Published on 8th September 2008 by
Originally Posted by Phil RhodesHow long did you let it sit at 100%?
Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrderSurely for a "gaming" PC, you don't need that many molex or sata cables? Maybe 3 SATA (Optical, OS disc, Storage/Games) and a couple of Molex just in case?
for "gaming" the argument that if you don't have 100 hard drives and 27 optical drives you don't need high wattage doesn't really apply - "gamers" (yes I'm making a point by using " each time!) will have the fastest processor and beefiest graphics card they can afford, and looking at the power usage of the 4870 X2, if you have 2 of them you've used a significant chunk of a 1000W supply before considering the number of hard discs.
True if you wanted 4x 4870 cards you're out of luck, but 2x 9800 GX2 or 2x 4870 X2 appears to be the intended market for this PSU at which point it looks pretty good.
Originally Posted by tonschkQuote : At 100 percent load the fan is still quite slow spinning - especially lower than the Corsair HX1000W, but the bearing whirr has become clearly audible and there's some evident coil whine under 12V weighting to add into the mix now as well. The problem is that we found it got far too hot in places under load. The base was all over very warm to touch with several hotspots - notably under the transformer on the inside edge by the grill running under the cables. The air escaping from both grills was also particularly hot to touch as well
I saw in some PSU reviews , reports with temperature readings inside the PSU, because " very warm " and " too hot " is not a scientific way to report the performance
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