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Cooler Master's 1250W PSU unfazed by quad-SLI and 6-core CPU setup

by Tarinder Sandhu on 6 June 2007, 18:35

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Computex 2007 There seems to be an ever-increasing number of companies trying to get into the PSU market. Often, though, all they're doing is rebranding ODM designs and passing them off as their own.



Cooler Master, however, is keen to reinforce its position as a provider of high-quality power supplies that are designed and made in-house.

Take the Real Power Pro 1250W as an example. It packs in gargantuan power and, pleasingly, is rated to provide 1.25kW at 50C. It sports the usual gubbins that define a high-end PSU - it's big, has six 12V rails that pack 28A on each line and offers a plethora of connectors that includes three eight-pin (well, 6+2) connectors.

[advert]As if further evidence of its impressive capacity were needed, Cooler Master had it running two high-performance systems concurrently. The first featured an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 (quad-core) processor, 4GiB of high-speed DDR2, WD's impressive Raptor X and a couple of wattage-sucking GeForce 8800 GTX cards in SLI.

The second, while not quite as powerful, only differed by the use an equally watt-hungry Pentium Extreme Edition 955 processor.

The obvious question is just what sort of kit would it take to push the PSU to its limit? An insane watercooling/TEC combo, we suppose.

Price and availability come under that nastiest of acronyms - TBC.





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Maybe a quad-cpu, 12 core setup with 20 SCSI 15k hard drives? Little bit silly really, but in a good way :)
So two high end computer can run on 1250W, so 625W is enough for one. Hmm, maybe that's not the conclusion they wanted us to get.
why do PSU manufacturers constantly produce PSU's that big? i mean seriously who actually has a 1KW psu < ? something like…. 0.1%?

if components today can all work fine and dandy on a quality 600W PSU, why on earth would someone spend over the odds on something like that?
jackvdbuk
why do PSU manufacturers constantly produce PSU's that big? i mean seriously who actually has a 1KW psu < ? something like…. 0.1%?

if components today can all work fine and dandy on a quality 600W PSU, why on earth would someone spend over the odds on something like that?

And they keep telling us with the reduction in chip architecture there'll be less power requirements !! :confused:
awm
So two high end computer can run on 1250W, so 625W is enough for one. Hmm, maybe that's not the conclusion they wanted us to get.

My thoughts exactly. Anyone with an 800W+ PSU should feel a little sheepish now, unless they have 300W worth of TEC stuck in there.