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800w Psu

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tmod, 24 Aug 2004.

  1. tmod

    tmod What's a Dremel?

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    I was doing a bit of Googl'ing to find the PC Power and Cooling website...and one of the links was to a [H] thread. The poster had e-mailed PC Power and Cooling, and asked them what they were coming out with next, and was told they have an 800W PSU in the works. :eeek: I guess it might not be so over the top if you consider the kind of power that will be needed for overclocked SLI systems. :baby:
     
  2. dead_man

    dead_man Confucious say: WTF???

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    yea, me mate has a sual 450watt redundant PSU but bring it on neway, ill run 2 of em in me stacker, now how do i connect a TV to a molex cable?
     
  3. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    You could run two, or even three not-so-good computers from one PSU! Think about it, the power requirements are increasing all the time and in several years, 800W will probably become a standard PSU, if all that power is used, that would cost a eck of a lot to run, a KW is 8p an hr to run, so at full power 6.5p to run.

    Leave it on for 24hrs - #1.56
    1 week - #10.92
    1 month - #48.36
    some people do this - 1 yr - #569.40

    Thats a fair bit of money, especially if you have more than one computer, and with electricity prices to increase in January.....
     
  4. felix the cat

    felix the cat Spaceman Spiff

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    people get far too excited by big numbers...800W...big woop...most people dont actually need that...i still run a 330 in my rig and it does me fine...
     
  5. omicron

    omicron Baud.

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    Heh, my rig (1x 80gb HDD, 3x 80mm LED fans, 1x 80mm PSU fan, 1x CD-RW, Floppy, Cathodes, Athlon K7 @ 1gHz, :hehe:..) runs off a 200w PSU fine. It's tiny and almost silent! :)
     
  6. tmod

    tmod What's a Dremel?

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    PC Power and Cooling doesn't exactly cater to "most people" with $200 650W peak PSUs...
     
  7. kbn

    kbn What's a Dremel?

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    At work for an industrial process we use custom made psu doing 24v at 2,000A
    The primary of the transformer has an ammeter, often going upto 150A and thats running on 415v 3phase, thats a LOT of power - 62,250w :eeek: :eeek: :eeek: not including phase lag

    800w is far too much for a pc.
    youd only need that if you were using tecs, maybe 3 or 4 226w ones for waterchilling, or imagine a cpu with 226w, and two sli nv40's each with there own 165w tecs.
     
  8. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom What's a Dremel?

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    What is that 2000A psu for? Giant spot welder (most likely not) arc furnace, massive welder?

    As for a 800W psu, it better have good short circuit protection because if it dosen't you could make some power lines red hot mighty fast.
     
  9. NzC

    NzC What's a Dremel?

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    I am sure it does. Its made by PC Power and Cooling. I have one of theirs, and trust me I have shorted it many times with no damage to anything. I love my PSU, so I had better save up so I can get this one. :naughty:
     
  10. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    except you dont use the full 800w
    you only use as much power as the system needs

    if you have a crappy xp1800 + GF2mx + 256mb of ram on an 800w psu it wont use 800w of power :p
     
  11. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    May I emphasise the word IF! In the future we may as well be using 800W of power for a powerful computer?!?
     
  12. riluve

    riluve What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, but half these psu's rated at 300w only produce 150-200w in the real world. And if your system is per-chance wanting more power than the PSU is delivering, then things act weird really fast.

    At any rate, I have 3 dualies running on 500w PSU's and they fold just fine 24/7 - so with an 800w PSU, I am sure you could do a lot.
     
  13. mr_roll

    mr_roll What's a Dremel?

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    In theory, you could put a microwave in you case and it'd run! :D :clap:
     
  14. biff

    biff What's a Dremel?

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    kbn - just to nitpick :D

    That would be 107,817VA not 62,250W (you forgot the root3), then if you include the phase lag the you would get a number less than the 107,817 and the unit would then be Watts.

    And thats about all that i have to offer to this thread other than; I do agree with Felix, peeps get way too excited about big numbers.
     
  15. Heavytank2

    Heavytank2 What's a Dremel?

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    I know, I am seriously thinking about getting an Antec 380 TRUE after seeing someone on futuremark run this setup... (not OT, in reference to 'smaller' wattage PSU usage)

    NF7-S
    Mobile Barton @ 2.6Ghz
    4 HDDS (of which, atleast one was a raptor)
    ATI X800 PRO
    Antec Sonata w/water cooling


    Now, its stable enough to pull 2.6Ghz AND run a power hungry card + FOUR HDDs?! I am seriously getting this.
     
  16. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Actually the x800's aren't that power hungry, I think both use less than a 9800xt. But my P4 system with 2.4c@3.2, 3 HDDs (2 raptors), 2 DVD drives (1 burner), LCD, 2 PCI cards, 9600pro AIW, etc, is fine on a 350w. And my EPIA system is fine on 60w :hehe:
     
  17. hilmana

    hilmana What's a Dremel?

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    now thats a super duper KICK ASS PSU
    wish i get that some day :thumb:
     
  18. biff

    biff What's a Dremel?

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    Antec's are great psu's. I have a truecontrol 550 myself and i love it.
     
  19. tmod

    tmod What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, I love my Antec TrueBlue 480...rock solid.
     

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