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    New OCZ Power Supply!

    I've just been reading that OCZ are due to release a new PSU which combines the Modstream's modular cables and the Powerstream's adjustable voltage rails, they should be onto a winner here as these bad boys are gonna start off from 700W with 2x PCI-E Power leads for SLi it should be the ultimate power supply!!!

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    I still havent used up my 600W just yet lol
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    Cool, they make great PSU's, my 520Watt has been awesome.

    I would like to see cables that can be connected/taken off, if your not using them, forgotten who already does it, but it's a great idea, as it tidy's ya case up loads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    Cool, they make great PSU's, my 520Watt has been awesome.

    I would like to see cables that can be connected/taken off, if your not using them, forgotten who already does it, but it's a great idea, as it tidy's ya case up loads.
    Hi mate

    OCZ's Modstream PSU's come with the modular cables which can be detached. At the moment these also only go up to 520W and only have 1 PCI-E connector. I take it your PSU is a Powerstream one. If you like a tidy case, the Modstreams are a good buy.

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    You can have a uber tidy case if you spend hours trying to hide all the cable, which is what i did
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    only 700W? thats pretty poor, can only power 5 or 6 computers off that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox
    only 700W? thats pretty poor, can only power 5 or 6 computers off that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    Cool, they make great PSU's, my 520Watt has been awesome.

    I would like to see cables that can be connected/taken off, if your not using them, forgotten who already does it, but it's a great idea, as it tidy's ya case up loads.
    Tagan EasyCon, and Hiper do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy83
    Tagan EasyCon, and Hiper do this.
    Everbody actually, Silverstone, Enermax, Antec, Revoltec...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    Everbody actually, Silverstone, Enermax, Antec, Revoltec...
    Yeah, thats everybody alright.

    Nox, while 700W is a lot for most people, extremeists need this kind of power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    Nox, while 700W is a lot for most people, extremeists need this kind of power.
    Indeed, throw in a hefty processor, two 7800 512mb GTX's in SLi, a couple of SATA RAID arrays and the odd dash of optical drive and you have yourself a lot of power usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    Yeah, thats everybody alright.

    Nox, while 700W is a lot for most people, extremeists need this kind of power.
    The only way you'd load a 700W PSU is by sticking a thin copper rod in the yellow wire of a molex connector and sticking it on the concrete outside..

    Seriously.. you could power 2 heavily overclocked rigs from a 700W PSU. And try running them 24/7 and see how your energy bill looks at the end of the month/quater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    Seriously.. you could power 2 heavily overclocked rigs from a 700W PSU.
    Not if running high end SLI you won't - apparently the Dell quad SLI PC needs 850W for 1 PC ...

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    850W my arse, 530W would be more than enough.. with a real PSU however, not a pile of cheap junk, who would want quad SLi anyway?.. kiss good bye to your AI because most of your CPU time will be spent on drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    with a real PSU however, not a pile of cheap junk, who would want quad SLi anyway?..
    Actually Dell PSU's tend to be pretty good but 1 thing that they don't usually do is allow a lot for expansion - so if Dell are fitting 850W it's because it needs 850W.
    nVidia recommend 580W iirc for 2x 7800 SLI.

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    Well AMD is being silly considering them two cards in SLi only use about 240W of juice together, 4 would be about 480W, then add 150W for everything else (and thats me being generous), thats 630W in an over-estimate. Which just goes to show that 1kW PSU's are totally pointless.
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