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Old January 16, 2008, 12:39 PM
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Silverstone Strider ST1000 1000W Modular Power Supply ATX 20/24PIN 135MM Fan High Efficiency Black

Hi SKYMTL how is this PSU compared to other 1000W ones?
I have an eye on this because of space restrictions otherwise i would go with the 1200W Decathlon.

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Old January 16, 2008, 12:43 PM
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I too am interested in this answer.
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Old January 16, 2008, 12:54 PM
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Personally, I have to say that I think the Strider platform was pushed too far at 850W, let alone 1Kw. Jonny reviewed the 850W version here:

JonnyGURU.com - Power Supply Reviews and more! - Reviews - SilverStone Strider ST85F 850W

He even found that the platform was being pushed at 850W.

If you are going for 1Kw PSUs, I would recommend the Silverstone OP1000, PCP&C Turbo Cool ($$$$) or the Thermaltake Toughpower series. Or, you could go for broke and get the granddaddy of them all: the Silverstone Zeus 1200W.
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Ok, a bit off topic, but since you're around and it's a simple question I figured I'd drop it in here for SKYMTL...... :)

Having a bit of an inside view through your review items suppliers..... do you think the 8 pin vid card plug is a thing of the past?
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Or, you could go for broke and get the granddaddy of them all: the Silverstone Zeus 1200W.
Where can you get this one in Canada?
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Old January 16, 2008, 01:15 PM
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Where can you get this one in Canada?
Nowhere....yet. Supposedly some retailers will be getting it within the next week to two weeks.
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I still don't know why people think they need something of this size? Most people can get away with 600w!
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Thanks SKYMTL!
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Old January 16, 2008, 03:35 PM
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Having a bit of an inside view through your review items suppliers..... do you think the 8 pin vid card plug is a thing of the past?
Good question.

The answer is no. The only reason manufacturers are still using the 6-pin standard is because their cards do not require the necessary power for an 8-pin or that they just wanted to keep backwards compatability.

Remember, the 8800-series was released before the 8-pin standard was approved by the PCI-SIG. So, we have yet to see a "new generation" high-end card. My thought is that when we see these new cards on the market (whenever they will be coming, only God knows) you will see some going 8-pin ONLY.

From the photos you have all seen the new RV680 dual GPU card will have an 8-pin and a 6-pin connector and I am reasonably sure you will see the new Nvidia dual GPU card with the same layout.
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I still don't know why people think they need something of this size? Most people can get away with 600w!
Yeah..I want an answer to enaberif's question... like wtf are you gonna do with an 1200w psu?..Plug in a cow?
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