Cooler Master PSU 550W $9.99

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  1. lolerskates

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    Wow good find but is this thing anygood? Looks like a couple of complaints about it being really loud.
     
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    I think those are made by Seventeam, so they're good psu's. I think it's just that they're relatively low power compared to the newer big capacity 800watt and up psu's.
    I mean, Ultra has a 1600 watt psu out right now. You literally can't have anything else on the breaker with that. Well you can, but you won't be able to tap the full 1600 watts.
    Then again the reality of it is that the psu is only something like 85%, so you're not going to have more than about 1,400 watt's available anyway.
     
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    If your computer is pulling 1.6kW, you need to re-evaluate your lifestyle. Preferably by driving your Hummer off a cliff.

    The legal definition of a Watt when using AC uses the average power available across the sinewave, so if it says 1600W then you're getting 1600W. Now, if you want to talk about Volt*Amps, that's an unregulated term and is often used to describe the maximum power at the peak of the AC sinewave -- take note that backup battery manufacturers love to list their power in Volt*Amps instead of Watts, because that way they can lie to you legally.
     
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    I'm actually encouraged by the fact that they've reached the power limit.

    Now they'll be forced to start designing lower power components even as the performance increases.
     
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    Not a chance. They'll start making computers with dual 1.6kW PSUs soon enough, and have two power cords running to separate circuits -- or else they'll leapfrog over the 1600W barrier entirely and go straight to 220V.

    Far more people are impressed by strength rather than finesse.
     
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    Impressed by, yes. Willing to take all the steps necessary to pull it off. I don't think so.

    More than likely, we would see people putting in cheater 20amp breakers, because someone says "it will work fine".
     
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    Sure it will; This is the USA, after all, and we have to have so much room for error it's a wonder we haven't paved, rubber-coated, and reflectorized the whole goddamned country. The wiring can handle twice what the breakers will allow, if not more.
     
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    I'm running one at home on one of my Q6600's and it's been perfectly fine. Not any louder than a normal PSU.
     
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    Probably so. But I wouldn't want to bet my equipment on it though.

    From a 15 to a 20 amp breaker is a big jump.

    If you loaded the circuit up, that wire would be getting warm.
     

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