Any of these 1000W+ PSUs any good?

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I am trying to build a work related PC and like everyone struggling to get hold of parts! Some 1000W+ PSUs just came in a shop nothing else available, so I am debating if Be Quiet is a good brand? Normally I have bought Corsair PSUs. Also, what wattage should I get?

A- be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12, 1500W, $400 (Within a month), 7 year warranty
B- be quiet! Straight Power 11, 1200W, $222 (This available now), 5 year warranty

Be quiet recommendation-

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GiGaBiTe

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Why are you getting speccing two RTX 3080s? SLI doesn't exist anymore outside the 3090 and good luck getting more than one of any of these cards.

1200W and 1500W power supplies are complete overkill for a single 3080 and a 5950x, unless you plan on loading up your box with mechanical drives. 750W would be fine, 850W at most.
 
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Why are you getting speccing two RTX 3080s? SLI doesn't exist anymore outside the 3090 and good luck getting more than one of any of these cards.

1200W and 1500W power supplies are complete overkill for a single 3080 and a 5950x, unless you plan on loading up your box with mechanical drives. 750W would be fine, 850W at most.

I am a content creator, 3D rendering does not require SLI, if I had the money, I would have used 4 x 3080s ;-) All would have got 100% usage when 3d rendering.
 
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GiGaBiTe

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The 1200W unit will be fine and still have headroom unless you plan on heavily overclocking.
 
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As soon as I started this thread the PSUs got sold :-(
Waiting time for 1000W+ PSUs back to June!!!!!

EDIT- be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12, 1200W I can have next month! Shall I get it? $369!


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The be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1200W offers 80 PLUS® Titanium efficiency and world class performance due to fully digital control and frameless fan concept.
  • 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency (up to 94.7%)
  • Fully digital control (PFC, LLC, SR/12V) and full bridge topology
  • Patented frameless Silent Wings fan for virtually inaudible operation at ordinary load
  • Full mesh PSU front with redesigned funnel-shaped air inlet
  • Overclocking key switches between six 12V rails and one massive 12V rail
  • Japanese 105°C capacitors ensure highest stability and reliability
  • Aluminum case and modular individually sleeved cables for magnificent appearance
  • Ten-year manufacturer’s warranty
 

GiGaBiTe

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If you can get it at non-scalper prices.

It's best to go on reviews of the unit rather than marketing nonsense. I found a few reviews on the unit with a quick Google search and they say it's good.

The "80 PLUS" rating is worthless. As long as you fork over the $21,000 to have your unit tested, it will most certainly pass. Even if it doesn't, Plug Load Solutions doesn't police their standard and take down offenders using fake ratings.
 
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