Is your PSU going to be Big Enough

  woodchip 09:20 15 Feb 2006

New gaming PCs suck...power
Take one AMD dual-core Athlon 64 FX-60 CPU. Pair it with two high-end video cards in an SLI configuration. Overclock everything. What do you have? An expensive new computer that is unbelievably fast...and that draws so much electricity that even a high-end 600-watt power supply can't supply it. That's what we found when we tested two new PCs from custom PC builders Falcon Northwest and Velocity Micro. One solution: a brand-new, never-seen-before 1-kilowatt power supply. Does anybody really need this much power? Can anybody afford it? Check out our comparison.

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  spuds 09:26 15 Feb 2006

Gamers seem to want amusement arcade facilities, so I suppose its a case of bigger the better!.

Personally I am not into this high powered gaming thing, so my 450w supply is quite adequate for the computer's need.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:16 15 Feb 2006

1KW what are they running, an electric fire?

With more power comes more het which needs more coolin fans that require power etc.

  woodchip 15:58 15 Feb 2006


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