.

Full Article Here: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1115
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That is schweet. I like the idea of it in a bay--Asus Quad SLI cards use a cheezy plug in transformer thingy to supplement their power--something like this would have been a much better solution--cool to be able to upgrade your Vcard w/o changing your PSU!
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Looks like thermaltake found another way to get people to spend money... Waiste of money IMO.
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This "Second Power Supply" will be powered from the Main Power Supply Unit.

Hmmm.... efficency aside

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http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/d...228231307.html

Fortron Source beat them to it, this one is the actual world's first I think its dumb idea since im sure they will cost like $100 anyways so it will cost less to just get a nice 600W OCZ or SeaSonic PSU which would be better overall anyways.
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More Heat.
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post #7 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ropey
This "Second Power Supply" will be powered from the Main Power Supply Unit.

Hmmm.... efficency aside

R
I'm also confused by this. I'm sure you can connect it to a wall outlet too.
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post #8 of 23
no, it isnt connected to the main PSU, read the article. its 250W
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I doubt that you connect this to your main PSU as it would make this unit absolutely senseless. IMO though this would be a waste of money when there are excellent PSU's of 600w, 800w, and even 1kw. I guess if you wanted to save money to not have to buy a new main PSU I guess this would be good for you, but I wouldn't but one.
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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by 13 3 @ 7 l 3 13 0 y
no, it isnt connected to the main PSU, read the article. its 250W
yes it is, it uses power from the 24 pin mobo connector
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