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Old April 25, 2007, 01:29 PM
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Yeah its an awesome deal for a pfc psu with that power. Some other companies /cough would have rated it at 800w..
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Old April 25, 2007, 01:37 PM
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You're the PSU guru around here, would you say this PSU would be more than adequate to run just about any single card system? (I say just about any, because otherwise somebody would chime in with a 10 HD system saying they had a problem.... :) ).
Because of its ability to combine its +12V rails, I would say that it is adequate for ANY quad core, single-GPU, 8 SATA HD system.
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Old April 25, 2007, 01:40 PM
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Heh, hd are np, its 2x8800gtx or r600 that would bring alotta psu to their knees. :p
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Old April 25, 2007, 01:47 PM
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Well, here is the deal:

8800GTX SLI: No.

R600XTX Single: We will have to see...I don't like the lack of an 8-pin with this PSU. So, we will have to see if the 6-pin to 8-pin adaptor included with the R600 cards affects performance.

It would have been SO simple to include one considering Topower has an 8-pin modular cable that is already being used on their PSUs.
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Old April 25, 2007, 01:48 PM
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Because of its ability to combine its +12V rails, I would say that it is adequate for ANY quad core, single-GPU, 8 SATA HD system.
I'm glad to see PSU manufacturers positioning even their multi-rail systems as providing single rail performance.

It's been getting harder to match up PSUs with what Vid card manufacturers were suggesting for minimum reqs without dropping $200 on a really high end single rail PSU. (It'd still be easier if they just dropped the whole multi-rail thing though.... :) ).
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Old April 25, 2007, 01:59 PM
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(It'd still be easier if they just dropped the whole multi-rail thing though.... :) ).
It is all about the ATX-specifications. Many PSUs will have "ATX v2.0" or whatnot specified on their advertising material. A single rail PSU does not adhere to any modern ATX-spec so manufacturers try to avoid them in favour of multi-rail units.

In many cases, suspect marketing trumps proper performance.
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Old April 25, 2007, 02:02 PM
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Well, here is the deal:

8800GTX SLI: No.

R600XTX Single: We will have to see...I don't like the lack of an 8-pin with this PSU. So, we will have to see if the 6-pin to 8-pin adaptor included with the R600 cards affects performance.

It would have been SO simple to include one considering Topower has an 8-pin modular cable that is already being used on their PSUs.
True but the thing is.. if you have $1500 to drop on video cards it is not a good idea to skimp and pay $125 on your PSU. Mushkin has a 1kw PSU coming soon with 2x8 pin targeted to those with the bleeding edge gpu. I cant say too much about it yet other than its gunna be killer. :D
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Old April 25, 2007, 02:44 PM
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I cant say too much about it yet other than its gunna be killer. :D
It is based off the Topower and ePower PowerTrain 1Kw unit.

I was told to keep the existance of that unit under wraps by Mushkin....

Anyways, there are plenty of PSU manufacturers who will be and already have been releasing 600W-700W PSUs with a single 8-pin PCI-E connector. For Mushkin to ignore this emerging market is a huge mistake IMO.
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Old April 25, 2007, 03:09 PM
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Brian had one on display at CES 07 and there are some articles floating around so its not that big of a secret but thats all we can say until it comes.
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Old April 25, 2007, 05:34 PM
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Bingo. Mums the word.
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