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    Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    That price tag is not a typo.
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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    Still, if you're going to spend £1,600 on a Core i7-6950X and a couple of grand on dual GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, there's now a power supply to match
    The thing is, there isn't a CPU at a 3rd of the cost that does exactly the same thing (lol, well...not until last week anyway), and there's not a GPU at a 10th of the cost that is practically as good.

    This is literally spending money for the sake of it. You're not going to improve anything except a few tiny numbers in a power supply rating test. That's it.

    It doesn't matter if the cables can send 1.5x more down em - they don't do that. It's over engineered and completely pointless.

    If I had a million quid spare I wouldn't buy one of these. It's just idiotic.

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    I can never understand the overkill purchasing. You had a poll recently about what level of PSU Hexus readers were using. I expected 450W-550W to be the winner but (at least at the time I saw the poll) it was the 800-ish and above area that was running away with it. Maybe a small proportion of you are in serious need of that much juice, but most are just wasting copper. I hope these things are at least getting recycled when you're done, and not just dumped in your cupboards or into landfill.

    It's also weird hearing complaints about rising RAM prices from a market that pointlessly puts 64GB of RAM in its PCs! Maybe if you bought fewer chips, there wouldn't be a materials shortage

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    Just as there are always buyers for hugely expensive, way over the top hypercars, so there will be buyers for this PSU, however pointlessly excessive it may be.

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    I can never understand the overkill purchasing. You had a poll recently about what level of PSU Hexus readers were using. I expected 450W-550W to be the winner but (at least at the time I saw the poll) it was the 800-ish and above area that was running away with it. Maybe a small proportion of you are in serious need of that much juice, but most are just wasting copper. I hope these things are at least getting recycled when you're done, and not just dumped in your cupboards or into landfill.

    It's also weird hearing complaints about rising RAM prices from a market that pointlessly puts 64GB of RAM in its PCs! Maybe if you bought fewer chips, there wouldn't be a materials shortage
    It's the headroom and future proofing. What's the point in getting a PSU that fits exactly your needs when you can get one for a little bit more that gives you peace of mind, and also won't be working as hard ?

    Also, people don't realise how little power their PCs actually consume ha. I have a 650w PSU however I was SLI up until this generation. That, combined with 8 HDDs, 2 SATA drives and a bluray drive (now gone), and my PSU was still OK. But nvidia themselves recommend 750w minimum for SLI systems

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    Someone at Cooler Master is looking to retire early =)

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    I can never understand the overkill purchasing.
    Easy...
    I have a 1000w PSU powering my rig (details in the usual place, if I've updated them recently).
    If I'd bought the 550w or 650w version, I'd have saved less than a tenner.
    Plus I had no idea what my future components and mods would draw, with indications suggesting it would increase.
    Thus no reason not to, really!!

    But even with my vast knowledge of which way is on/off on the PSU switch, I have no idea why this 1200w PSU is £700-800 better than any other big brand 1200w PSU... or even £50 better.

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    This is literally spending money for the sake of it. You're not going to improve anything except a few tiny numbers in a power supply rating test. That's it.
    According to the Johnny Guru review, not even that. It doesn't perform any better than previous premium PSUs, it just has ultra-high quality components and build quality. Mind you, Seasonic now offer 12 years on their (much cheaper) top of the line products.

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    I like the idea of the last PSU that you will ever need as it would help reduce waste at a time when it is really needed. However that is all I like about it as there is no guarantee that this will still be compatible with future computers. In addition power usage is likely to come down with the push for efficiency, so an output of 1,200W is ridiculous IMHO.

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    My evga Supernova G2 has 1300w and 10years warranty.

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    " Cooler Master's claims of this being the last supply you'll ever need are backed-up by a transferable 10-year warranty. Any takers"

    For 900 notes I can get about 10 PSU's over time with 3 years warranty on each (30 years if swapped when the warranty expires)

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by lon3wolf2002 View Post
    " Cooler Master's claims of this being the last supply you'll ever need are backed-up by a transferable 10-year warranty. Any takers"

    For 900 notes I can get about 10 PSU's over time with 3 years warranty on each (30 years if swapped when the warranty expires)
    Or you could build an entire PC with an R7 1700,RX480 8GB and a CM 750W PSU for just over £900!!


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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    simply madness aimed at the t*at market

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    Even with dual 1080ti you're not going to be needing to pull this sort of power. This is a very niche level of power, many dual socket workstation running loads of GPUs for rendering or crunching stuff.

    But as it's being sold by a consumer brand, I bet some kids will lap it up because it has the biggest number.

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    Re: Cooler Master launches £900 MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ PSU

    You can get redundant PSU's for less, but I bet the whole of the development costs will be covered by the first sale

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