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    Default OCZ announce 1010 Watt GameXStream

    OCZ’s most powerful PSU to date – 1010 watts

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    ocz should have thought about some extra features to make this worth the buyers trust like some nice modular cables and 4 6pin pci-e connectors. and why in hell do they make 4 12v rails o_O

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    to distribute the +12V load, it's part of the EPS12V spec which all power supplies of this type need to go by if they want any respect.

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    i remembered only 3 rails in the original ATX specification, well i was wrong i guess
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    as things moved on, the ATX 2.0 spec asked for +3.3, +5.0 and dual +12V rails, its still does in fact.

    The EPS standard calls for four +12V rails, it's really a server standard, but also dictates good practices for how any PSU above 550W should be designed. It makes a lot of sense to use this standard for extreme PSU's.

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    i still say noone needs more than 450W for a killer rig (SLI included), like a good Zalman or FSP, but i gave up convincing others as it is like fighting a typhoon everyone buys what they want, i like to keep a penny if possible

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    tis true to a point, most normal users don't need more than a good 500W PSU, but then people want a bit of future proofing just in case they buy that second 8800 GTX in a years time, most never do.

    But i genuinely believe that if you plan on over overclocking pretty far and want SLI or CrossFire, you should go for a 700W model just for some decent headroom, if you're that sorta person, chances are you keep upto date and it'll come in useful.

    But i'm with you on these 1KW supplies, they may never be worthwhile, even with promises of ppu's, and quad-sli etc, they cannot expect anyone to feel comfortable running a system that draws 700W, i certainly wouldn't be pleased.

    On one side we've got great breaktrhoughs in CPU PPW (performance per watt), but wtf is going on with GPU's, it's insanity.
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    very nicw psu i think ill need to buy a new one with the new vid card when i get it.

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    what card do you have in mind, and what psu do you have now (dont see it in the profile :rolleyes

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    sorry at the momment i have an antec neon 550watt psu its sli ready but at 550 i dont think sli is easy to run:$ as for the new vid card r600 when its released

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    i'd bet you a cookie the current psu would run the desired rig, but as you wish

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    really will have to wait and see as i've seen rumours that a single R600 might consume 300W , i don't beleive it myself, have to wait and see!

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    well for crossfier i would need the upgrade but i will wait till i absolutly need it. i dont want to go thowing money away:$

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