$70 after MIR + FS @ ZZF
Or in-store at Microcenter $80 after MIR (can local pickup)
Single Rail +12V@60A@40C
Excellent Review at [H]ard...
My latest update, your input is requested.
Dave's Short PSU List
PC P&C Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR [Single +12V Rail] (+12V@72A) (The Best of the Best of the Best!)
Input, Suggestions & Recommendations Wanted!
Updated October 19, 2006
For many reasons a PSU with a single, very powerful +12V rail is often desired.
The new DX10 GPU's would be my main reason!
These reasons can include multi-CPU's, a large number of HDD's, a TEC, etc.
Here are the modular PSU's from PC P&C Turbo Cool always 1st Class, on down to more affordable models.
The Antec SP-500 has been removed due to quality control problems.
PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 510 (Modded by Performance-PCS)
PSUs for Future GPUs!
Rumor, strong rumor, has it that the next generation of ATI GPUs may draw over 300Ws each & most of that from the +12V rail(s).
If this is true, then there are currently very, very few ATX PSUs that can power a fully loaded high-end PC running Crossfire with...
I am currently testing a Corsair HX620W PSU.
So far, I haven't found anything the Corsair HX 620W won't power!
I'm trying to find someone in Las Vegas with Quad SLI & someone with a dual CPU server with 8X HDD's, or more...
Monarch has the Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA ATX 2.2 SLI 600W for only $75!
Average price is over $150...
The Expert mobo does NOT use the ATX standard p4 (4-pin, +12V) connector to power the CPU.
It uses the EPS standard 8-pin (+12V) EPS connector.
All of the above "A" listed SLI PSU's should have thw EPS connector.
The OCZ PowerStreams have it as a modular 4+4 pin connector.
These idiots don't know how to test a PSU (they didn't use a DVM/DMM for voltage readings),
but the test was done on a highly loaded DFI N4, so the results are still useful.
As most of you known, I'm usually a big fan of Anandtech, however this time I couldn't disagree more!
A "cheap/no name/ POS" PSU is an open inventation to every problem possible!
Very good PSU's can be had for under $30!
Cheap, but Good PSU's...
I am seeing a number of people purchasing very powerful SSI/EPS 4-rail (+12V) PSU's for their single CPU PC's.
Now in the SSI/EPS specs: http://www.ssiforum.org/Power%20Supplies/EPS12V_Spec%202_1.pdf ,
on page 12, dedicate +12V1 to CPU #1, +12V2 to CPU #2, +12V3 to baseboard componets other...
I am very happy to make my first recommendation of a Theramatake (TT) PSU in over 2yrs.
Thanks to some excellent testing by jonnyGURU@SLCenteral,
discussion with several knowledgable EOC & Hard forum members,
input from several current users & a request from TT tech support staff,
Every month we will feature a truly special PSU,
one that combines all of the best features & qualities we want & need,
at a price that makes it truly the "BEST BANG for the BUCK".
This month the selection was actually quite easy as the newly introduced Meridian XCilo 450W has enough...
So you need a PSU,
which of the following best describes your needs?
PSUs: The Best of the Best of the Best! http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1104880
(Updated October 1, 2006)
PSUs for Future GPUs: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1104866
(Updated October 1...
This is going to require some reading on your part,
if you truly want to understand the how & why of the PS world.
You will need Adobe Reader, if you don't have it, get it here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
The 2 most important considerations are quality of...
$449.99 & shipping > 5 Year warranty
PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 850 ETX (SSI) - 850 Watts of Power at Load!
850W continuous and 950W peak power
NVIDIA® SLI READY component
Four +12V rails @ 17A ea. (12V1-V4=54A/62A pk.)
Extended ATX form factor fits most std cases