Monday, May 18th 2009

SilverStone Readying 1500 W Monster PSU

SilverStone is going for the (over)kill with a 1500W enthusiast-grade PC power supply. The Strider Series 1500W (model: SST-ST1500) is one of the first 1000+ Watt PSUs to carry the 80 Plus Silver efficiency rating. This PSU made for an early-sighting at this year's CeBIT event, and is gearing up for launch very soon. It delivers 1500W of continuous, and 1600W of peak power. It features a 100% modular cable design, meaning that even the 24-pin ATX and EPS cables are modular unlike in most modular PSUs.

The unit measures 150 x 86 x 220 mm (WxHxD). Under the hood are eight +12V rails, that belt out up to 120A of current. Active PFC is available. The ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI certified PSU features four 6+2 pin, and eight 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors. High-grade Japanese capacitors are used. A 135 mm fan with a minimum noise-output of 19 dBA keeps this beast cool. Applications? Plenty: an enthusiast could run a highly-tweaked multi-GPU PC, and be able to directly power one or two thermo-electric coolers.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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56 Comments on SilverStone Readying 1500 W Monster PSU

#1
Baum
1,5KW Power in a PC omg my e-bill scares me more than ever
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#2
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: Baum
1,5KW Power in a PC omg my e-bill scares me more than ever
It wont cost more than a regular psu unless you actually use the 1500 watt then you would be worried.
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#3
crtecha
Hahah thats like 3 times the wattage I have almost. I wanna see a rig that uses 1500watts.
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#4
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I'm a little stumped as to why anyone would need to draw 1500W of continuous power for their rig, but it's always good to know that there is one available if you need it.
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#5
alexp999
Staff
Shame about the 8 rails though. I know one would be kinda insane, but only two or three would have been better IMO
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#6
yogurt_21
by: crtecha
I wanna see a rig that uses 1500watts.
me too I mean quad gpu plus a heavy clocked i7 isn't anywher near that. so what are they expecting the next gen to be uber power hungry?
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#7
h3llb3nd4
what's up with PSU makers?
they seems to be wanting us to pay uber-large electricity bills...
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#8
alexp999
Staff
Its just E===... ;)

No other reason than to go "ZOMG I has a 1500W PSU :nutkick:"
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#9
h3llb3nd4
so they want us to have uber-long e-peen also....:P
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#10
crtecha
by: yogurt_21
me too I mean quad gpu plus a heavy clocked i7 isn't anywher near that. so what are they expecting the next gen to be uber power hungry?
maybe include two water cooling loops :twitch:
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#12
alexp999
Staff
Dont forget the new TEC ram coolers.
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#13
h3llb3nd4
and you still have about 300W left...:P
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#14
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Doesn't a decent CPU TEC draw like 15~20A alone (excluding the water-loop that cools it)? Although they usually come with their own power-supplies, this just adds convenience.
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#15
crtecha
that calls for 20 cathodes then
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#16
deathmore
ultra has a 1600 watt power supply and there developing a 2000 watt one last time i heard
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#17
h3llb3nd4
OMG what's that gonna cost us? $900?
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Dude, I could power like 2-3 high end pcs with that one psu! HAHA
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#19
entropy13
Would adding cold cathodes help increase power consumption a bit? :p
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#20
method526
might as well make a dual i7 motherboard with quad SLI and have it all water cooled.
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#21
alexp999
Staff
How about a dual i7 WS board crunching and four GTX295s all folding! :D
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#22
h3llb3nd4
then you'll need W/C also.... add that in!
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#23
Jizzler
by: alexp999
How about a dual i7 WS board crunching and four GTX295s all folding! :D


With most PS's peak efficiency around 50% load, picking a 1K, 1.2K, or even 1.5K PSU may save some dollars at the end of the day. Though we're usually only talkin' a couple percentage points between 20% 50% and 80% loads...
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#24
Tyr.1358
by: yogurt_21
me too I mean quad gpu plus a heavy clocked i7 isn't anywher near that. so what are they expecting the next gen to be uber power hungry?
1500 watts? easy:
quad cpu socket CAD system with 3 quadro fx 5800's plus 10 10k rpm hard drives and triple water loop.

Fairly typical system for CAD related to mining and oil drilling. That shit is insane. We have a computer at babcock power that runs bentley autoplant on 4 2560x1600 displays. same specs though (5400s not 5800; those just came out).

I'd like to see someone build a gaming rig like that though *rolls eyes* as if there is a gaming engine that could handle those kinds of resources without actually becoming slower due to overhead anyways.
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#25
entropy13
using this to compute...

I can reach a realistic wattage of around 1300w (dual cpu, 6x ram, 2x gtx295 - added 2 more as "additional pci-e cards", watercooling, cold cathodes, tec, pump, relay, card reader, bluray drive, dvd-rw writer, 2x sata drives, ssd drive) :D
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